The UW System’s annual impact on Wisconsin’s economy is estimated to be more than $15 billion. That represents a $15 return for every $1 invested in the UW by state taxpayers.
If the university is successful at providing a robust workforce and supporting vibrant industry clusters, stronger communities will follow. However, the public university must also take an active role in the process:
It’s a common paradox for college graduates – getting a job requires experience, but how do you get experience without a job? Thanks to a partnership with Skyward, Inc., students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are gaining both.
An educational software company based in Stevens Point, Skyward currently employs more than 400 people, 145 of which are UW-Stevens Point alumni. But while Skyward has long recruited interns from computer information systems, it recently began collaborating with the School of Business and Economics to...
EAU CLAIRE — Four University of Wisconsin System nursing programs are offering new fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or postdoctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in Wisconsin. The overall goal is to address the nursing faculty shortage.
The $3.2 million Nurses for Wisconsin initiative — funded through a UW System incentive grant program — comes in response to predictions that Wisconsin could see a shortage of 20,000 nurses by 2035.
A current shortage of nurse educators...
At Sector67, a “makerspace” on Madison’s East Side, you never know what will walk through the orange door. Today, a UW-Madison student wants to mold foam and plastic into a custom-fit back for a backpack.
“How thick?” asks the makerspace’s director, Chris Meyer.
The student curls up his thumb near his forefinger.
Instinctively bringing his own “maker” attitude to bear, Meyer lasers in on the practicalities. “Do you want to mold the plastic and foam together?”
It’s just another unpredictable afternoon at Sector67, the...
Forbes Magazine has consistently named physician assistant studies the single best master’s degree because of the favorable outlook for salary and long-term employment of physician assistants (PAs). Talk to local hospitals or UW-La Crosse (UW-L) Career Services professionals, and you’ll see why.
“Frankly, these students, once they get their materials in place and learn how to identify positions, they don’t need me,” says Tim Tritch, interim director of UW-L’s Career Services. “They have employers seeking them out.”
Temperatures in the single digits didn’t faze University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and UW Oshkosh Foundation leaders and project partners from cutting the ribbon on a new, 1.4 megawatt biodigester at Rosendale Dairy in Pickett on Dec. 11.
About 100 guests — project partners and supporters — gathered at the state’s largest dairy farm to inaugurate the new renewable energy plant and research facility — the culmination of approximately two to three years of collaboration, planning, engineering and...
Missed mammograms represent missed opportunities for early breast cancer diagnosis, a study involving Marshfield Clinic and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center showed.
The two organizations have partnered since 2010 to discover what causes missed mammograms.
Women who undergo annual mammograms and are diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to have earlier-stage disease at diagnosis than women who aren’t examined yearly, the study found. It was led by Adedayo Onitilo, M.D.,...
EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire nursing professor and students have collaborated with area agencies on research aimed at better understanding the effects of food insecurity on local residents.
Dr. Mary Canales, a UW-Eau Claire nursing faculty member interested in food and local justice issues, and public health and public policy research, collaborated with the Hunger Prevention Coalition of Eau Claire County to create a research team composed of representatives from multiple agencies to study food insecurity in Eau Claire...
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — From varying levels of Mandarin language instruction, to presentations about Chinese etiquette and culture, to celebrations of important Chinese festivals and traditions, the Confucius Institute has worked with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2008 as a part of an international network of over 700 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms dedicated to enhancing the understanding of Chinese language and culture around the world.
On Friday, Nov. 22, the UW-Platteville Confucius Institute together with...
Three Warhawk alumni have combined their communication, marketing and business educations to create Midwest Mattress Recovery in Watertown – Wisconsin’s first mattress recycling business.
They’re proud of creating jobs while building a business that helps the environment by diverting bulky mattresses from state landfills. They disassemble mattresses and box springs and salvage the wood, metal, foam and cotton components that can be sold and recycled.
Owner Bob Mudler, a 1997 graduate of UW-Whitewater, caught the entrepreneurial spirit...
Advanced Chemical Systems Inc. (ACS), a Milwaukee-based company, is innovating water pollutant detection with cutting-edge optical sensory technology. The patented technology, developed by Dr. Peter Geissinger at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, uses propagating light emissions as a means to detect trace metals. Rather than sending off water samples to a lab, which can take days with contaminants still present, the sensory technology takes only minutes.
According to Tom Dougherty, president and owner of ACS, the technology has allowed...