The majority of those degree-holders continue to call Wisconsin home after graduation. More than 80% of Wisconsin residents who attend a UW institution choose to remain in Wisconsin following graduation, and 85% of all UW System alumni say they were “effectively prepared with the knowledge and skills they needed” in the workplace.
Building on this solid foundation, UW System is focused on new strategies to further strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce:
Menomonie, Wis. — Danielle Moehring is a shining example of the old saying that graduation isn’t an end but a beginning.
When Moehring walks across the stage Saturday, May 11, to get her diploma at University of Wisconsin-Stout, a great beginning will be awaiting. She is scheduled to start work May 20 as a research scientist at Promega, a leading biotechnology company based in Madison, her hometown.
As an applied science major with a biotechnology concentration, Moehring couldn’t have asked for a better way to start her career.
Imagine a classroom where children are joyfully exploring the world, making connections across disciplines and developing responsibility and respect for themselves, others and the environment. The role of a Montessori teacher is to guide and engage children in doing just that.
This captures the mission of one of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls’ newest graduate programs: Montessori Teacher Education, a program that was launched in the summer of 2012.
Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, developed this educational...
MENOMONIE – Two UW-Stout undergraduate programs are receiving national recognition.
In March, the Princeton Review announced its 2013 rankings of the top game design programs at U.S. colleges. The list included the top 15 programs while another 15 programs, including UW-Stout’s, received honorable mention.
UW-Stout’s program is the only one in Wisconsin or Minnesota ranked in the top 30. A total of 150 programs were surveyed in the U.S. and Canada.
“This is a great acknowledgement of the quality of the program and...
MADISON, Wis. – Maggie Layden is changing the world one vegetable peel at a time. Maggie is the project leader for the American Family Insurance initiative, “Our Dream of a Zero Waste Future.” By diverting the corporate cafeteria’s pre-consumer food waste from landfills, she is helping the Fortune 500 insurance company move closer to its goal of a zero waste future. A 2012 alumnus, Maggie credits the University of Wisconsin online Sustainable Management degree for her success today.
With a strong focus on the intersections between...
Menomonie, Wis. — For most of the 1,382 students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Stout, commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday were a goodbye.
Commencement is a formal farewell to the campus where they’ve spent years rushing to classes, hanging out with friends and living in the residence halls.
They may return someday but probably not to eat pizza with friends at midnight or to pull an all-nighter studying for a final exam.
Commencement day has a much different feel, however, for some graduates. For online students it’s...
MADISON — Agricultural scientists from across the nation are embarking on a new five-year, $10 million, USDA-funded effort to identify dairy production practices that minimize the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and will be more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
The project is led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and involves researchers and extension staff from seven universities, five federal labs of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.
U.S. Secretary of...
Business students and faculty members are immersing themselves in water activities as the UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics expands its focus on the business of water.
As Milwaukee positions itself as a world water hub, UW-Whitewater is providing innovative and creative contributions to the growing regional cluster of freshwater businesses. From the new water business minor to the combined science-business degree with a water emphasis, the university is educating the future water workforce.
Students are busy with internships in...
UW-Eau Claire-Ministry Saint Joseph’s celebrate 25th anniversary of nursing partnership
EAU CLAIRE — Brian Tessmer is eager to earn his bachelor’s degree in nursing but with a job in Marshfield and wife who teaches in Wisconsin Rapids, the central Wisconsin native has little interest in relocating to attend college. Earning an associate degree from a two-year campus and then pursuing a completion degree at another institution also is not appealing to him.
Fortunately for Tessmer and other talented students with strong ties to central...
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — “I knew that having an agricultural degree would give me the chance to make a difference, whether that is on a local level by helping farmers to grow healthy crops, or a global scale in helping to feed our growing population,” said Laura Kanis of Viroqua, Wis., who will graduate in May from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in soil and crop science.
UW-Platteville has seen robust growth in the School of Agriculture in recent years. With approximately 800 students majoring in agricultural degrees,...
Stevens Point, Wis. — A problem has turned into an opportunity – and produced a new, economical art paper for student and faculty use – thanks to a unique collaboration between departments at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Visual arts students in UW-Stevens Point’s College of Fine Arts and Communication require a special art paper to handle the inks and processes they use, and the art paper is expensive. Meanwhile, the university is home to the fastest student-run pilot paper plant in the country, used for classes in the...