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:
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...
Consequences for drunk driving, social media law making and the impact of frac sand mining are issues for civic leaders in southwestern Wisconsin. Through a new UW-La Crosse research initiative, they’ll soon be on the minds of UW-L student researchers.
A group of six faculty members formed the UW-L Policy Research Network this fall to help UW-L students and faculty find, research and prepare unbiased reports for regional civic leaders to aid them in making the best policy decisions for their constituents.
“It boils down to living the...
Just last May, Chris Fox walked across the stage at Johnson Fieldhouse to receive his diploma during University of Wisconsin-Stout’s commencement ceremonies.
In October, Fox was back on campus in the same building for the university’s 35th annual Career Conference. He was recruiting students for Cooperative Education positions as well as full-time jobs for his employer, Greenheck Fan Corp. of Schofield.
Here is a question-and-answer interview with Fox, a native of Wausau:
What did you major in at UW-Stout? Applied social science, with...
EAU CLAIRE — Farmland owners in two western Wisconsin counties soon will have a new resource to guide them as they consider next steps in establishing and maintaining habitats to restore endangered Karner blue butterflies and other pollinators in the region.
Dr. Paula Kleintjes Neff, a professor of biology and entomologist at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, collaborated with an international conservation organization to produce a handbook for area landowners who are enrolled in a U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve...
The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) recently wrapped up its second consecutive year of mentoring a team from UW-Madison through the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (iCorps) program, an intensive seven-week program created in 2012 to improve the commercial successes of NSF-funded technology and to expedite the start-up process.
iCorps provides each competitively assembled team with a $50,000 grant and the opportunity to determine whether a technology is commercially viable. Each team is comprised of a post doctorate...
Industrial design students from University of Wisconsin-Stout have shown that they rank among the best in the country by taking first, second and third places in two national competitions.
Students competed in the Interzinc Student Design Competition and the FreeTech Plastics Student Thermoformed Part Competition.
Students in both competitions were in classes taught by Ben Pratt, a professor in the School of Art and Design.
In the Interzinc contest, David Hillenbrand was named one of three winners with his entry Ritme, a mechanical metronome...
EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Lloyd Turtinen, professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, turned one encounter with a tick into a five-year faculty-student research project that examined the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi (the causative bacterial agent and insect vector of Lyme disease) in Ixodes scapularis (the deer tick).
The research findings follow a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said the prevalence of Lyme disease in humans is roughly 10 times higher than the number of cases...
After fleeing her native country of Vietnam, Nicki Vo found a home in Whitewater and university mentors who challenged her to achieve her dreams.
She’s now an talented chemist, supplying products for industries across Wisconsin and beyond.