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:
A new computer programming language for creating 3-D models is generating a lot of buzz in computer science and education circles.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire assistant professor who created Madeup — a program that allows people to code shapes and print them as 3-D models — is a tad surprised but very encouraged by the positive response to his project, as well as the financial support it’s receiving through the crowd-sourced funding its getting on Kickstarter.com.
As its name suggests, Madeup is a programming language for...
What will a good idea get you? At UW-Milwaukee, maybe your own company.
The Student Startup Challenge provides funding and classroom support to help winners develop prototypes, mobile applications and business plans. Four of this year’s winning entries could change the game for athletes.
Stoking the pace of speed skating
Gaining an edge at the start of a race tops competitive speed skaters’ wish lists. With this in mind, Brent Aussprung redesigned the skate used by professionals so it can deliver power when they need it most.
Menomonie, Wis. — During the next two years, University of Wisconsin-Stout will launch Arts Integration Menomonie to support teacher candidates and retain early career teachers in the Menomonie school district.
AIM is taking direct aim at infusing arts into the curricular and instructional tool belt of city kindergarten through third-grade teachers and in the art education and early childhood education teacher programs at UW-Stout.
In the process, AIM will provide extra training and support for young teachers.
UW-Stout will partner with the...
UW-La Crosse Senior Kayla Kuhn recently accepted a position at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The career prospects for someone in her field — Clinical Laboratory Science — are good, she says. And, as a soon-to-be graduate of UW-L’s program, the outlook is even better.
“Classes at UW-L are tough, but they’re tough for a reason,” notes Kuhn. “UW-L’s program has a very strong reputation of preparing students extremely well, so that alone has a significant impact in my career outlook.”
UW-L’s Clinical Laboratory...
From gaming to science to physical therapy, the possibilities are endless for students learning in UW-Whitewater’s motion capture studio.
UW-Eau Claire alumnus Zach Halmstad was a master on the piano keyboard when he graduated as a music major in 2004, but he ultimately found his future career path on a much different type of keyboard.
As a sophomore, Halmstad was hired to work in UW-Eau Claire’s Learning and Technology Services by Chip Eckardt, LTS chief information officer, and learned the basics of supporting Macintosh computer operating systems.
“I first hired Zach as a student to provide Mac support,” Eckardt said. “At that time there weren’t many students who...
UW-La Crosse (UW-L) students are jumping aboard the Trane. They’re increasingly finding training and future careers at the international employer located in their backyard — Trane Co., a business of Ingersoll Rand.
The Trane La Crosse campus employs more UW-L interns than any other company. Many of those interns go on to work at Trane, becoming software developers, engineers and accountants who have helped the company become a world leader in heating and air conditioning equipment.
Trane is a great example of a company that uses an...
Menomonie, Wis. — For a group of industrial design students at University of Wisconsin-Stout, it wasn’t just another day in the classroom.
It was a day of reckoning, academically speaking.
Associate Professor Jennifer Astwood had assigned them to design an injection-molded consumer product for the college-age market, something they should know a little about. They also were required to create a working prototype in a lab.
The final aspect of the project may have been the most pressure-packed: They would present their ideas to professional...
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Dr. Kristina Fields, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is the curriculum manager for the Sky’s the Limit program, an engineering outreach program for girls in grades 7-12 initiated in 2010 by Tammy Salmon-Stephens, director of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Student Success Programs. Fields works to create hands-on multi-disciplinary science, mathematics and engineering projects for the participants by working directly with UW-Platteville faculty,...
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center’s unique aviation and aerospace networking and consulting enterprise, AeroInnovate, has, once again, ascended into some rare air.
The seven-year-old UW Oshkosh Business Success Center offshoot won first place for Leadership & Collaboration at the national University Economic Development Association (UEDA) summit in Santa Fe, N.M. on Sept. 30
The UEDA describes itself as “the cornerstone membership organization representing higher education, private sector and community...