Tag The Wisconsin Idea

Wisconsin manufacturer leading the market on building ventilation systems

July 17, 2017

Greenheck, of Schofield, has become a leading manufacturer of industrial ventilation systems and fans with the help of UW–Madison expertise and graduates.

Through robust collaboration, UW students help new museum launch inaugural exhibit

July 10, 2017

Over two years, UW–Madison students have researched dozens of objects in the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s expansive collection.

UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

July 6, 2017

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

June 21, 2017

Companionship is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.

Class analysis gives initial green light to green energy in Waterloo

June 14, 2017

A “capstone class” taught at the Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping the Wisconsin city of Waterloo evaluate whether it could generate all its electricity from renewable sources on city-owned land.

New leadership center inspired by Gov. Thompson’s legacy

May 26, 2017

“Gov. Thompson’s rich legacy deserves such recognition. He is a policy iconoclast who values quality research and analysis from across the political spectrum ,” La Follette School Director Donald Moynihan said.

Wisconsin Express program teaches students about health care in underserved areas

May 22, 2017

A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system.

UW-Madison joins Edgewood, Madison colleges in partnering with Madison schools

May 1, 2017

“This new initiative will help Madison high school students discern their academic passions and explore college and career options—goals we wholeheartedly embrace and are excited to be a part of,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships awarded to seven projects

April 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships have been awarded to seven undergraduate projects, ranging in topic from mass incarceration to household energy solutions.

NEH grant to create program linking business, humanities

March 29, 2017

The innovative project, called “Risk and Reward: Navigating Uncertainty Through Humanities – Business Connections,” will help Wisconsin undergraduate business students draw insights from history, literature, and philosophy as they navigate their business curriculum.

‘Forward under 40’ honors young alumni

March 3, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation, and the world.

UW-Madison program conveys progress to Oconto manufacturer

February 7, 2017

Conveyor maker Nercon's leaders learned new productivity techniques from UW–Madison's Engineering Professional Development department.

Wisconsin Idea seminar showcases Badger state to UW–Madison faculty, staff

February 1, 2017

A five-day tour that has become a staple of the Wisconsin Idea will introduce dozens of UW–Madison faculty and academic staff to the geography, culture and history of Wisconsin.

UW-Madison spinoff releases new module to help women, doctors decide on mammogram

January 24, 2017

HealthDecision, LLC, a 7-year old startup with deep roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has just released the fourth module in a series intended to help doctors and patients share decisions.

Nuts and bolts business meets 21st century tech, with help from UW

January 17, 2017

Endries International has made key advances with the help of the UW E-Business Consortium, a collaborative group of businesses founded in 1998 at the UW–Madison College of Engineering.

With $1.1 million grant, ‘public humanities’ program gains ground

January 12, 2017

“Engaging the Humanities” is a UW–Madison program launched to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia.

Northwoods Tour project helps preserve everyone’s history

December 16, 2016

A UW–Madison team recognized the significance of preserving home videos and other personal histories in new and reliable formats. To share that expertise across the state, they launched a project called the Northwoods Tour.

Farming for Flavor: Seed to kitchen initiative creates more than a culinary connection

November 17, 2016

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative from the Department of Horticulture at UW–Madison brings together chefs, farmers and plant breeders to promote vegetable variety characteristics important to local food systems, such as flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance on smaller-scale farms.

UW–Madison teams up with Madison police to foster officer well-being

August 23, 2016

The collaboration will focus on whether mindfulness-based practices can help improve officers’ abilities to manage their daily and occupational stressors.