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Five years in, Bucky’s Tuition Promise is building a legacy of affordability across Wisconsin

November 16, 2022

The program covers full tuition for Wisconsin students whose household adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less through scholarships and grants.

University of Wisconsin–Madison named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

November 7, 2022

UW–Madison's deep commitment to innovation, development and community engagement in Wisconsin has earned the recognition, awarded to nine universities in 2022.

20 years after founding, MS in Biotech drives Wisconsin’s biosciences economy

September 28, 2022

Twenty years on, UW–Madison's MS in Biotechnology continues to prepare students to take leadership roles in the burgeoning biotech economy. About two-thirds of graduates remain in Wisconsin.

UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year is finalist for community engagement award

September 21, 2022

UniverCity Year connects communities across Wisconsin with resources, faculty and students from UW­–Madison to tackle community-identified challenges.

UW–Madison professional degrees and certificates help working adults advance their careers

June 28, 2021

UW-Madison offers more than 85 professional degrees and certificates, available online or in accelerated formats on campus, ranging in subjects from business and data science to engineering and health and medicine.

UW–Madison Online: Educational access for returning adult students

June 24, 2021

UW–Madison Online offers five bachelor’s degrees — with more to come — for people in Wisconsin and around the world who want to finish a degree and advance in their careers while still working and taking care of other obligations.

Wisconsin employers help UW students develop careers

June 15, 2021

Working hand-in-hand with employers, SuccessWorks creates innovative opportunities for employers and students to connect for networking and skills-building programs.

New white paper showcases value of UW–Madison’s in-state job creation, grad placement and economic recovery

June 9, 2021

With an annual statewide impact of $30.8 billion, the UW is a major contributor to Wisconsin’s economic growth, particularly when it comes to job creation and workforce development.

Engineering students learn by solving real-world problems

June 7, 2021

Students overwhelmingly enjoy the classes that enable them to put their calculus, chemistry, physics and other knowledge to use.

Student designs restore mobility to a rooster with one foot and a client with MD

June 2, 2021

Every semester, the Inter Engr 170 freshman design course gives first-year University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers a chance to get valuable hands-on experience working on practical projects with real clients.

UW-Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

May 24, 2021

A planned new building is a critical starting point in the college’s ability to provide a hands-on education to many more engineering students and help keep pace with industry growth.

School of Pharmacy volunteers help vaccinate underserved communities

May 20, 2021

The school and the Boys and Girls Club hosted eight vaccine clinics in neighborhoods around Madison on Saturdays in April and May, providing vaccines to more than 600 community members.

UW’s Prenatal to Five Initiative advances early childhood solutions in Wisconsin

May 20, 2021

The initiative uses UW–Madison expertise to help Wisconsin child-care providers find solutions to the problems they face, especially through the difficulties of the pandemic.

Video: Dean Robertson engineering expansion

May 17, 2021

“The new facility will stimulate collaboration, spark research discoveries and serve as the focal point of our engineering campus, Robertson said.

Healthy Minds app provides relief from pandemic stress

May 13, 2021

The app, which has been downloaded more than 200,000 times, offers a guided path to well-being, grounded in neuroscience and the concept that people can train their minds to be more calm, focused and resilient.

Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

May 6, 2021

UW-Madison provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated local workforce that motivates some employers to open offices in Madison.

Forward BIOLABS, with UW–Madison, bolsters Wisconsin biohealth sector

May 5, 2021

The lab helps reduce the time it takes fledgling biohealth companies to launch by six to nine months and is instrumental in keeping biohealth talent in Wisconsin.

Great Lakes research to fuel emerging bioeconomy

April 29, 2021

GLBRC is laying the groundwork for economically viable and environmentally sustainable biorefineries that use dedicated bioenergy crops grown on land unsuitable for food production — work that could serve as a cornerstone for an emerging bioeconomy.

Center for Dairy Research partners with entrepreneur on innovative, milk permeate-based sports drink

April 26, 2021

A new sports drink developed with the help of the UW–Madison Center for Dairy Research capitalizes on the fact that milk is one of the most hydrating beverages available.