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Pharmacy students meet urgent need for vaccinators in Wisconsin

March 2, 2021

“It’s a win-win,” says pharmacy student Maggie Hoernke. “We get practice educating patients and administering the vaccine, and we also get to help out the public.

Groundbreaking entrepreneurship science lab fosters student entrepreneurs

February 26, 2021

The Entrepreneurship Science Lab is using data science to bolster student entrepreneurship on college campuses — and by extension, create greater opportunity for young innovators and increase economic prosperity for local communities.

New UW–Madison campaign highlights Badgers stepping up

February 25, 2021

A new UW–Madison campaign, “Can’t Stop a Badger”, explores the stories and people whose relentless drive are making Wisconsin – and the world – a better place.

Startup Gregor Diagnostics advances novel diagnostic technology

February 23, 2021

“Gregor is a startup that has UW technology in it and is a great example of the way UW knowledge gets translated into companies that solve important problems in the world and create jobs.”

Capital budget plan is cornerstone for UW–Madison growth

February 23, 2021

New buildings for the College of Letters & Science and the College of Engineering are included in Gov. Tony Evers' 2021-23 capital budget — "a major investment in higher education infrastructure,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Materials science is a natural fit for Wisconsin manufacturing

February 22, 2021

Not only are top UW–Madison materials science students sought after by industry, but breakthroughs in materials developed at the university often have direct impacts on local businesses.

UW startup DataChat democratizes data science

February 19, 2021

The company's growth since being founded in 2017 illustrates the many ways UW–Madison nurtures start-ups that arise from its research.

How UW helped Nasonville Dairy become an industry leader

February 18, 2021

UW's Center for Dairy Research has helped Nasonville develop new cheese products for export, start ultrafiltration lines to produce lactose-free milk, and trouble-shoot quality problems that pop up.

Governor’s budget designed to help the university ‘bounce back’

February 18, 2021

Calling higher education an economic driver for Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers proposed a major reinvestment in the University of Wisconsin System.

Statement of Chancellor Rebecca Blank in response to Governor Evers’ Budget Proposal

February 16, 2021

"I want to thank Governor Evers for a budget proposal that recognizes the vital role the UW System plays in educating tomorrow’s leaders and in the economic development of Wisconsin."

Aldevron expands manufacturing capabilities in Madison

February 16, 2021

Aldevron’s partnership with UW–Madison in research and education is a compelling reason the company has continued to invest in its Madison site, its CEO said.

WARF’s UpStart program supports women and BIPOC entrepreneurs

February 12, 2021

Free entrepreneurial training program cultivates new businesses launched by women and people of color, contributing to Wisconsin’s economy

UW-Madison driving Wisconsin’s economy, now and into the future

February 11, 2021

Powered by a top-ranked research program, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, its affiliate organizations and the startup companies coming out of the university have a total $30.8 billion annual statewide economic impact, equivalent to nearly 9% of Wisconsin’s $345 billion economy, according to a new report.

New game helps refugee camp kids become academic ‘stars’

December 2, 2020

Once a refugee himself, senior Joel Baraka has invented "5 STA-Z" — a board game for students across sub-Saharan Africa that turns learning into fun.

Special education teacher residency program supporting rural schools, UW–Madison students

November 19, 2020

An innovative program housed within UW–Madison’s School of Education is designed to prepare future special education teachers to work in high-need and small, rural districts in Wisconsin, where they're in demand.

Fitter increases the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 24, 2020

A team of UW–Madison engineers has developed a simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself fitter that ensures a tighter mask seal around the wearer’s nose, mouth and face.