1. Noel Compass Scholar Program at UW-Stevens Point supports learning, job experience for students of color

    Photo of Compass Award - UWSP group photo

    An innovative and inspirational scholarship program at UW-Stevens Point has opened doors to higher education for promising students of color at underserved Milwaukee high schools. For the last 23 years, the Noel Compass Scholar Program has been transforming lives and creating a strong support system for these students that lasts long after they graduate, thanks […]

  2. Grassland Dairy Products, Inc. invests in dairy education at UW-River Falls

    Photo of students packaging freshly made cheese curds in the UWRF Dairy Pilot Plant in 2018.

    Generous gifts totaling more than $400,000 are moving the UW-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant toward completion. The renovated plant will train the next generation of industry leaders with hands-on learning experiences to develop, produce, and market cheese and ice cream. Graduates who have participated in this unique educational opportunity have consistently gone on to become […]

  3. UW-La Crosse partnership supports parents

    Photo of some of the more than 100 UW-La Crosse students since fall 2013 have played a key role in helping to keep Gundersen’s parent programming running strong by providing the child programming that runs alongside the parent programs.

    More than 100 UW-La Crosse students are providing extra help for parents in the Wisconsin Coulee Region to raise healthy, resilient children. UWL students volunteer about 2,000 hours annually to keep Gundersen Health System’s parent programming running strong. They do this by developing and running adjacent programs for children to learn valuable social and emotional skills. Read […]

  4. UW-Eau Claire’s Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh helps students understand multicultural justice

    Photo of Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice.

    Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, is engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice. By exploring ideas and practices from other countries, students will be better prepared to help address issues in the United States related to policing […]

  5. Summit on Black Male Youth draws hundreds to UW-Milwaukee campus

    Photo of young speaker at UW-Milwaukee's Summit on Black Male Youth

    Each year, more than 1,000 middle school and high school students gather at UW-Milwaukee for the Summit on Black Male Youth. The Summit encourages students to unlock their potential through inspiring workshops and presenters who highlight options and opportunities for their futures. The Summit has grown by 20 percent in the past two years – […]

  6. UW-Stout professor lead author of groundbreaking study on T. rex dinosaur

    Photo of a T. rex dinosaur skeleton

    A groundbreaking study led by UW-Stout materials scientist Elizabeth Boatman explains how, after 66 million years, blood vessels are preserved in the fossil of a T.rex dinosaur displayed at the Smithsonian. Microscopic research on a leg bone sample conducted by five institutions across the U.S. proves that fossils can help unlock secrets to how the […]

  7. Women in STEM Career Day inspires at UW-Platteville

    Photo of participants in UW-Plattevile's Women in STEM Careers Day

    This fall, 160 high school students attended UW-Platteville’s Women in STEM Career Day. Participants learned about career options in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through exciting demonstrations and hands-on projects working in teams. Each year, over 650 women and girls benefit from STEM programs at UW-Platteville, which has seen female enrollment in the College of Engineering, Mathematics […]

  8. Little Scholars program at UW-Whitewater wins state diversity award

    Photo of second graders in the Little Scholars Program visiting UW-Whitewater college pen pals

    What started as a pen-pal project between UW-Whitewater students and 2nd graders in Beloit, Wis., has transformed into an award-winning mentorship program. The Little Scholars Program recently won an outstanding achievement award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. College students write letters to their little buddies, and the groups visit one another during […]

  9. UW-Parkside alumnus returns to campus as visiting sociology professor

    Photo of UW-Parkside alumnus Martel Pipkins returning to his alma mater to teach as a visiting sociology professor

    Martel Pipkins remembers not being all that into high school, but a visit to UW-Parkside changed his outlook. His visit inspired him to graduate from Milwaukee’s Bay View High School in 2005 and then from UW-Parkside four years later. Taking his journey full circle, Martel returned to UW-Parkside this fall as Dr. Martel Pipkins, a […]

  10. UW-La Crosse alumnus and artist builds community from clay

    UW-La Crosse alumnus, artist builds community from clay

    Clay Stomps started as a way for UW-La Crosse alumnus Joel Pfeiffer to get clay for his art — gathering people to mix powdered clay and water with their feet. More than 100 clay stomps later, this Wisconsin art teacher is building community worldwide. Now that’s some fancy footwork! The influential family tradition continues with […]