1. UW-Stevens Point and Wisconsin biotech company land biofuels research grant

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    Promising biofuels research at a Wisconsin biotech company and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is getting a boost from a $224,292 National Science Foundation grant. C5.6 Technologies of Middleton, Wis., and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at UW-Stevens Point were awarded the grant to continue work on developing bacteria that will ferment sugar into

  2. A great Trane-ing experience for UW-La Crosse students

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    A company that produces 40 percent of the world’s chillers is also dedicated to warming up UW-La Crosse students for the real world of business. For nearly 40 years, Trane has offered internships to UW-L students. The numbers have steadily increased over the years. Currently the company employs 44 UW-L student interns in positions from

  3. UWO, partners break ground on biodigester at state’s largest dairy farm

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    It will serve as both a renewable energy plant and a learning and research laboratory. It promises a more sustainable future for the state’s evolving dairy industry. And it will prepare new waves of environmental and renewable energy scientists for the workforce, students who hail from the kinds of small, rural Wisconsin communities where similar

  4. UW-Whitewater professor designs innovative logos for entrepreneurs

    Renée Melton

    A logo is more than just a way to identify a company. It represents the brand, character and values of a business. With the help of a talented designer, four regional businesses affiliated with UW-Whitewater are identifying themselves with creative logos that have won international recognition. The logos were created by Renée Melton, an associate

  5. UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings receives “College Ready” grant

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    EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been awarded a $294,341 “College Ready” grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. (Great Lakes) to expand the number of area students served by Blugold Beginnings, a program designed to give area youth access to higher education through precollege outreach. Blugold Beginnings pairs UW-Eau Claire

  6. UW-Stout’s Flash Frozen wins national E-3 video game competition

    screen shot of the video game, "Flash Frozen"

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, can hang a new banner from its rafters: National video game champion. Flash Frozen, a video game created by a team of UW-Stout game design and development students, was declared national co-champion Thursday, June 13, at the Entertainment Software Association E-3 conference in Los Angeles. UW-Stout’s

  7. UW-Platteville Women in EMS Mentor Center recognized as a top mentoring program nationwide

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    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science Mentor Center was recently recognized as one of the top mentoring EMS programs for women in the country, according to a report released by NerdScholar. The report highlighted six nationwide programs that cultivate mentorship for women entering the science, technology, engineering and

  8. UW-Madison innovation institute to broaden palette of advanced materials

    display of cutting edge mobile technology

    Sporting sleek cases, sensitive touch screens, and an ever-increasing array of features, today’s smartphones and tablets provide consumers unparalleled mobile computing capability. Yet, these and many other technologies are critically dependent on sophisticated new materials that can solve challenges in areas ranging from clean energy and national security to human health and well-being. And currently,