1. UW-Eau Claire programs help strengthen math education in western Wisconsin

    Photos of Karen Stuttgen in the classroom teaching and interacting with students at Fall Creek Elementary School

    As a math intervention teacher in Fall Creek’s elementary school, Karen Stuttgen spends her days helping struggling students achieve grade-level success by first identifying and then working to fill the gaps in their math understanding. To do her job well, Stuttgen constantly looks for new ways to improve her skills as an educator, specifically looking

  2. UW-Stout student brings Swiss engineering experience back to hometown of Racine

    UW-Stout manufacturing engineering student Michael Guzman hikes in Creux du Van in Switzerland during a break from his Cooperative Education job duties.

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout student Michael Guzman is experiencing what many UW-Stout students experience, hands-on work in a Cooperative Education placement. Guzman’s experiences are atypical however: He is surrounded not only by mountains, the Swiss Alps to be exact, but also by speakers of as many as seven language groups. Guzman, a manufacturing

  3. UW-Milwaukee creates free app to help families and libraries encourage children to read

    Read the “Poky Little Puppy” to your toddler 58 times? Now there’s an app to track that. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Waukesha County public libraries collaborated on a free app for parents to track books read to their children. The app supports the popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program offered by libraries nationwide. The

  4. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds finding success in geospatial fields

    Graduates with geospatial skills are finding great success in a variety of businesses and industries as potential uses for the technology continues to grow. UWEC is responding to the demand for these skills by adding and enhancing its geospatial classes

    With the mapping business booming thanks to GPS and other technological advances, Continental Mapping Consultants – a long-established Sun Prairie-based company — expects its workforce to top 100 employees by the end of summer. As it grows its team, the company’s president and co-founder Dave Hart says they are looking more and more to the

  5. Red-hot research: UW-Stout professor, Polish scholar join metals, ceramics to help aerospace industry

    Menomonie, Wis. — It was midwinter in Wisconsin, but blazing heat was the focus of a Polish scholar’s two-week visit to University of Wisconsin-Stout. Natalia Sobczak, head of the Center for High-Temperature Studies at Foundry Research Institute in Krakow, Poland, was on campus Jan. 9-23 to continue — in person — her collaborative research with

  6. UW-Madison collaboration promotes well-being in the workplace

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    MADISON — Standing in front of a room of business professionals, Jill McDermott shares a number: two quadrillion – the number of megabytes of information broadcast daily. She pauses to let the audience reflect on how this inundation of information contributes to distractions in the workplace that can chip away at a person’s well-being and

  7. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds take on the ‘summer slide’

    Once the final school bell rings in June and summer hits, kids have a list of fun activities to keep themselves occupied: baseball, swimming and biking to name a few. Although reading isn’t usually at the top of that list, 7-year-old Jack Barthen and his older brother, Carter, 10, eagerly added it through their involvement