1. Business starters: UW-La Crosse students helping new business owners find success

    Erin Wolfe, right, opened The Toy Shop in downtown La Crosse in July 2015 with her husband, Adam. Here she meets with UW-La Crosse student Matt Hemmersbach, who helped create a marketing plan for her business as part of a class project. UWL’s Small Business Development Center helped link the two.

    Erin and Adam Wolfe opened a toy store in downtown La Crosse because as parents of six kids, they know a lot about toys. But with no prior business experience, the two were jumping into the retail world a bit blind, admits Erin. “We thought it would be great to have some outside input and

  2. UW-Milwaukee: A wrench fends off injury, feeds the economy

    The gas meters that measure energy consumption in buildings pose as great a threat to workers who service them as downed power lines do to electric utility workers. Left in place for decades, the meters are often painted over and rusted, making nuts difficult to budge. Heavy pipe wrenches can slip when workers apply excessive

  3. UW-Eau Claire’s innovative teaching brings real-world research into chemistry classrooms with help of prestigious grant

    UW-Eau Claire chemistry research students working with Dr. Sanchita Hati. From left: An Nam Hodac, Dr. Sanchita Hati, Lauren Adams and Ryan Andrews.

    A prestigious grant and an innovative teaching strategy by a pair of UW-Eau Claire chemistry professors will help increase the number of Blugolds who will graduate with real-world research experience. Dr. Sanchita Hati, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharyay, assistant professor of chemistry, received a $337,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of

  4. UW spinoff tracks weightlifter safety, performance

    A Madison startup company that is only 14 months old has installed computerized monitors to track weightlifting by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh football team. The company that developed and built the monitors, WeightUp Solutions of Madison, was founded by Daniel Litvak, who is now a computer science senior at UW–Madison. “We are trying to get

  5. Trying it on: Company helps UW-Stout students get experience designing wearable technology

    UW-Stout industrial design students prepare to present their wearable technology ideas to LSR, a design and engineering firm from Cedarburg.

    Menomonie, Wis. — In less than two years, sales revenue from wearable technology devices is expected to reach $12 billion annually. Who will envision and design the new personal products before they reach the market? Some of the creators could be graduates from University of Wisconsin-Stout. A class of industrial design majors created prototype wearable

  6. UW-Platteville students examine toxin that causes food poisoning

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis – A group of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are collaborating on a research project that examines Staphylococcal enterotoxin B, a toxin responsible for staphylococcal food poisoning in humans. Erin Geddes, senior chemistry criminalistics major from Osceola, Wisconsin, will present the research on Wednesday, April 13, at the Posters in the Rotunda event at

  7. UW-Stout industrial design students develop product ideas for company

    Menomonie, Wis. — A global company that specializes in making fitness equipment has nearly a dozen new product ideas to consider, thanks to students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Johnson Health Tech, which has a Wisconsin office in Cottage Grove, near Madison, worked with students in an industrial design class during the fall semester. Students, under