1. UW-Extension Sustainability Student Perspectives: How I Brought Sustainability to My Air Force Base

    Nicholas Wengerd, a student in the UW Sustainable Management program

    I am an electrician and a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany. You may wonder, how does a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management relate to my career? Some civilians may not know this, but the military is currently exploring ways to make its daily operations more sustainable. It’s all about doing more

  2. UW Sustainable Management Student Helps “Green” the Green Bay Packers

    The online Sustainable Management master’s program is a collaborative effort of five UW System institutions: UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior. Launched in 2013, the master’s degree program is designed for working adults with real-world experience and offers flexibility to students who balance family, a job, and other commitments. A veteran, his family, and a

  3. Blugold Beginnings, area organizations partner to offer summer youth camps

    School is NOT out — at least not all summer— for some 600 middle- and high-school students who will participate in camps offered this summer through the Blugold Beginnings program at UW-Eau Claire. The Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) Camp, which runs June 14-19, is the first of eight Blugold Beginnings camps to be

  4. UW-Extension center helps entrepreneurs turn good ideas into reality to improve people’s lives

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    Dr. Erwin Berthier studied biomedical engineering because he wanted to change the world.  Since he co-founded Tasso, Inc., his dream of making a difference in people’s lives is one step closer to reality. In Berthier’s work in the UW-Madison lab of Dr. David Beebe, he made note of technological innovations that allow researchers to study

  5. Milwaukee company credits help from UW-Extension entrepreneur consultants for its commercialization success

    Advanced Chemical Systems Inc. (ACS), a Milwaukee-based company, is innovating water pollutant detection with cutting-edge optical sensory technology.  The patented technology, developed by Dr. Peter Geissinger at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, uses propagating light emissions as a means to detect trace metals. Rather than sending off water samples to a lab, which can take days

  6. Technology entrepreneurs call iCorps experience life-changing

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    The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) recently wrapped up its second consecutive year of mentoring a team from UW-Madison through the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (iCorps) program, an intensive seven-week program created in 2012 to improve the commercial successes of NSF-funded technology and to expedite the start-up process. iCorps provides each competitively assembled team

  7. UW Sustainable Management alumnus helps American Family Insurance work toward a zero waste future

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    MADISON, Wis.  – Maggie Layden is changing the world one vegetable peel at a time. Maggie is the project leader for the American Family Insurance initiative, “Our Dream of a Zero Waste Future.” By diverting the corporate cafeteria’s pre-consumer food waste from landfills, she is helping the Fortune 500 insurance company move closer to its

  8. UW System unveils first Flexible Option degree programs

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    Students will demonstrate competency based on variety of learning experiences MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced today the first degree programs that will be offered under its innovative UW Flexible Option starting in Fall 2013. The UW System is expected to be the first public university system in the nation to offer

  9. Health and Wellness Online Degree Grows to Meet Demand

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    “The skills I’m learning will give me the ability to help people take the initiative, to get involved with health programs, and gain control of their own well-being. My co-workers helped me get healthy. Now I’m helping them.”

  10. Sustainable management degree sees strong growth

    Janna Rasmussen working outside on her laptop

    Janna Rasmussen of Fort Atkinson, WI, has a confession.  At age 47, she didn’t go back to college to launch a new career, or even to fulfill a desire to earn her degree.  She went back to college because of a steak dinner bet with her son. Janna was a locomotive engineer when her son,