1. UW-Madison launches evaluation collaborative to help educational organizations in Wisconsin

    Photo credit: Serve Wisconsin

    In response to increasing need within Wisconsin’s pre-Kindergarten through secondary education system to understand how educational interventions work and may be improved, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, has created the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC). WEC is a growing community of experienced program evaluators from UW–Madison who work in […]

  2. UW-Madison explorations at Aztalan yield enthusiasm and excitement for visitors, students

    Undergraduate students in a summer session field course continue archaeology site excavation at Aztalan State Park near Lake Mills on June 10. The class and related research, led by anthropology Professor Sissel Schroeder, aims to better understand the daily lives of native people who called Aztalan home a millennium ago. PHOTO: JEFF MILLER

    It was the first 90 degree day of the year in south-central Wisconsin. A searing sun beat down on the prairie grass, swaying in a gentle breeze, while wary red-winged blackbirds kept close watch on their nests. Yet the people arrived at Aztalan State Park, in couples and in groups, young and old. They braved […]

  3. 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 […]

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

    McDermott

    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 […]

  5. UW-Madison: Brenner team’s fertility monitor wins state competition

    MADISON — Katie Brenner, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her team of co-founders won the 2015 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in Madison for an app-based device to help women monitor their fertility. Brenner is a scientist in the lab of Doug Weibel, professor of biochemistry, and the pair co-founded bluDiagnostics. […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Fellowships, student loan forgiveness programs part of new Nurses for Wisconsin initiative

    UW-Eau Claire students learn from professor

    EAU CLAIRE — Four University of Wisconsin System nursing programs are offering new fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or postdoctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in Wisconsin. The overall goal is to address the nursing faculty shortage. The $3.2 million Nurses for Wisconsin initiative — funded through […]

  8. Makerspace is part clubhouse, part business incubator and all workshop

    students in the lab

    At Sector67, a “makerspace” on Madison’s East Side, you never know what will walk through the orange door. Today, a UW-Madison student wants to mold foam and plastic into a custom-fit back for a backpack. “How thick?” asks the makerspace’s director, Chris Meyer. The student curls up his thumb near his forefinger. Instinctively bringing his […]

  9. Technology entrepreneurs call iCorps experience life-changing

    technology entrepreneaurs in a computer lab

    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 […]

  10. A fresh approach to fighting hunger

    CALS agricultural experts discussing farm productivity

    Wisconsin has hundreds of diversified, fresh market vegetable operations, but there’s one on the outskirts of Franklin that’s in a class by itself. Most of the state’s market farms are small. They grow produce on a few rural acres, rely heavily on family labor and sell at farmers markets or roadside stands. But “the Farm,” as it’s simply […]