1. UW-Whitewater collaboration with sensor company yields mutual advantages

    Physics majors Marion Titze and Spencer Twining and Assistant Professor Ozgur Yavuzcetin peer at an evaporator in a physics lab in Upham Hall, on January 22, 2016. The equipment is used to make sensor patterns on silicon wafers, a process called shadow mask evaporation. Photo by Craig Schreiner. - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2016-04-ibuttonlink#sthash.uwpYYmBv.dpuf

    Rob Olson smiles as he talks about how his company has changed since moving to the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park. The building, a business incubator on the city’s east side, is flush with entrepreneurs and startups. By design, it’s also keyed in to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and its faculty expertise. And, […]

  2. UW-Whitewater economic impact more than $407 million

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s annual economic impact on the region is more than $407 million. That’s according to a new study, which looked at the campus’s effect on the economy in Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. Taking into account university spending on payroll, supplies and capital investments, and spending from students, faculty, staff and visitors, […]

  3. UW-Whitewater athletics contributes $7 million to region annually, study finds

    The powerhouse University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletic program is not only winning national championships and conference titles, it is also injecting millions of dollars into the region. That’s according to a study by the campus’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center, which looked at the financial impact of UW-Whitewater’s 20 intercollegiate teams. Researchers found the Warhawk athletic […]

  4. State investments in brownfields yield 14-fold return, UW-Whitewater study finds

    UW-Whitewater Study: The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin’s Brownfields Investments

    Efforts to investigate, clean up and redevelop Wisconsin brownfields, fueled by $121.4 million in state grants and leveraged by local and federal incentives, have cumulatively recouped $1.77 billion, a more than 14-fold return on investment. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of the incentives. Over […]

  5. View from the sky: UW-Whitewater students launch drone to capture city market’s impact

    At first, the object hovering over the park, capturing the bustling scene and colorful tents of the market below, garnered little attention. Eventually, the bright sunshine reflecting off the silver body caught peoples’ eyes, and the gentle whir of its motor could be heard above. A small boy chased after it with delight. Three University […]

  6. UW-Whitewater faculty secure $400,000 grant to explore minority banking

    McGregory and Kashian

    Aiming to increase economic development in disadvantaged communities of color, two University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty members just received a substantial financial endorsement for their work. W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Russ Kashian and Richard McGregory a two-year, $400,000 grant. Kashian, a professor of economics, and McGregory, assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success, call […]

  7. Motion Capture at UW-Whitewater

    men with computer

    From gaming to science to physical therapy, the possibilities are endless for students learning in UW-Whitewater’s motion capture studio.

  8. UW-Whitewater receives national recognition for community engagement

    From science exploration and artistic endeavors to entrepreneurship, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to community engagement. In schools, parks, offices, nursing homes, and theaters, our students, faculty and staff members are actively reaching out into the community. These efforts have garnered national recognition. UW-Whitewater is a recipient of the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the […]

  9. Potatoes contribute $522 million to Wisconsin’s economy

    people sorting thousands of potatoes on a conveyor belt

    As farmers across Wisconsin are digging up potatoes – and consumers are enjoying them baked, fried and mashed – a new study has revealed the crop’s substantial economic impact. Potatoes contribute $522,278,361 to Wisconsin’s economy annually and are responsible for 3,122 jobs. The report, by the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at the University of […]

  10. Lake Michigan cleanup efforts create economic tidal wave, UW-Whitewater study finds

    kids with snorkels play by a lake

    Efforts to enhance Lake Michigan and its tributaries, wetlands and waterfront communities are creating hundreds of jobs and injecting more than $35 million into the economy of southeast Wisconsin. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of projects funded by the Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM). […]