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 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. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. UW-Platteville student designs bulletproof panel for backpacks

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — Henry Nicklas, a junior industrial technology management major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has designed a bulletproof panel to be put in the back slot of a backpack. Originally from Kenosha, Wis., Nicklas started the project for a class called Composites and Synthetic Materials with Dr. Majid Tabrizi, a professor of plastics […]

  7. UW-Stout celebrates 125 years serving the state

    UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer and Governor Scott Wlalker celebrate UW-Stout's 125th anniversary

    The Clock Tower bells on campus rang a celebratory peal at 1:25 p.m. State and university leaders spoke with pride about the university’s past, present and future. A special cake was served, and Jan. 5, 2016, was proclaimed UW-Stout Day in Wisconsin by Gov. Scott Walker. UW-Stout marked its 125th birthday with a celebration that […]

  8. Would-be entrepreneur gets training she needs at UW-Milwaukee

    While running child care centers owned by others, Tammy Imme often dreamed of owning her own business, but it wasn’t until her husband lost his job that the New Berlin resident decided to take the plunge. “That was the moment where we decided to do something bigger,” Imme said. Working for a large, national chain […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Learning by growing: Students dig into sustainability at UW-Sprout Campus Garden

    The UW-Sprout CSA Campus Garden is photographed Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Pictured is Brianna Shea, a environmental science sophomore from Hartford, WI, harvesting parsley. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — On a recent summer morning, sun shining, University of Wisconsin-Stout students picked cucumbers, patty pan summer squash, dragon tongue bush beans, parsley and other items from a well-tended row garden on north campus. After washing the vegetables and herbs in basins filled with water, three students loaded the day’s bounty into coolers, […]