1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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, […]

  9. Positive partnering: UW-La Crosse students analyze labor market for area businesses

    During spring semester, students in a UW-La Crosse Labor Economics course assisted community clients with labor market research. Here UWL students Shaun Fleischhacker and Marissa Eckrote, both right, meet with client, Sarah Fecht, vice president of human resources at Community Credit Union, for a round table discussion.

    UW-La Crosse (UWL) business student Shaun Fleischhacker helped solve a problem for a La Crosse business: how to expand its applicant pool in a competitive market. He learned how to apply economic models, write business reports and communicate with real-world clients. Moreover, he gained a new appreciation for what he can do in his field […]

  10. Healing powders: UW-Stout Discovery Center helps new business bring products to market

    From left, Aunt K’s All Natural Remedies owners Kay Widule and Sharon Horstman discuss their product with Roger Gehring of UW-Stout’s Discovery Center.

    Menomonie, Wis. — When Kay Widule was a young mom, her baby daughter had a painful diaper rash. Widule and her mother tried several over-the-counter and prescription products with no luck and even adverse effects. They feverishly began experimenting in the kitchen, came up with an all-natural powder and put it on little Adrea Widule’s […]