1. UW-Stout food packaging, virtual reality projects earn state recognition

    UW-Stout graduate student Pratigya Thapaliya presented research at the WiSys innovation symposium on creating antimicrobial packaging for cheese.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Two projects with very different research goals — one to inhibit mold growth on packaged cheese and the other to create a virtual reality experience with art — have brought state recognition to University of Wisconsin-Stout students. At the WiSys annual innovation symposium, WSTS, held in July at UW-Platteville, graduate student Pratigya

  2. Power tap: UW-Stout research, tenacity could bring electricity to more Malawi homes

    UW-Stout Professor Tom Lacksonen and Hastings Mkwandwire, a resident of Mzuzu, Malawi, observe one of Mkwandwire’s hand-built hydroelectric generators under a metal covering.

    Electricity could become a reality for more homes in a city in northern Malawi, Africa, because of a University of Wisconsin-Stout professor’s research and resourceful students’ problem-solving skills. Tom Lacksonen, an operations and management professor, traveled to the mountainous city of Mzuzu in January with manufacturing engineering and computer engineering student Josh Miller. Their mission:

  3. Roof built underground at UW-Whitewater puts safety to the test

    Roof built underground at UW-Whitewater puts safety to the test

    If you visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus gardens to appreciate the late-summer abundance and took a slight detour to the lower level of the Ambrose Health Center, you’d be met with an unexpected sight: a full-scale model of a residential roof built inside of the building, in a spacious room that houses the Occupational

  4. UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge

    UW-Whitewater partners with alumni on Janesville Business Challenge - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2016-05-janesville-challenge#sthash.BlYmjT62.dpuf

    A storefront in the heart of downtown Janesville is about to be transformed as part of a major renovation project spearheaded by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumni. Quint and Rishy Studer are welcoming entrepreneurs to participate in the Janesville Business Challenge — an open competition to start a new business in the city. The winner will

  5. 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,

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. UW-Milwaukee: Building a better way to supply energy

    It wasn’t a natural disaster or high demand that caused an electrical blackout in the northeastern United States in summer 2003. A high-voltage power line in Ohio brushed against overgrown trees, causing it to shut down, and touching off a domino effect of disabled lines. For the next two days, 50 million people in eight

  10. 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