1. UW-Madison spinoff releases latest educational game – aimed at teaching fractions

    Art Director Alexander Cooney creates environments for an upcoming Filament game. Photo by David Tenenbaum

    A Madison maker of educational games has just published Diffission, a visual game to teach fractions to middle schoolers without the pain of the traditional “skill and drill.” The software will generate up to one billion shapes, and users will have to build fractions from them, says Filament Games CEO Dan White. “It’s very tactile, and imparts

  2. UW-Parkside mobile app speeds process of sharing emergency information

    Ready Badger App developed by UW-Parkside students

    Emergency managers from across southeastern Wisconsin were on hand April 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the debut of a mobile app designed to speed the process of gathering and sharing emergency information. Working with county emergency managers, the App Factory at UW-Parkside developed Ready Badger. According to Dr. Derek Riley, UW-Parkside assistant professor

  3. UW-Milwaukee creates free app to help families and libraries encourage children to read

    Read the “Poky Little Puppy” to your toddler 58 times? Now there’s an app to track that. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Waukesha County public libraries collaborated on a free app for parents to track books read to their children. The app supports the popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program offered by libraries nationwide. The

  4. Getting the Rift: UW-Stout students use virtual reality technology for game prototypes

    Students use the Oculus Rift in the Game Design and Development computer lab during winter term classes Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Students in the game design and development program will once again travel to L.A. to present their projects to the Jim Henson Company. This time, they are working with the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality display.(UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — Virtual reality technology became a reality during winter break for 16 students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Students in the Interactive Environments class worked with the cutting-edge device Oculus Rift as they developed ideas for two video games. The three-week Winterm class, in the new Bachelor of Fine Arts in game design and

  5. Oscar Mayer partners with UW-River Falls to improve animal welfare

    UW-River Falls girl holds pig

    The Oscar Mayer brand today announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues. The program will train the next generation of animal welfare leaders, including farmers, scientists, processors and veterinarians. The goal is to find solutions that are right for the environment and animals and sustainable for

  6. UW-Parkside: Strong partnership builds new web presence for Town of Somers

    David Sieraski at UW-Parkside

    SOMERS – When web visitors access www.somers.org they find a well-designed, easy-to-navigate site that conveys important information about the town of Somers, a community of more than 10,000 residents in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, and home to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Not long ago, those same visitors may have been challenged to find information

  7. UW-L aims to offer another MOOC: Online course improves college readiness

    Bob Hoar, far right, math professor at the UW-L, and Jim Jorstad, middle, director of ITS/Academic Technologies, presented a live webinar at the corporate headquarters of Sonic Foundry in Madison. Sean Brown, vice president of education at Sonic Foundry, moderated the event, with over 1,200 online viewers from across the globe participating and asking questions.

    In January, more than 1,900 virtual classmates began solving linear equations and adding exponents in UW-La Crosse’s first massive open online course (MOOC). It was a new venture for UW-La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin System. “We learned a great deal, we believe that a large number of students learned some or all of

  8. Green Bay-area students finish UW-Stout degrees without leaving home

    students standing in front of a Photovoltaic Tracker System

    Menomonie, Wis. — Six students from east-central Wisconsin have made their mark in education on the other side of the state. They are the first to graduate from University of Wisconsin-Stout — about 225 miles away in west-central Wisconsin — as part of a degree-completion program coordinated through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay

  9. UW-Stout graduate excited to begin her career in biotech industry

    clock tower

    Menomonie, Wis. — Danielle Moehring is a shining example of the old saying that graduation isn’t an end but a beginning. When Moehring walks across the stage Saturday, May 11, to get her diploma at University of Wisconsin-Stout, a great beginning will be awaiting. She is scheduled to start work May 20 as a research

  10. UW Sustainable Management alumnus helps American Family Insurance work toward a zero waste future

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    MADISON, Wis.  – Maggie Layden is changing the world one vegetable peel at a time. Maggie is the project leader for the American Family Insurance initiative, “Our Dream of a Zero Waste Future.” By diverting the corporate cafeteria’s pre-consumer food waste from landfills, she is helping the Fortune 500 insurance company move closer to its