Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents

UW-Whitewater student Brandon Fong is now a published author. His book on college success is receiving rave reviews from famous CEO’s including Kevin Harrington from ABC’s hit show, ‘Shark Tank.’

This January, six high school students from UW-Superior’s Upward Bound program took part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration.

UW-Stout engineering students are preparing for the new age of manufacturing by learning how to build, repair, and program 3D printers.

UW-Stevens Point has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business– an accomplishment that resonates with students and business leaders alike.

UW-River Falls’ Career Treks is a free series that connects students with industry professionals to broaden their awareness of career paths and expand their professional networks.

UW-Platteville’s Dr. Rami Reddy [ROMM-y Reddy] received a USDA grant to introduce a niche crop to Southwest Wisconsin. Students will help grow baby ginger for medicinal and culinary purposes.

The UW-Parkside Theatre Company graduates add value to our state through the arts. The company earned 32 first or second-place Kennedy Center awards in the past five years.

Dr. Chad Cotti’s recent work at UW-Oshkosh in health economics led to an appointment to the Scientific Committee Review Panel for the 2017 World Health Economics Congress in Boston.

UW-La Crosse has received national accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. La Crosse’s biochemistry major is helping meet the demand in a field, which ranks number 11 among the state’s top 25 fastest growing occupations.

UW-Milwaukee is connecting students with careers in the growing water industry. The program, called ‘See Yourself Succeeding in STEM,’ places students from area technical colleges in internships at water-related businesses.

UW-Green Bay is leading one of the first large-scale research efforts to link soil health with water quality monitoring across the Great Lakes Basin. The results will provide recommendations for improving the health and quality of the Great Lakes.

UW Health Information Management Technology students have a 100% pass rate on one of the most in-demand healthcare certifications in the workforce. This far exceeds the national pass rate of 60%. The program is a partnership with UW-Extension.

According to the Council on Undergraduate Research, UW-Eau Claire is the top university in the country for preparing students for graduate school. Forty-five percent of Blugolds have at least one in-depth scholarly research experience.

Two UW-Baraboo students – Dan Emerson and Shannon Brink – accepted placement into an elite program at the University of Texas at El Paso. These UW Colleges students will be paid to conduct four weeks of geological research.

UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Sleep and Consciousness research shows that our brain resets during sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day. This four-year project received worldwide media attention.