News & Notes

Badger Advocates call for increased investment in the engineering schools

August 7, 2017 Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin and a key piece of this plan is UW-Madison, our state’s world class research university, and the excellent engineering programs at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Platteville. Last month’s announcement Foxconn would be investing $10 billion to directly employ between 3,000 and 13,000 people at new facilities in southeastern Wisconsin was the… Read more »

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin want this CRISPR pill to one day replace antibiotics

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to stamp out antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their weapons of choice are deception and a powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR. CRISPR has been making waves over the past few years, leading to what some are calling the “CRISPR Revolution,” impacting industries from healthcare to agriculture. Initially borrowed from bacteria, which… Read more »

UW, business ties create economic ripples

The university’s reach is not just civic—it is financial as well. In fact, the Wisconsin Idea even began in part as a way to ensure that the knowledge from state universities would be a way to for citizens to exercise power in their economy. UW-Madison is credited with generating an estimated $15 billion in statewide economic activity in 2015 and many of its programs are considered vital in producing the next generation of the state’s doctors, engineers and scientists.

Impact of UW research, teaching on state’s economy cannot be overstated

As we collectively sift through priorities for the Wisconsin state budget currently being put together, certainly the University of Wisconsin deserves thoughtful consideration. We received further justification for that over the last couple of weeks. First came the news that UW-Madison ranked No. 1 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges… Read more »