UW-Green Bay dominates news in the WiSys News Digest (Feb. 9- March 16)

WiSys helps great ideas — born on University of Wisconsin System campuses — to reach the wider world by connecting inventors and businesses with the resources they need. UW-Green Bay stories were aplenty in the WiSys News Digest the past month:

Team “Stability” earns first place at Innovation in Aging student idea competition
Forty students across nine different teams participated in the second annual Innovation in Aging student idea competition this past February. First place was awarded to “Team Stability” for their cup which was designed to allow individuals with tremors to drink comfortably without spilling. “Team EAST” came in second for a device that is placed in the trunk of a car to help handle items such as groceries. Third place was earned by “Embrace Age in Wisconsin Campaign” for their idea about a social campaign to reduce ageism.

$6 million in donations made to UW-Green Bay in support of School of Engineering expansion
Krueger International CEO Dick Resch confirmed that a $5 million donation will be made to the School of Engineering at UW-Green Bay. In turn, the university decided to honor the donation by naming the institution the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering. Further, WEC Energy Group donated an additional $1 million to the new engineering program, which is the largest donation the company has ever made. The donations from both companies will allow for a paramount transformation of the engineering program at UW-Green Bay.

Keynote speaker, 11 years old, brings his brilliance to UW-Green Bay
Alex Hart-Upendo from Racine was asked to be the Keynote speaker at the UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Competition on February 26th. Alex is only 11 years old and has already opened a successful business, Build-A-Bow LLC. Not only is Alex an entrepreneur, but an author as well. His book “Bullies, Bowties, and Brilliant Alex” addresses the issue of bullying, bolsters entrepreneurship, and illuminates the importance of kindness.

Six UW-Green Bay undergraduate researchers to participate in Research in the Rotunda
The UW-Green Bay undergraduate researchers chosen to present at the Research in the Rotunda were announced recently by The Office of Grants and Research. All researchers will present their findings at the University of Wisconsin System’s 15th Annual Research in the Rotunda on April 11, 2018.

UW-Green Bay pitch competition provides promise for the future of innovation
At UW-Green Bay’s second annual Student Business Idea Contest, students from every major under the sun presented a 90 second pitch of their innovative ideas for a panel of judges. Prizes included cash, scholarships to a summer entrepreneurship travel course in Portugal, and the chance to keep pitching this spring for more cash and in-kind services.