Foxconn will be on UW-Green Bay campus Wednesday, Oct. 24 to promote Smart Cities Smart Futures

Foxconn will be on the UW-Green Bay campus Wednesday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Union near Cloud Commons (Booth East B). The company is here to promote its “Smart Cities Smart Futures” contest in which bright ideas from students, faculty and staff could earn a top prize of $5,000. Ideas must be entered by Oct. 31, 2018 to be eligible. Stop by the booth to talk to a representative. Here is a bit from the flyer:

Whether you have an idea for a single product like Marty McFly’s hoverboard or dream of connecting an entire Jetson-like cityscape with flying cars and robot maids, a new competition open to all students, faculty and staff at Wisconsin universities and technical colleges could help get your idea off the ground.

The Smart Cities–Smart Futures competition was announced by Foxconn at the Smart Futures Summit in August to incentivize new technologies and concepts aimed at developing smart, connected cities. Student proposals and faculty-led research that could enhance connected living and work spaces or generate technological innovations are all eligible. The portal for submitting ideas is open until the end of this month for first round submissions (website).

Individuals and teams with the best ideas will receive technical support as well as financial or in-kind contributions to help develop their proposals for possible implementation. Up to 100 first-round winners will receive $500, up to 50 second round winners will receive $1,500, and up to 16 final round winners will be awarded the $5,000 “President’s Award.”

The UW System and WiSys are among the partners.

Academic Staff Committee meeting to discuss mission this Wednesday, Oct. 24

The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets biweekly, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in CL735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. The ASC will meet Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm to discuss and vote on the Chancellor’s draft Select Mission. The meeting agenda is available HERE . Questions? Contact any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam (Chair), Sherri Arendt (Vice Chair), Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

NEW: Gluten-free snack shelves in the Garden Cafe

As a result of the focus groups last fall, Chartwells is responding with gluten-free snack shelves located next to beverage coolers in the Garden Cafe. Look for Glutino Snack bars, Glutino Covered pretzels, Blue Diamond Nut Thins (cheddar/ranch) and Mary’s Real Thins (sea salt/garlic rosemary). Also on the menu… Udi’s gluten-free bagels and muffins located in the “On the Go” cooler.

Next NAS Seminar to take place on Friday, Oct. 26

Lukas Bell-Dereske, of Michigan State University, will give the next NAS Seminar on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 with his topic “The Role of Microbes in Switchgrass Productivity.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center receives Governor’s Award

The Wisconsin Historical Society will be presenting the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center with the 2018 Governor’s Archives Award for Archival Innovation, with an award presentation will being held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Cofrin Library, Room 705. WisPolitics has more.

UW-Green Bay women’s basketball picked to win Horizon League, Press-Gazette reports

The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team has been picked to win the Horizon League, according to the league’s preseason poll. This is the 11th straight year the team has been picked to win the conference in a vote by coaches, sports information directors and media members. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has the full story.

Photos: New electrical engineering technology labs in Instructional Services

Check out the newly finished Electrical Engineering Technology labs in Instructional Services (IS) at UW-Green Bay. The Electronics and Circuits Lab (IS 1067) has new projectors, screens and teaching station, along with other improvements. The Programmable Logic Circuit (PLC) Lab (IS 1048) also boosts new features, such as white boards and projector.

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Photos and text submitted by Jeff Schulz, campus facilities planner

Faculty note: Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston placed on Fulbright Specialist Roster

Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston has been recommended by the Peer Review Panel for placement on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a tenure of three years, from Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 to Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. As a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Prof. Meredith Livingston is eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally.