Spread the word, WiSys is looking for student innovators

MADISON—WiSys invites UW System student researchers and innovators to present their research and innovations during a live virtual broadcast on July 22 at 4 p.m. Students from all academic disciplines can share their work, compete for cash prizes and engage in an interactive networking component led by UW campus leadership.

Prizes include:

  • First place: $750
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250

Other prizes may also be awarded.

The deadline for registration is July 13. Space is limited. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by July 15.

Through the virtual event, students can gain visibility for their work, network with like-minded peers from across the state, and round out their resume–adding the event to their list of presentation experiences. The

The virtual “Student Research & Innovation Showcase,” sponsored by Boyle Fredrickson, replaces a similar in-person event that usually takes place at WiSys’ annual summer symposium. That event, the WiSys SPARK Symposium, was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

For more information on the event or to register to present, visit wisys.org/spark.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.

CATL Advanced Training Opportunities mid-July through August

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering advanced training opportunities starting mid-July that will be co-facilitated with faculty partners. All eligible instructors will receive a $1,000 stipend for completing the training. Check out the cohort themes and two-week session dates to sign up or learn more.

 

Video: Cofrin School of Business sends message to students: ‘We’re ready!’

Faculty and staff in the Cofrin School of Business spent some time putting a video together reassuring students that no matter what this fall brings as a result of the pandemic, they are prepared to help students to continue on the path in pursuit of their higher education and career goals. Watch it, here.

Faculty note: Prof. Bansal takes over as IT journal editor

Professor Gaurav Bansal (Cofrin School of Business) is taking over as editor-in-chief of the Journal of IT Case and Application Research (JITCAR) effective July 1, 2020. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis and is well recognized globally especially in the Management information Systems / IT discipline. Dr. Bansal is currently a Senior Associate editor for the Journal. JITCAR is indexed in Scopus and Cabell’s and is recognized by Australian Business Deans Council. The Journal has been served by Dr. Shailendra Palvia, Long Island University; Dr. Suprateek Sarkar, University of Virginia; and Dr. Steven Gordon, Babson College as chief-editors in the past. The journal publishes four issues every year, and includes organization focused case studies, teaching cases, industry leader interviews and reports, and also book reviews.

 

UW-Green Bay student among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

UW-Green Bay student Mason Jauquet (Business Administration) is a semifinalist for the 2020 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) award.

Established in 1922, the Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the longest running Holstein youth program, according to Holstein Association USA. This award is the highest honor given to members of the National Junior Holstein Association, ages 17 to 21, in recognition of a commitment to the Holstein breed and involvement in a variety of agriculture related activities.

Source: Four Wisconsin youth among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

UW-Green Bay student pitches for talent at TechConnect

UW-Green Bay student Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) was one of four startup founders who recently pitched at the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s TechConnect event. But, she wasn’t pitching for cash or investor meetings. She was pitching for talent to help her work on her startup, Build-a-Wedding. The second TechConnect connected startup founders with developers and designers in a reverse pitch format. Founders pitched on Zoom their “ask” in eight minutes from a technical perspective, so they asked for a co-founder, a strategic advisor, or an employee, for example. Then, the audience had five minutes for Q&A. At the end of the event, a post-event survey helped attendees select the companies that they’d like to meet and be introduced to for potential collaboration. The event was hosted by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, partnering with Digital Fertilizer and the Big Data, Advanced Analytics, and Machine Learning (“BAM”) Meetups.

Digital Transformation Summer Series, June 26 and July 10 and 17

Please join the Cofrin School of Business for a Digital Transformation Summer Series to learn about new and emerging technologies that will shape the future of business as we know it. “COVID-19 and summer break can’t stop us from learning in the Cofrin School of Business! We’re determined to keep innovating and connecting with our UW-Green Bay community. Sessions have been offered each week of the summer, starting on May 22, and new dates for July were just added! Whether you can attend them all or just a few, all UWGB students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join the upcoming Zoom sessions—June 26, July 10 & 17, 11a.m. to Noon. It’s free.

Congratulations to these faculty members on their promotions!

Congratulations to faculty receiving promotions. Approved at the UW System Board of Regents June 4, 2020 meeting, were the promotions of a number of faculty members. Listed below are the names, promotion and respective department of each of the 19 UW-Green Bay faculty members receiving promotion this year.

 

Name Promotion Department
Mike Alexander Professor Music
Mandeep Bakshi Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Kate Burns Professor Psychology
Jason Cowell Associate Professor Psychology
Sarah Detweiler Professor Art and Design
William Dirienzo Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Mary Gichobi Associate Professor Education
Maruf Hossain Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Allen Huffcut Professor Marketing and Management
Jeremy Intemann Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Sampath Kumar Professor Marketing and Management
Breeyawn Lybbert Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Upal Mahfuz Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Tetyana Malysheva Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Bill Sallak Associate Professor Music
Jagadeep Thota Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Christine Vandenhouten Professor Nursing & Health Studies
Aaron Weinschenk Professor Public and Environmental Affairs
Brian Welsch Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Jennie Young Associate Professor Humanities

Impact MBA, woman facing away, looking at a backdrop of data visualization charts

Seeking applications for the ‘Impact Leadership Program’ through the Impact MBA, July 3 deadline

The Impact Leadership Program recognizes the critical role of UW-Green Bay employees in preparing the institution to serve as a model for the University of the future. As an institution of higher learning, we recognize that great leaders are the result of great talent, great educations, and great organizational culture. In the spirit of this vision, the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business are collaborating to offer the Impact Leadership Program to support one university employee interested in completing the Cofrin School of Business’ executive Impact MBA program.

Employees are encouraged to review the Impact Leadership Program Guidelines for more information about eligibility and process for application. Interested employees must return the Impact Leadership Program Interest Form to their Area Leader no later than Friday, July 3, 2020. For questions about the Impact Leadership Program interest form submission process, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.