Reminder: Tiny Earth in Titletown, Dec. 6

On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, students from across the state, including UW-Green Bay, will present their research findings about antibiotic resistance at the Tiny Earth Symposium at Lambeau Field from 5 to 8 p.m. The keynote speaker, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and founder of Tiny Earth, Jo Handelsman, will discuss the related crisis of soil erosion. MCW-Green Bay and area businesses, including Cherney microbiological, will be participating in the event as well.

Tiny Earth inspires and retains students in the sciences while addressing one of the most pressing global health challenges of our century, being the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics. This year’s event will feature research of soil provided by the Green Bay Packers practice field in September that was analyzed by UW-Green Bay students, with their findings being presented on Dec. 6.

Registration is free and includes a free tour of Lambeau Field and hors d’oeuvres

All are welcome, but please register.

Help your students find paid internships/Co-ops at Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance & NEW ERA have teamed up to bring area manufacturers, faculty and students together! Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field will be on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Below are some highlights of attending.

  • 60+ companies are looking for college talent for paid internships, part-time jobs and apprenticeships
  • College students can sign up for 15 minute interviews for 200+ positions
  • $1,500 scholarship for the #1 draft pick
  • $500 scholarship for the #2 draft pick
  • Faculty that attend the event have the opportunity to win a $2,500 faculty-led research project
  • Food & Refreshments provided
  • Free Draft Day Jersey

There will be a special Faculty and Administration TitletownTech Tour from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for faculty who attend the event with their students. Titletown Tech is a one-of-a-kind partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft Corp. aimed at boosting economic expansion by bringing world-class digital innovations and expertise to Greater Green Bay. To learn more about the operational details of TitletownTech, visit TitletownTech.com.

The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Register here. See the flier below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at careers@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2163.

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‘Tiny Earth’ event is targeting global health crisis

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Brian Merkel (Human Biology) considers his students the best medicine against the antibiotic resistance crisis, which is the reasoning behind the “Tiny Earth” event taking place on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Lambeau Field. “This is really a crowd sourcing effort, more specifically a student sourcing effort because students are being put on this important task and the more of us that do it, there’s a chance that we’re going to strike gold and find something new,” he says. Watch the story by WBAY-TV.

History presentations a win for Packers/UW-Green Bay

History presentations a win for Packers/UW-Green Bay

This semester, UW-Green Bay History, Democracy and Justice Studies, and Humanities students and faculty, collaborated on an exciting project to document the history of the Green Bay Packers as the franchise celebrates 100 years. The students presented their findings at a public presentation at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Student projects covered a wide terrain of Packers history. One project created by Grant Fischer, Kilian Carlson, Jamie Stankevitz, Rich Rehberg and Fisher Stathes, for example, explains how the Packers revolutionized professional football by deepening the use of the forward pass. Another, developed by Madeline Cichoki, Gwen Drumheller, Joseph Karrmann, Rachel Scray and Emily Bork, draw on the Lyle Lahey cartoon collection to show how the Packers were integral in how Green Bay residents understood national politics.

“I am very proud of our students who gave 10 articulately delivered presentations of their Green Bay Packers projects,” said Prof. Heidi Sherman. “Can you imagine being a first-semester freshman and having to present for 10 minutes at Lambeau field to 75 people and several local reporters and TV stations? Amazing!”

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History - Digital Humanities Presentation at Lambeau Field

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay uses Instagram acceptances and College Draft Day to attract high school graduates, WiscNews reports

Despite overall demographic trends, UW-Green Bay has seen steady enrollment growth, thanks to initiatives such as College Draft Day, where high school students can go to Lambeau Field and learn about the many aspects of college, and Instagram acceptance, in which admitted students can receive a direct message to their Instagram account notifying them they’ve been accepted. Check out the story.

Tiny Earth in Titletown to take place on Friday, Dec. 7 (corrected)

Tiny Earth in Titletown will be taking place on Friday, Dec. 7 (corrected date), 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field. Students from across the state, including UW-Green Bay students, will be presenting their findings at the research symposium. Tiny Earth centers around an introductory biology course in which students perform hands-on field and laboratory research on soil in the hunt for new antibiotics. The event will bring together students, parents, faculty and interested community members to showcase Tiny Earth students’ research, discoveries and community partnerships. Registration is free and includes a free tour of Lambeau Field. Learn more.

UW-Green Bay students network with Kohler executive leaders

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, UW-Green Bay students had the opportunity to have lunch at Lambeau Field and network with Kohler executive leaders from across the globe. Twenty-six students participated in the mentoring event, and were given the chance to interact with the executives to learn about career pathways, qualities and skills for success and overall thoughts on the global employment and marketplace. Majors represented included Accounting, Business Administration, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering and Integrative Leadership.

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UW-Green Bay attends Computer Science Fair at Lambeau Field

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UW-Green Bay students at TEALS,
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Skyla Weidemann,
Tswjfwmeng (Chu Fu) Vang,
Vishal Rajpurohit.

UW-Green Bay, along with other area colleges and tech companies, spoke to high school students at the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Computer Science Fair at Lambeau Field, on May 16, 2018. The fair was hosted by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft, and attracted high school students interested in computer science and technology. UW-Green Bay featured a dancing robot in front of its booth at the fair, which amused and fascinated passersby. TEALS helps high schools throughout the U.S. build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. Industry volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study computer science in the future. TEALS was founded in 2009 by former high school CS teacher and Microsoft engineer Kevin Wang, who now runs the program full time. TEALS is generously supported by Microsoft Philanthropies.