4-H holds open house at new STEM Innovation Center – The Press Times

The Brown County 4-H Program showed the public just a fraction of what it has to offer at an open house Saturday, Oct. 5, at its new location in theBrown County STEM Innovation Center at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Attendees were able to discover more about the current 4-H clubs and projects from members and local leaders, and there were plenty of hands-on activities for the whole family.

via 4-H holds open house at new UW-Green Bay STEM Innovation Center – The Press Times.

Reminder: Brown County STEM Innovation Center Media Event and Open House

On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach invites media to attend the ceremonial public opening of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center.

Officials representing the Brown County STEM Innovation Center partners, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Einstein Project, as well as Wisconsin Department of Administration secretary Joel Brennan and retired KI CEO Dick Resch will join Streckenbach for this event. The media will have a photo opportunity featuring rockets, along with a tour of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center and one-on-one interviews with speakers.

There will also be an Open House from 6-8 p.m. featuring the following:

  • Building Tours
  • Hands-on projects with Einstein Project
  • Engineering faculty will be doing demonstrations
  • UW-Green Bay Admissions will be on hand to share more about STEMprograms at the University.

These events will be located at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center at 2019 Technology Way Green Bay, Wis. 54311.

 

17 Brown County projects showcased as key to future growth, attracting families and workers| Green Bay Press-Gazette

If you want to understand just how much is going on in the Green Bay area, consider this: The real estate industry itself needed a tour to keep up.

Highlights of the tour included:

  • Village center developments in Howard and Hobart
  • Developments in the Lambeau Field area including Titletown and the Brown County Expo Center
  • The Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus
  • Industrial developments like Green Bay Packaging’s new mill on Quincy Street and
  • Cultural additions like the Mulva Cultural Center in De Pere and the Bay Beach pier and swimming beach plan in Green Bay

See more via 17 Brown County projects showcased as key to future growth, attracting families and workers| Green Bay Press-Gazette.

STEM Center Aerial Photo

Save the date: Brown County STEM Innovation Center Open House, Oct. 10

It’s nearly here! On Oct. 10, 2019, there will be an official celebration and open house for Brown County’s STEM Innovation Center, the newest building at UW-Green Bay, and home to the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering. Here’s the tentative schedule. Watch your e-mail for more:

12:30 p.m. Media Event with speeches. Tours to follow. (The campus community is invited).
6 to 8 p.m. Public Open House (Please join us for an evening of STEM activities).

 

UW-Green Bay Student Research Could Be A Lifesaver | WNFL

UW-Green Bay students looking to identify new life-saving antibiotics are getting some help from the Green Bay Packers. UW-Green Bay science students are taking part in the worldwide “Tiny Earth” initiative that uses a global network of college students in 15 countries and almost every state in the U.S. to identify new antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil environments. Students will present their findings at the Tiny Earth in Titletown Symposium at the Lambeau Field Atrium on December 6th. See more via Student Research Could Be A Lifesaver.

Tiny Earth Kickoff Event

Photos: Tiny Earth kicks-off with soil from the Green Bay Packers

The next big win emerging from the Green Bay Packers’ practice fields could be life-saving bacteria. Student and faculty researchers from UW-Green Bay and area high schools will examine a soil sample from the Packers’ Clark Hinkle Field as part of the Tiny Earth project, which aims to identify bacteria in the earth strong enough to beat diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics.

According to UW-Green Bay Biology Professor Brian Merkel, about 70 percent of the antibiotics used today come from soil bacteria. But the discovery of new ones have drastically slowed. And a 2013 analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that at least two-million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection each year.

After analyzing soil samples, including the one from the Packers’ Ray Nitschke, students and faculty will gather at the The Tiny Earth Symposium, held at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Dec. 6, 2019, to showcase their findings. At the same time, 10,000 students from across the globe are doing similar research, hoping for the next big discovery.

Merkel calls this a “student-sourcing” event. The larger the group of students, the more reasonable it is to expect a greater frequency of discoveries, he said. The kick-off event took place on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Brown County’s STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus, with representation from UW-Green Bay, the Green Bay Packers and Tiny Earth.

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Tiny Earth Kickoff

Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication

Packers provide field soil to ‘Tiny Earth’ UW-Green Bay/global research project

The Green Bay Packers partnered with UW-Green Bay as part of a global research project looking to fight against the rise of drug-resistant diseases. Tiny Earth is an initiative using a global network of college students to identify new life-saving antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil.

“Soil is a very rich trove of places where microbes live, bacteria live, and in particular bacteria and other organisms that produce antibiotics,” said Sarah Miller, executive director of Tiny Earth. This year the Green Bay Packers offered up some soil from its practice field to be used in Tiny Earth’s research with students at UWGB.

via Packers provide field soil to ‘Tiny Earth’ UWGB global research project, WBAY.

Packers, Partnership and Research — UW-Green Bay hosts ‘Tiny Earth’ kick-off event Monday, Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.

Green Bay, Wis.—Here’s the hard-hitting fact: 700,000 people around the world die each year from drug-resistant diseases with common diseases becoming untreatable. Left unchanged, drug-resistant diseases could kill 10 million people by the year by 2050. It’s a world crisis.

“Tiny Earth” is an initiative that uses a global network of college students (now in 15 countries and almost every state in the U.S.) to identify new life-saving antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil environments. This year, UW-Green Bay students will be studying a soil sample from the Green Bay Packers’ practice field.

A representative from the Packers will join faculty and students for a Tiny Earth kick-off at UW-Green Bay’s Stem Innovation Center at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Media is invited.

The second annual Tiny Earth in Titletown Symposium will follow at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Dec. 6, 2019. Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Nature’s Way, Schreiber Foods, Cherney Labs and other business and organizations, including the Green Bay Packers, are supporting the event. The 2019 research campaign has added students, teachers and administrators from area high schools (West High School, East High School, Ashwaubenon, Bay Port High School, etc.) and the symposium is expected to draw even more than the 250 participants who attended last year.

“A soil sample from the Packers’ practice field is incredibly exciting to our Wisconsin Tiny Earth students,” said UW-Green Bay Biology Prof. Brian Merkel, one of the organizers of the event. “The partnership is a testament to the good that happens when partnerships, including high schools, colleges, business and industry, including the Packers, come together for the common good.”

The UW-Green Bay student researchers will analyze the soil bacteria during the fall semester and present their findings at the Tiny Earth in Titletown Symposium.

This video features last year’s event.

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STEM Innovation Center set to open early September | WLUK

As construction continues on the new Brown County STEM Innovation Center on UW-Green Bay’s campus, those behind the initiative offered an update last Wednesday. “As part of this last phase we’re in, we’re $1.8 million from completing our full on fundraising efforts,” said Troy Streckenbach, Brown County Executive. More via STEM Innovation Center set to open early September | WLUK.

WTAQ also had coverage.