Former UW-Green Bay faculty member Prof. Angela Bauer (Biology) was recently interviewed as an important woman in STEM and Technology for Authority Magazine. When at UW-Green Bay, Prof. Bauer was awarded the University of Wisconsin System’s Diversity Award for inclusive classroom practices. Now, Bauer is the founding dean of the Wanek School of Natural Sciences at High Point University. Read her interview here.
UW-Green Bay is partnered with the NEW School of Innovation, a new Green Bay charter school that is set to open this Fall. Funded through a $900,000 grant the school will partner with NWTC and UW-Green Bay to expose students to fields like health science, manufacturing and information technology. Read more.
UW-Green Bay and its partners are building a $15 million innovation center focused on introducing young people to STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) in order to encourage those pursuing STEM careers to stay within the state. “Jim Dobinski, managing director of Neenah-based Stellar Blue Technologies is bullish on the IT and technology sector in Wisconsin. Tech jobs and businesses are not something of the future; they’re in Wisconsin now and people need to know about them. ‘We have drones in the air, we have virtual reality, we’re building robots. It’s so cool,” he said. “Most of this is fun, but you’re going to have to know the basics — some coding and the platforms you’re going to be working on — you’re going to want to have that passion to be a geek. If you have that, you’re going to find somewhere in the IT field to fit you.’” UW-Green Bay student Jason Ruckel also talks about wanting to stay in Wisconsin after he graduates with a degree in computer science with an emphasis on information assurance and security. Read the full story.
While bouncing back from a few hard knocks, Kelly Ellis realized that the power to have a great life had been with her all along. In her talk, Ellis defines moxie as the intersection of grit, gumption and self-awareness and shares a real life example of what happens when she stopped listening to others and lived her own authentic life. She encourages the audience to trust in their own instincts, express themselves and perhaps even go back to the person they were before life gave them a little too much advice about who to be when they grew up. Kelly Ellis is the Founder & Fearless Leader of the Greater Green Bay STEM Network, an organization created in 2013 to connect STEM education resources in the region. She is passionate about working closely with community nonprofits. Ellis graduated with a Business Administration degree (emphasis in Marketing) and high honors from UW-Green Bay in 2008. She minored in Studio Arts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Work on the STEM Innovation Center on the Green Bay campus is continuing to make progress. Crews are continuing to work on the concrete footings and walls in preparation for masonry, steel and precast wall panel delivery. Digging for footings and backfilling is ongoing, and site utilities are nearing completion. The steam and chilled water piping in the tunnels will also be taking place soon.
Funding available through the Regent Scholar Grant program has been reinstated for 2018-19 and will provide one-time grants to individual faculty or to campus programs that undertake undergraduate research projects having potential to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and talent development. Programs may have an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as pursuits in academic disciplines, including arts, humanities or professional studies. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Learn more and submit an application.
UW-Green Bay will be recognized at the New North Summit, an all-day event caters to economic development professionals, entrepreneurs, educational and community leaders and human resource specialists, will be taking place on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. UW-Green Bay will be recognized for its flurry of new projects and programs, including the STEM Innovation, the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering and an Impact MBA program. Read more.