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WiSys is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for 11 universities.

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UW-La Crosse to host WiSys’ annual celebration of research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UW System

Hundreds of faculty and student researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the University of Wisconsin System will convene at UW-La Crosse for the WiSys SPARK Symposium, July 31-Aug. 1.

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CALL FOR STUDENT PRESENTERS: Students could win cash prizes for presenting research posters or hands-on projects at the WiSys SPARK Symposium

In addition to the poster and project showcase, several sessions are designed specifically for students—including a career pathways sessions that allows students to explore their options after completing their undergraduate education.

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How are researchers working to improve the auditory realm of occupational environments?

Evidence has been accumulating towards the impact of noise induced hearing loss among employees in occupations that are not traditionally monitored for occupational noise exposure. Many of these non-traditional occupations are exposed to intermittent doses of noise on duty and involve two way communication devices or other noise sources on a daily basis. Traditional noise dosimetry and sound level measurements often do not take into account all noise entering the ear. UW-Whitewater Assistant Professor Lynn Gilbertson, along with Dr. Donna Vosburgh and Timothy Klein, are working to develop a prototype that will more effectively measure noise levels in the ear canal.

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