UW-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is located an hour from Madison and Milwaukee and two hours from Chicago in Whitewater, Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater provides 46 undergraduate programs and 13 graduate degree programs and one doctorate degree to more than 12,000 students.

The University boasts an SBDC specialty office, the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC), headed by Bud Gayhart. WISC assists existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors in making successful new product and market decisions. WISC has investigated more than 8,000 product and market opportunities for clients and companies from around the world. In addition, UW-Whitewater hosts a strong Undergraduate Research Program that awards small grants to undergraduates to encourage student and faculty collaborations on short-term research projects.

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Occupational Noise Level Measurements

Case Study

Occupational Noise Level Measurements

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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Ideadvance 2018

Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that could contri...

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WiSys selects UW-Green Bay student, UW-Platteville faculty as Innovators of the Year

Following a year of unprecedented innovation and research activity across the UW System, WiSys chose two innovators to receive the Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year award: UW-Green Bay student Sam Hunt and UW-Platteville Assistant Professor Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan.

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Modified Newton's Cradle Demonstrating Mechanical Impedance

Status: Patent Pending

Education & Training

WiSys is seeking a strategic industry partner for further development, manufacturing, sales, and distribution of this device, which allows the user to visualize and better understand the physical concepts of mechanical impedance, momentum, and energy conservation. 

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