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33 Articles in "UW-La Crosse"

Mar 31, 2017

Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament gives student entrepreneurs opportunity to win up to $54,000 for their business ideas

This year, WiSys Technology Foundation partnered with the UW-Extension to expand and enhance the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), a UW System student entrepreneurship competition where the winner goes on to compete on an international stage. The competition will be held April 22 at the Discovery Building in Madison and is open to the public.

Feb 15, 2017

UW-La Crosse alumnus discovers new parasite species

Former UW-La Crosse student Eric Leis recently discovered a new parasite species in the gills of Mississippi River catfish and named the new critter after his former mentor, Becky Lasee, who was also the wife of his late former professor.

Jan 3, 2017

WiSys Innovators launch crowdfunding efforts to supply pain-free wheelchairs to veterans

Husband and wife team Jim and Teresa Maerzke recently launched a special campaign aimed at providing injured veterans with their technology for a new, "pain-free" wheelchair.

Dec 21, 2016

UW-La Crosse Innovation Generation sparks local entrepreneurial spirit

As part of its 2017 Innovation Generation program, the Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse has announced the “UWL Innovation Lab” to guide student entrepreneurs with tools and resources that help business dreams become realities.

Dec 20, 2016

UW-La Crosse recognized for dedication to energy efficiency on campus

The Association of Energy Engineers recently honored UW-La Crosse with one of 60 awards worldwide for its energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts on campus.

Nov 17, 2016

UW-La Crosse breaks ground on new science building

UW-La Crosse students and officials celebrated Wednesday the construction of a new science building on campus.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys 2015-16 Annual Report

WiSys saw a record number- 61- of disclosures from UW System innovators last fiscal year. We also rounded out our Regional Associate team, with offices on each of the 11 regional comprehensive campuses, allowing us to focus even more on campus involvement through competitions, workshops and forums. You can read all about our outstanding year in WiSys' 2015-16 Annual Report.

Oct 24, 2016

UW System funds 12 faculty projects through Applied Research grant programs

Every year, WiSys collaborates with UW System Administration to offer three faculty grant programs: the Applied Research Grant (ARG), Applied Research-WiSys Technology Grant (AR-WiTAG) and Prototype Development Fund (PDF). This year, 12 projects were funded, totaling more than $515,000.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys partners with UW-Extension to grow Big Idea Tournament

WiSys Technology Foundation has partnered with the UW-Extension to expand and enhance the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, a UW System undergraduate entrepreneurship competition.