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WiSys would like to congratulate all the award winners who were recognized for their contributions to innovation, students, universities, and Wisconsin at the WiSys SPARK Symposium held at UW-Oshkosh in the summer of 2023.
The WiSys Spark Grant program, with awards of $500 to $10,000 per project, supports faculty, academic staff and student research projects at regional UW System campuses.
The WiSys SPARK Symposium is where research, innovation and entrepreneurship collide. The annual event brings together the best and brightest faculty, staff, students and alumni from the across the UW System to network, collaborate and celebrate great ideas.
Submit your idea in 250 words or less to be eligible for cash prizes.
WiSys encourages faculty and staff interested in learning about grant opportunities and grantseeking to take advantage of three virtual “Lunch & Learn” events this November.
Jennifer Souter, WiSys' director of intellectual property & licensing, will be leaving WiSys at the end of December to move to Texas to be closer to family.
The webinar series is part of WiSys’ commitment to providing research development services to the UW System’s regional campuses with the goal of providing strategic capacity-building activities designed to assist faculty and staff from any discipline in their pursuit of external funding to support creative and innovative research and scholarship.
The award is bestowed upon UW System faculty, staff or students who make exemplary contributions as a WiSys innovator. The award is named for the former managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation who supported WiSys throughout his tenure.
UW-Parkside biochemistry student Leah Poulos was recognized for expertly presenting research during the statewide WiSys SPARK Symposium, which honors research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UW System.
UW-Parkside’s Julia Jones received recognition for a research presentation during the third Student Research and Innovation Showcase event as part of the WiSys SPARK Symposium on Aug. 11.