Wisconsin farmers have been growing biomass for generations, says Kevin Shinners. They just have a different name for it.
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Despite the rapid increase in access to and use of the Internet, barriers still exist for a wide variety of users: people with disabilities, people who are aging, and people who have literacy challenges.
Every weeknight when the lights come up on the set of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” the staff at Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) can point to the television screen and say “we did that.” As a global company, ETC produces lighting fixtures for many countries, each with different voltage and connector standards. To find a way to efficiently produce a variety fixtures, the company turned to the UW–Madison Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM).
As scientists and engineers explore the unknown, they frequently end up building the cutting-edge equipment and instruments they need, and high-tech instrument makers that have emerged from UW-Madison labs have been a good foundation for spinoff firms that sell research tools and equipment globally while creating a wide range of jobs in Wisconsin.
Soon, Wisconsin will have the closest thing this side of the solar system to a cosmic dynamo.
Agricultural experts at University of Wisconsin-Madison have long played a key role in a state known for corn, milk and cheese.
Noted University of Wisconsin-Madison limnologist Stephen Carpenter has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize.
One of the featured events of UW–Madison's Year of the Wisconsin Idea will focus on "Principled Partnerships for the Public Good." The 2011 Wisconsin Idea Symposium is designed to engage staff, faculty and students in considering the values and purpose of the Wisconsin Idea.
A group of 31 community leaders from all over the state will convene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the Wisconsin Idea Scholars Program. The group includes CEOs, nonprofit leaders, farmers, small business owners and others to discuss what matters to them, their communities and how the Wisconsin Idea can continue to grow.