Strategic Plan in Action

As the University of Wisconsin-Platteville pursues its vision of being recognized as the leading student-focused university for its success in achieving excellence, creating opportunities, and empowering each individual, it is guided by the strategic planning priorities of providing an outstanding education, fostering a community of achievement and respect, controlling our own destiny, and enriching the tri-state region

Read more about just a few of the recent examples of the ways in which the university is carrying out these strategic priorities in the stories, below.

Dr. Evan Larson

Larson receives $76,000 research grant
Dr. Evan Larson, associate professor of geography, was recently awarded a $76,270 grant from the National Science Foundation. His research will provide students with a unique, hands-on experiential learning opportunity as it aims to advance understanding about the interplay between people and the natural environment to further understand what factors led to the development of current landscape patterns. Read more...

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Use of force the focus of upcoming police conference
UW-Platteville recently hosted the second annual 21st Century Policing Conference which drew several hundred participants to discuss issues surrounding appropriate use of police force. Read more...

dairy science

School of Agriculture launches new dairy science major
Reflecting the growth in UW-Platteville's School of Agriculture and responding to tri-state area industry needs, UW-Platteville rolled out a new dairy science major in fall 2016. Read more...

Canada shipwreck

Students experience tundra first-hand in Canada
A group of students in the ABC Ecology: Subarctic, Boreal and Coastal Ecology class traveled to Canada for a unique educational experience. They spent the trip conducting four mini research projects, with student leaders taking charge of each project, giving them an opportunity to learn about the tundra landscape and wildlife in the area. Read more...

Women in EMS

Women in EMS Program receives ABET award
UW-Platteville's Women in EMS program aims to creative a supportive community where women can prosper and provide education on gender diversity in the STEM fields in order to create a more diverse, competitive, and balanced workforce. The program's success was recently highlighted as it was recognized as one of just three national recipients of the Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity presented by ABET. Read more...

Health Careers Camp

Students explore health careers at summer camp
UW-Platteville provided outreach to local high school students, offering them an opportunity to participate in a health careers summer camp. Read more...

cancer research

Student contributes to cancer research on campus
Jessica Symons, a senior engineering physics major, has been contributing to cancer research taking place at UW-Platteville by investigating connections between engineering and biology. Read more...
 

Students tutoring English-speaking skills

Students help immigrants learn English
Ten students from the School of Education are tutoring adults and children with limited English speaking skills at a nonprofit center in Dubuque, Iowa. Read more...
 

Short-term abroad in London

Education Abroad offers record number of programs
UW-Platteville is offering a record 10 short-term, faculty-led education abroad programs for students during the 2015-16 academic year, due to the popularity of the programs among students and faculty. Read more...
 

CASA program participants

CASA program connects international students and community
Launched in the fall of 2013, the Community Ambassadors for Students from Abroad program pairs local community members in the Platteville area with international students. Read more...
 

Building construction management program

Students gain hands-on experience building house
Twenty-eight building construction management students are spending less than a year building a high-quality home, giving them the opportunity to put into practice classroom lessons on drafting, construction estimating and scheduling, contract law, and more. Read more…

Women in STEM

Young women explore engineering at Career Day
The Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science Program recently hosted the Thermo Fisher Women in Engineering Career Day. The event, which has taken place for nearly two decades, reaches out to tri-state area young women in grades 9-12 to encourage them to consider engineering and other STEM fields as a career. Read more...

Concussion research

Rogatzki conducts game-changing concussion research
A group of undergraduate students in the Health and Human Performance program are conducting research to examine concussions and develop an objective way to test for a concussion using bio-markers. Read more...

Women in EMS

University sees growth in Women in EMS
The university has seen an explosion of growth in women in the fields of engineering, mathematics and science. In just the past five years, the number of women enrolled in the College of EMS has increased by 72 percent, and overall college enrollment has increased by 34 percent—attributed, in part, to programs like Women in EMS. Read more...

Students present on work in Costa Rican community

Students make impact in Costa Rican community
A team of students recently won the Central States Water Environment Association student design competition. The regional competition required students to develop innovative wastewater solutions for Piedras Blancas, a small village located in southern Costa Rica. Read more...

Megan Georgeson

Engineering major interns on Dobson Hall renovation
Megan Georgeson, a junior civil engineering major, recently had an opportunity to apply her classwork and benefit campus at the same time when she interned on the Dobson Hall renovation project. Read more...

Crops team members gain global perspective in Australia
Four UW-Platteville students were represented on the U.S. Collegiate Crops Team, and not only had a chance to compete internationally in Australia, but also gained a global perspective on agriculture as they toured farms in the countryside. Read more...

Michael Mao Dance

Performing Arts Series Schedule announced for 2015-16
The Center for the Arts provides quality performing arts and cultural opportunities for the community and the region, including the Performing Arts Series, which brings a wide variety of musical genres to our area. Read more...

PACCE Project

PACCE project gives musician opportunity to play again
Two senior engineering physics majors spent their final semester working on a PACCE-funded project to produce an assisted clarinet embouchure, giving their community partner the opportunity to play the instrument again after being diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. Read more...

Graphic Design student

Graphic design students engage with community
Design for the Greater Good, a program funded by the Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement, pairs students in a design class with community non-profit organizations, enabling the students to get real-life experience in graphic design, while helping organizations in the tri-state area that may not have resources to hire a design service. Read more...

Taliesin window part

Taliesin project wins competition
Industrial studies professors and students took home top honors at a Midwestern American Foundry competition, where they completed a project of a series of metal parts to restore the window systems at Taliesin, a historical landmark in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Read more...

Senior design project

Students design recreational park water wheel
A group of mechanical engineering students had the opportunity to apply their class work to the real world while helping enhance a local community at the same time. As part of a senior design course project, the students designed a 16- to 20-foot tall undershot water wheel that will be used to generate lighting along the Sugar River in Brodhead, Wis. See more...

EMS Expo

Students to help schools experience the world of STEM
UW-Platteville students are helping to enrich middle and high school students, from the tri-state area and beyond, by introducing them to STEM fields during the annual EMS Expo. The event also gives about 300 UW-Platteville students the opportunity to participate through building and organizing exhibits, demonstrations and contests. See more...

Gardening course

Students teach gardening at correctional institution
Criminal justice students are helping to facilitate restorative justice gardening courses at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution. The lessons promote gardening, vocational, communication, networking, and reintegration skills for the inmates. Students emphasize the principles of restorative justice, including victim impact. Read more...

FIRST robotics

Students build robot, mentor area high school students
By building a robot together, UW-Platteville students are also building important science, technology, engineering and math skills in area high school students. The For Inspiration and Recognition Sciences and Technology Robotics competition is an international event, and UW-Platteville has one of the oldest teams in the state. Read more...

STEM team

University receives $327,000 grant for STEM teacher education
A recent $327,000 UW System grant will support STEM teacher education at UW-Platteville, allowing the university to align its STEM initiative with national and state efforts to increase the number of students proficient in these skills.  Three Southwestern Wisconsin partners have signed on to the project: Fennimore, Black Hawk and Highland. Read more...

Where does your food come from poster

Students use GIS to map local food producers
Through a PACCE project, students in an Intro to Geographic Information Systems course have partnered with local stores to produce maps showing customers where their food comes from. Read more...

Student builds USB charger

Students build USB chargers, send to South Sudan
Through a collaboration between renewable energy courses and the Sky’s the Limit Program, students are building solar-powered USB chargers, which will then be sent to South Sudan to to aid in the education of school children. Read more...

Tree rings reveal clues about climate history, local landowners help
The UW-Platteville TREES Lab is engaging both students and citizens from across Wisconsin in a two-year project that is analyzing patterns of drought using tree rings of oaks. More than 100 landowners have volunteered their oaks for the research. Read more…

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