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.

Women in Engineering Career Day

Women in Engineering Career Day Continues to Grow
In an effort to introduce young female students to engineering and other STEM professions and enrich the tri-state area, the UW-Platteville’s Women in EMS Program recently held its annual Women in Engineering Career Day. Read more…
 

Prescribed Burn

Students conduct prescribed burn, gain hands-on experience
Students had a chance to gain the ultimate hands-on experience in the Reclamation, Environment and Conservation Program, when they took part in a prescribed fall prairie burn on campus. See more…
 

NAVA Primary School

Engineers without Borders completes school in Africa
After nearly six years of planning, designing and constructing, UW-Platteville’s chapter of Engineers without Borders completed its school in Africa. This ongoing project has offered scores of students throughout the years with practical, hands-on experience as well as enabled them to explore another culture and give back to others. Read more...
 

Cadaver Lab

UW-Platteville leads summit to address rural health care needs
UW-Platteville is leading the way in addressing issues and needs in rural health care. The university recently hosted an inaugural Health Care Summit, engaging major stakeholders in the region to explore tangible, programmatic directions UW-Platteville could take to help meet the health care industry’s needs. Read more…
 

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Faculty discuss high-impact educational practices
UW-Platteville faculty have been engaged in a three-session series exploring high-impact educational practices including the basics and benefits of them and ways to increase student participation in them. Read more…
 

STEM Discovery

Inaugural STEM Discovery outreach program offers new opportunities
UW-Platteville offered its inaugural STEM Discovery program in July 2017. Made possible with a grant from the University of Wisconsin System, this outreach program for students in grades 9-11 is designed to assist diverse and low-income families in gaining access to STEM exploration and introducing them to STEM workforce development. Read more…
 

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...

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...
 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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