Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

57%
are first generation college students
95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 409

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Teresa B

The DOTS training at Upham and seeing students use this technology made me excited to use the technology in my own classroom next year.

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Walter S

I work for a project-based charter school in Milwaukee called Escuela Verde. Through our desire to connect our students and families to data and stories, we crossed paths with the DOTS (Digital Observation Technology Skills) team at Upham Woods.


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Justin A

8th and 9th grade student researchers from Omaha Public Schools spent 3 days working with UW-Extension (UWEX) crew and programs at Upham Woods to do outdoor research. Thanks to the UWEX expertise, our students conducted quite rigorous outdoor research.


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Daniel G

I switched schools for the 2015-16 academic year and was confronted with the task of making science real and relevant for my energetic urban middle schoolers in Milwaukee. Enter Dr. Justin Hougham and the fantastic Upham Woods staff.


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Abigail D

I'm attending UW-Washington County with a career goal of becoming a pediatric oncology nurse. I'm receiving a good education for half the cost and I can live at home. By staying at home, I can save money not only for my future, but to further my education.


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Sabrina G

UW-Sheboygan was a great option for me because it was a way to receive a quality education and graduate with an associate's degree while discovering what path was best for me.


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Sarah O

Meeting Dr. Justin Hougham of UW-Extension during the Latino Earth Partnership for Schools course at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center branch in Milwaukee changed the trajectory of science education in my classroom.


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Mirella E

I am glad to have started at UW-Marathon (UWMC). Personally, the most valuable asset UWMC has is the Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service (WIPPS). WIPPS offered me a truly exceptional experience.


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Nicole S

Saving money was the biggest appeal for starting at UW-Waukesha. I paid for my own college education and was able to live at home while I attended classes. I felt very prepared for classes at UW-Madison and was able to complete my degree in 3 1/2 years with a 3.8 GPA.


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