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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Thomas D

As silica sand specialist at the US Geological Survey, I have had many pleasant interactions with Mike Parsen and other members of the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey.


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Joshua B

I recently had the honor of being a chaperone for my son and his classmates at a UW-Extension project located at Upham Woods. The use of the DOTS kits for the groups to acquire information for their biology presentations were essential.


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Lauren Z

Starting college with big dreams — but no idea of how to make them happen — I decided to enroll in a college somewhere close to home to make sure I found the right path for me.


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David L

Beginning in about 2000, Ron Hennings from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), Chris Mechenich from the Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center at UW-Stevens Point and I started groundwater workshops for teachers to teach them about groundwater and give them a groundwater mo


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James H

The Corn Growers Association of Columbia County and Columbia County UW-Extension Ag Agent George Koepp do a great job on educational topics for all aspects of agriculture. They have interesting speakers. Keep up the good work!


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Jim B

I requested information from Ken Bradbury and Madeline Botkowitz regarding available groundwater quality data (pH specifically) at or near a location in Dane County. I received immediate assistance on relevant data which proved very helpful in a water quality/pollution control project.


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Kim M

As a stay-at-home mom of three wanting to improve our lives and increase my knowledge, I decided it was time to challenge myself and return to the classroom as a nontraditional student at the young age of 32. I enrolled at UW-Marathon County part-time in a 6 credit science course. Dr.


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Dan G

Through the partnership established between Camp Upham Woods and my school, Maryland Avenue Montessori School, my students have been able to extend their science learning beyond the classroom. Using the DOTS tools kit, science discoveries and applications have become more real.


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Natalie W

My father and I found some unique rocks that we were having difficulty identifying. I contacted Dr. Montgomery to find out where I could get help. He invited us to come to UWMC and offered to help. Not only did Dr.


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