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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Jean B

I am a faculty member in the UW-Madison Department of Geoscience, where I teach courses for students at a variety of levels and interests. The staff and resources of the WI Geological and Natural History Survey greatly enhance the educational experiences I can offer to students.


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Mark J

I mapped the Pleistocene geology of Barron and Polk County in the 80's and the 90's, which resulted in two WGNHS bulletins, as well 4 scientific journal articles, including ones on the glacial Lake Lind varves and the genesis of glacial hummocks.


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Daniel F

I have worked in Wisconsin at the U.S. Geological Survey for 20 years. During that period I have collaborated with many of the exceptional scientists at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.


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John H

Iowa County UW-Extension presented a workshop on karst geology on August 25, 2016. This event was attended by 50 or so people interested in this topic, which is of importance to our water quality in this area. It was interesting, informative and well done with knowledgeable speakers.


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Kathy S

My husband and I have been Master Gardener Volunteers for over ten years and learn something every time we are participating with the group, whether it's a meeting, event or fund-raiser.


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Paul H

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey was particularly beneficial to me both during and after graduation from UW-Milwaukee. The Survey's publications were wonderful and the staff were always helpful.


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Paula S

Our county is the recipient of a CDC Private Water Quality grant.


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Karyl R

As a retired earth and physical science teacher and current water quality chairperson for my lake association I always want to stay informed on all issues current to science and society.


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Don F

After growing our herd from 34 to 80 cows, I wanted to build a new milking parlor on my dairy farm. The first place I called was UW-Extension to utilize their expertise in planning the most cost-efficient way to modernize my facilities.


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