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.

95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
57%
are first generation college students
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 471

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Chelsea S

In the video below, I explain how the Wisconsin Physician Assistant community-based track allowed me to stay near home while pursuing my career.


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Kristin P

In college, most students are used to being talked at, not briefly talked to and left to their own devices. The power lecture is a black cloud of dread eternally hanging over student’s heads.


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Marlin J

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Field Station stays true to its past, while keeping an eye on the future. During every season on the 98 acres of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Field Station,


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Jamie P

My work in Shawano County covers a wide breadth of disciplines, from monitoring soil health to helping develop a thermal imaging camera for farmers to examine animals’ hooves.


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Maggie L

I never pictured a sustainability degree leading me into the business world. However, I’m now currently employed at American Family Insurance where my sustainability degree has me helping their new zero waste initiative.


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Jennifer K

In this video, Milwaukee County Extension demonstrates their 4-H sySTEMatics program, which brings STEM programs into different schools around the area. This session takes place at Westside Academy, and the program spans 7 other schools in Milwaukee.


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Melissa D

I value Project Focal Point sponsored by the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension because it has taught me about food and nutrition like healthy eating, exercise, and food labeling.


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Christopher F

I grew up in a small community unsure of what I wanted to do and whether I would have the money for school. I began my education at the U.W. Marathon County in the fall of 2004 and am grateful for having done so.


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Sara G

I am a community partner with the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension. I believe in the Extension because they provide valuable resources and educational programs to the community at large.


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