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 443

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Andrea M

Our local Extension agent has helped us organize a local food group with more than 40 members, and organized a grazing workshop in our township. He has also assisted me in helping to understand various USDA programs and connect to additional resources which will help me to grow my farm.


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Wes D

As a "young" science teacher, I had the opportunity to teach in the "College for Kids" program at UW-Rock County. It was a special joy to see them later pursuing professional careers in science and communications.


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Dan M

I am the County Conservationist & Director of the Chippewa Co. Dept of Land Conservation and Forest Management. In that capacity I work with public officials, state & fed.


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Marissa M

UW-Marinette afforded me the opportunity to complete necessary coursework while working in order to pay for the first two years of my college career prior to graduation. The value of small class sizes and the incredible dedication of the faculty and staff exceeded my expectations.


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Robert D

As a professor of geoscience at UW-Madison, I worked over four decades with several WGHNS staff members on research projects, with John Attig in co-authoring the Roadside Geology of Wisconsin (2004), and with Director J. Robertson as Chair of the Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee.


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Marietta R

We have 3 daughters, the first two did their associates degree at UW-Baraboo, then transferred to Platteville online classes, never needing to go there. It was great they could live at home and get an affordable degree.


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Mary A

As a professor of geoscience (hydrogeology) at UW-Madison, I worked for many years with staff of the WGHNS on research projects, always involving a graduate student who was jointly advised by myself and a WGNHS staff member.


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Robert B

I am now a retired geology professor from UW-River Falls. During my tenure at UWRF I had the pleasure to work with some very talented Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Quaternary scientists.


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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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