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
SHARE YOUR STORY
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 464

Impact Story

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.


Read More >

Impact Story

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.


Read More >

Impact Story

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.


Read More >

Impact Story

Paula S

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


Read More >

Impact Story

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.


Read More >

Impact Story

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.


Read More >

Impact Story

Bill M

When I learned about the BAAS program at UW-Barron County, I knew it was my opportunity to work towards my bachelor's degree while staying close to home.


Read More >

Impact Story

Chelsea S

Wisconsin Physician Assistant community-based track allowed me to stay near home while pursuing my career. The WisPACT program helped me realize there was a health care shortage in Wisconsin.

Read More >

Impact Story

Anna B

I attended UW-Marathon County for two years before transferring to UW-Madison through the Connections Program. I was able to fulfill my general education requirements, in addition to the more rigorous pre-med requirements such as Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus 2.


Read More >