Can’t Stop a Badger
For 175 years, UW’s life-changing research, innovation and education has served generations of Wisconsin families. We’ll never stop working to make our state — and the world — a better place.
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$1Blocal and state taxes generated
$30.8BUW, affiliated organizations, and related startups' economic impact
92%Of UW economic impact benefits the private sector
400+UW-related startups in Wisconsin
8thin the nation in research expenditures
Since 1978, more than 2.5 million Wisconsin babies have been screened for disorders to help them begin life healthy through the Wisconsin Newborn Screening (NBS) Program.
From advanced materials aimed at making athletes safer to medical discoveries that could one day help treat ailments like blindness, here are just a few examples of UW–Madison research that tackles real-world problems with innovative scientific approaches.
A lightweight, ultra-shock-absorbing foam developed by UW–Madison engineers could vastly improve helmets designed to protect people from strong blows
The UW Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances is running clinical trials on treatments for opioid and methamphetamine use disorders that affect millions
A professor of engineering is designing ways to optimize response time when it's needed most
Development of replacement cells may lead to new treatments for macular degeneration, glaucoma
This unique, state-of-the-art coworking life science lab is helping grow Wisconsin's thriving biohealth industry
UW in Your County
Guided by a common purpose, UW students, alumni, faculty and staff give back to every county in Wisconsin through research projects, professional careers and public service.
Eau Claire County
159 Current Undergraduate Students
282 Medical Professionals with Degrees from UW
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Badgers in Action
TOMORROW'S YELLOWSTONE Monica Turner
Renowned ecologist shapes understanding around future of western landscapes.
ODYSSEY PROJECT Baron Kelly
Theater professor uses drama and fiction to relay real-life stories.
MISS AMERICA Grace Stanke
Former Miss America and Badger alum helping the world to a cleaner future.
THE WEATHER GUYS Steven A. Ackerman & Jonathan Martin
How’s the weather? “The Weather Guys” offer forecasts, insights to Wisconsinites.