UW-Madison Students and High School Girls in STEM Bootcamp

Two of our interns, biomedical engineering student Catherine Finedore, and computer science student, Rita Roloff, co-developed an experiential program for taking a group of middle school girls from ideation to product development. They also mentored the girls and provided strong role models of successful women in STEM fields.
Besides being fun, one of the participants commented that she had never thought of science as a field of interest for her until she had gone through the 6-week bootcamp.
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Learning More Effective Communication with Graphic Recording Skills

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We had a professional graphic facilitator from a San Francisco, CA-based consulting firm teach students graphic recording skills to capture information and story tell in a more effective and visual way. Mary Finedore, graduate student in neurobiology, and Tayler Nowak, an MBA student, practice the techniques before facilitating an industry session.

Accelerating Product Development for a Biomedical Startup with a Student Team

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Biomedical engineering undergraduate students Connor Sheedy, Kevin Knapp, and Lexi Cheng met with the CEO of Lohman Technologies, makers of AfibAlert, regularly to get feedback while accelerating product development for the medical device startup.

Connected Home Solution is Our Student Entrepreneur Challenge Winner

Will Blanchard (center), a Washington University Computer Science student, is pictured with Sandra Bradley, Hyper Innovation Director, and Tom Yen, UW Biomedical Engineering Faculty. Will is the winner of our Summer Mini-Challenge. Will’s idea for a Smart Breaker Box Solution had all of the elements of customer value, competitive differentiation, feasibility, and compelling innovation for advancing home connectivity.

Showcasing Company-sponsored Projects and Girls in STEM Programs at ForwardFest

We had a great turnout for the showcase @1403 during ForwardFest with an array of things to talk about from company-sponsored projects to upcoming events for corporations and opportunities and an ambassador program for students.

Our high school girls who participated in the Girls in STEM Innovation Program that we created to inspire passion and interest in innovation presented their final project, a  recycled dress made of creative and unexpected materials.

Forbes Video Highlighting Successes of the UW-Madison IoT Lab

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The Internet of Things (IoT) will connect everyone and everything like never before. Through an innovative new education lab in America’s heartland, the University of Wisconsin is preparing the next generation of engineers to harness it: Watch Video on Forbes.com