Summer Summary 2021

Participants of the K-12 Teachers Workshop practiced design thinking and developed ideas on how it might be applied to hybrid learning.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center was once again filled with activity this summer and buzzing with innovation and creativity. With one month of summer remaining and a new academic year rapidly approaching, we’d like to take a minute to look back on the summer’s highlights.

This summer:

  • 1500  tour guests explored campus with the Welcome Center.
  • 200  new post-it pads restocked.
  • 62  ice cream treats consumed at the LEC Ice Cream Social.
  • 51  participants on 10 teams completed the National Science Foundation I-Corp program to become the 19th cohort of the Milwaukee I-Corps Program.
  • 25  Business Model Canvas filled out.
  • 18  Ph.D. students completed the Graduate Student I-Corp Program Pilot.
  • 12  participants in the annual K-12 Teachers workshop held in person in the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center.
  • 6  local high-school and middle-school teachers participated in the six-week NSF Research Experience for Teachers program run by Dr. Ilya Avdeev.
  • 5  UWM students joined Stanford’s University Innovation Fellows training program.
  • 3  BMC (Business Model Canvas) sessions held at the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, where staff, faculty, and students worked to generate a BMC around a student’s idea.
  • 3  new members to the LEC team: Amelia Coffaro – Well Entrepreneur in Residence, Lilith Lenz – Innovation Intern, and Mitchell Janezic – Innovation Intern.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is refreshed, reset, and renewed for the fall semester. We can’t wait to see what the new semester brings!