UWM students participating in the national University Innovation Fellows program foster entrepreneurism by passing along the lessons they’ve learned.
UWM accounting students and AARP are offering free tax help to students and neighborhood residents during March and April at UWM’s Cambridge Commons.
Rhetorician Shevaun Watson has taken countless tours of Charleston, South Carolina, where a common narrative glossing over the city’s history of slavery and racism has translated into a multibillion-dollar tourism industry.
UWM is working with industry-leader Johnson Controls Inc. to develop batteries for next-generation vehicles.
Tammy Imme dreamed of owning her own child care center, rather than managing ones owned by others. UWM’s Small Business Development Center gave her the practical skills she needed to launch and then expand her business.
When it comes to starting your own business, UWM is the place to do it. Students and alumni have launched 20 companies with support from the university, and Milwaukee philanthropists Sheldon and Marianne Lubar recently gave $10 million to support UWM’s Ideas Challenge, a network of entrepreneurial activities involving students and researchers.
UWM sociologist A. Aneesh says the future can be glimpsed in the call centers of India, where workers adjust their hours to meet the needs of customers thousands of miles away and adopt globally acceptable names, accents and habits.
Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship will bring together, enhance and expand UWM’s strong array of entrepreneurial programs, classes and activities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as start-up and growing companies throughout the region.
UWM sociologist Noelle Chesley’s research of stay-at-home-fathers and breadwinner mothers has uncovered benefits and drawbacks to swapping traditional family roles.
Nearly 30 percent of worker injuries in the gas utility industry come from changing meters. To reduce those injuries, engineers at UWM have partnered with Kenosha-based toolmaker Snap-on Inc. to develop an ergonomic wrench.