August 2022: Events, News and Networking

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Putting a charge into battery storage technology

September 8
Innovation Accelerator
Wauwatosa, WI

Learn how researchers and companies large and small are driving innovation in the battery and storage markets Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Wauwatosa.



September 12-17
Multiple Madison Locations

Cap Times signature festival returns this fall as a hybrid of in-person events and virtual sessions. More details about how the fest will be bigger (literally – sessions will encompass more issues and topics that relate to the entire state of Wisconsin) and better than ever will be released soon.

UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards, Call for Nominations

September 13
Online Event

Nominations for the 2022-23 Outstanding Women of Color Awards are due by Sept. 13, 2022. Help us honor the amazing women of color at UW–Madison and in greater Madison community by submitting a nomination today.


Men Who Meditate – A Mindfulness Practice Group

September 17
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Event

This two-hour practice session is an invitation for persons who identify as male to gather virtually for community and meditation practice..

Wisconsin Economic Summit

September 20-21
Fox Cities Exhibition Center
355 W Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI

Leaders throughout our state—business and industry leaders, economic-development professionals, and academics—are coming together to look forward to Wisconsin’s future economy in this first-ever statewide summit. Explore the opportunities to foster strong businesses and thriving communities, support and expand our workforce, and empower the next generation of Wisconsin thinkers and creators.

Women in BioHealth Networking Event

September 28
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
300 S. Bedford St.
Madison, WI

Head over to Findorff for some engaging discussions and networking fun with other women in biohealth!

Innovation through Campus Cooperation in America’s Dairyland

August 26, 2022

As part of the Dairy Innovation Hub, a state-funded collaborative involving three University of Wisconsin System schools, CALS researchers are bringing new ideas that address big challenges.

Dairy Innovation Hub, is an annual $7.8 million investment by the state of Wisconsin that focuses on research and development at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville, and UW–River Falls. The Dairy Innovation Hub was one of the top recommendations by a 2018 dairy task force made up of farmers, milk processors, dairy marketers, allied organizations, legislators, and university leaders and coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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Voximetry heading to Silicon Valley as it looks to raise $2.5M in seed funding

August 19, 2022

A Madison-based health tech startup called Voximetry will be heading to Silicon Valley next month to meet with potential investors after winning this year’s Pressure Chamber pitch contest.

Voximetry was founded in 2016 by a group of scientists specializing in medical physics. Its software platform is used to personalize radiopharmaceutical therapies used in late stage cancers, primarily prostate cancer, Wallace explained.

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UW–Madison ranks highly worldwide, also named a Best Value College

August 18, 2022

UW–Madison is ranked 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the third-highest ranked Big Ten school, behind only the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

In addition, UW–Madison has once again been named a Best Value College by Princeton Review, coming in 28th among public schools. It also was ranked 8th in Best Schools for Financial Aid among publics, up from 16th last year.

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Propelling Women in Power Podcast

August 16, 2022

Hosted by Wisconsin Energy Institute assistant editor Michelle Chung and undergraduate communications intern Mary Riker, Propelling Women in Power is a podcast about the careers of women in energy at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the UW–Madison campus and our sister institution, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

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Passage of ‘CHIPS and Science Act’ will help U.S., Wisconsin over time

August, 2022
Inside Wisconsin

The bill President Biden is expected to sign into law authorizes investing up to $280 billion over five years – assuming Congress follows up with annual appropriations bills, which is the normal two-part process. Even if there are changes around the edges, the core direction is set: The federal government will invest a ton of money into reviving the semiconductor chip industry in the United States.

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Researchers identify ways to improve emergency care for people living with dementia

August 8, 2022

A collection of research papers and an accompanying editorial from a research collaboration called the Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2.0 – Advancing Dementia Care lays out what areas of research need to be undertaken to provide the best care for people living with dementia when they arrive at the emergency department.

The GEAR Network is led by a team from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Fetch looking to expand, reach new markets

August 16, 2022

With over 17 million active users and valued at $3 billion, Fetch Rewards is looking to expand from grocery chains into other retail stores and restaurants.

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