January 2022: Events, News and Networking

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WI Women in Biohealth Event: Protect Your Data & Information

February 1
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online Event

Kate Rodgers, Director of Brand Marketing at Infosec and Women in Biohealth steering committee member, will lead the session to share what she’s seen on the frontlines of the cybersecurity industry and actionable steps to protect your information.


Winning Ways: An Overview of Entrepreneurship Contests on Campus and PartnerUp!

February 9
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Grainger Hall

Interested in participating in or hosting a student competition? Come join us to hear about the entrepreneurship competitions available and how easy it is to participate and win money to support your idea! Then join us at PartnerUp to find your partner and compete!

UW Health – Parenting /Caregiving with Presence: A Half-day Mindfulness Retreat

February 12
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online Event

Come join us to explore mindfulness as it relates to our roles as parents, stepparents, grandparents and/or caregivers of children. This mini retreat will provide you with practices to nurture your body, mind, and spirit, which may support and strengthen your relationships with your child(ren) and yourself.

UW-Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences 2022 Career Fair

February 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Union South
1308 W Dayton Street

This year’s participating companies range from rapidly-growing start-ups to industry-leading enterprises, firms whose primary products are software to those using technology to support infrastructure. Participating companies include local businesses, national industry leaders, and government agencies.

Doyene Group Spring Investor Accelerator – Women Funding Women

February 17 - May 15
Online Event

The Doyenne Investor Accelerator is a 12-week program designed to equip women with the skills and knowledge to invest in startups. The Accelerator blends online learning, virtual workshops, and partnership events to build women’s financial knowledge and ability to evaluate companies, make smart investments, and remain engaged after deals are made. We do all of this while keeping legal and tax implications in mind to explain risk and create a safe space where questions are encouraged for increased learning.

Madison Ranks Among Top of Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

January 19

To determine the best markets for STEM professionals, WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 19 key metrics. Our data set ranges from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to median wage growth for STEM jobs.

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UW–Madison researchers lead effort to create a universal coronavirus vaccine

January 18
UW Madison News

Viruses can be wily adapters, changing their identities to find new hosts and thwart efforts to stop them. That’s why University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and their collaborators are making progress toward developing universal vaccines against some the planet’s most harmful pathogens, including the virus family responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exact Sciences to invest $350M in Madison, create 1,300 more jobs

January 13

Exact Sciences plans to pour more than a third of a billion dollars into its Madison campuses in a move designed to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the area. “Since relocating to Wisconsin in 2009, Exact Sciences has grown from a handful of people into a worldwide team focused on eradicating cancer and the suffering it causes,” Exact Sciences Chairman and CEO Kevin Conroy said.

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Q&A: University Research Park director grows science with real estate

January 10

If you’ve driven by University Research Park lately, you might have noticed the huge hole in the ground at the corner of Mineral Point Road and Whitney Way. That’s the future site of Element Labs, a five-story, 142,000-square-foot laboratory building where up to 20 bioscience companies will be able to rent space.

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Key materials for genome sequencing made at Illumina in Madison

December 21
WI State Journal

At the west end of University Research Park on Madison’s West Side, workers brew a potion with a powerful purpose. Their flasks and tanks resemble those at breweries, but these workers aren’t fermenting yeast to make beer. They’re using harmless strains of E.coli bacteria to grow enzymes for genome sequencing.

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Gov. Evers, state leaders tour UW biotech spinoff Stratatech

December 20
UW Madison News

UW–Madison ingenuity was on display Friday, Dec. 17, as state officials and university leadership toured Stratatech Corp. in University Research Park in Madison.

“Stratatech is an excellent example of the innovative ideas coming out of UW–Madison and universities across the state,” Evers said. “Wisconsin’s technology and biotechnology sectors continue to see rapid growth that is boosting the state’s economy and workforce.”

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