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Corporate Open House


Aerial view of the engineering campus
                                                                                                                                Photo: Jeff Miller

As a top recruiter of UW-Madison talent, you recognize firsthand the benefits our graduates bring to the workplace. At the first annual UW-Madison Corporate Open House, explore additional ways the university
is addressing corporate priorities — and how your company can benefit.

  • Hear from fellow corporate leaders about successful partnerships.

  • Learn more about topics important to your bottom line.

The event is geared especially for leaders in the human resources and
research and development sectors.

Register July 12 before 10 a.m. in the atrium of Engineering Hall. Same-day registration may not include lunch.

Thursday, July 12, 2012, schedule


10:00 Meet participants, introductions in the Engineering Hall lobby

10:15 Q&A with campus leadership, 1610 Engineering Hall

   Paul De Luca, provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Kate VandenBosch, dean, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
   Paul S. Peercy, dean, UW-Madison College of Engineering
   Chip Hunter, associate dean, School of Business

11:00 Campus Partnerships panel discussion, 1610 Engineering Hall

   Paul Shane, Rockwell Automation: The Rockwell Diversity Scholars Program
   Louise Hemstead, Organic Valley Farms: Strategic supply chain partnerships
   Mary Ann Wright, Johnson Controls: Renewable energy research investments
   Ann Renckens, General Mills: “Ignite the Potential” in business students
   Moderator: Tom Still, director, Wisconsin Technology Council


Noon Lunch in the Camp Randall Suites

University of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez will join us for lunch and a brief update on Badger athletics.

1:00 Break-out Sessions and Tours at various campus locations

Break-out Sessions

Session 1: How — and Why — to Participate in UW-Madison Sponsored Research
   William Barker, director, Office of Industrial Partnerships

Session 2: Increasing Diversity in STEM Professions
   Adele Brumfield, director of admissions, UW-Madison
   Manuela Romero, assistant dean, College of Engineering 
   Tom Browne, assistant dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 

Session 3: Customized Training and Executive Education
   Phil O’Leary, chair, Engineering Professional Development
   James Woodrum, interim director for Executive Education, Wisconsin School of Business

Session 4: Licensing Opportunities with UW-Madison Technology
   Carl Gulbrandsen, director, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation 

Session 5: The Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Landscape
   Jonathan Eckhardt, executive director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship
   Chad Sorenson, CEO of Sologear LLC and UW-Madison instructor

Session 6: How to Get Involved in Wisconsin School of Business Knowledge Centers

Tours and Research Overviews (choose one)

The Wisconsin Institutes For Discovery
The Wisconsin Energy Institute


2:30 Adjourn









July 12, 2012
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UW-Madison campus
Engineering Hall
Room 1610


Lot 17, engineering campus


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