- The Milwaukee Idea is UWMs initiative to
forge vital and long-lasting community-university partnerships that enhance
the quality of life for all.
- The Milwaukee Idea is committed to collaborative
effort, the advancement of diversity and the creation of fundamental change
for the campus and the community.
- The Milwaukee Idea builds on UWMs demonstrated
success in sharing its academic expertise and research capability with the
- Since its inception in 1999, The Milwaukee Idea
has brought together hundreds of people from the community and the university
in partnerships that address challenges in education, the environment, health
and economic development.
The Milwaukee Idea UWM is:
- Developing new ways of learning that emphasize
- Expanding basic and applied research and scholarship.
- Fostering creative approaches to economic development
in our neighborhoods and across the state.
- Forming partnerships to better our health and the
health of our communities.
- Innovative UWM programs developed in partnership
with the Milwaukee Public Schools are improving how teachers teach and students
learn in our urban schools.
- Expanded educational opportunities created in collaboration
with Milwaukees nonprofit organizations are the strengthening the
management and leadership capacity of nonprofits and the vital services
- New urban housing that is energy efficient, affordable
and easily integrated into city neighborhoods is taking shape through a
UWM partnership that brings together the city of Milwaukee, Wells Fargo
Bank and WE Energies.
- Pioneering research at UWM conducted in partnership
with major corporations like Rockwell Automation, Intel and Ford holds the
promise of greatly reducing industrial breakdowns.
- UWM service learning programs have brought over 1000
students out of their classrooms and into the community for experiences
which offer them a chance to enrich their learning while making a meaningful
contribution to a community organization.
- UWM's Great Lakes WATER Institute is conducting
extensive research on how to protect the nation's freshwater drinking supply
with the support of $2 million grant from the United States Department of