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Engineering and Engineering Technology – UWO

When was your business established?

Since the University’s inception as a teacher-training school in 1871 to its stature today as a premier comprehensive institution, quality and innovative higher education have been hallmarks of UW Oshkosh’s success.

How did your business get started?

As educational focus evolved and expanded, the institution underwent several name changes to the Oshkosh State Teachers College in 1927 and the Wisconsin State College Oshkosh in 1951. A graduate school was added in 1963, transforming the one-time normal school into a fully developed university.

What is your organization's mission statement? And in what ways do you fulfill your mission?

UWO provides a high-quality liberal education to all of its students in order to prepare them to become successful leaders in an increasingly diverse and global society. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to innovative teaching research, economic development, entrepreneurship and community engagement to create a more sustainable future for Wisconsin an beyond.

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What specific need does your business fill?

High quality academic programs in nursing, education, business, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts, engineering technology, information technology, health sciences and applied and liberal studies – all delivered in an innovative and inclusive learning environment – lead to degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and professional doctorate.

Who are your target customers/clients?

Anyone looking for an education.

In what unique ways is your organization involved in the Fox Cities community?

Lean about our new Biomedical Engineering major:

  • BM Engineers combine an ability for problem solving with technical knowledge in biology, healthcare and engineering.
  • Forge their own career path finding employment with biotechnology start-ups, or large multinational companies.
  • Only Biomedical Engineering program in NE WI.

What is the best part of doing business in the Fox Cities?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job outlook for biomedical engineering will grow 10% from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.