Universities Should Be the Problem-Solvers

With Governor Tommy Thompson, UW System President

Four-time Wisconsin Governor, US Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Wisconsin icon Tommy Thompson is bringing a fresh perspective to education in his new role as UW System President.

In an enlightening conversation, Governor Thompson shares why universities should be the problem-solvers of the future. Our discussion covers new ideas for how this can be accomplished, including:

  • Why bolstering STEM and TechEd programs is key
  • Solving business problems by collaborating with the universities
  • Providing college education and a career opportunity for prison inmates
  • Harnessing students' creativity to innovate new solutions in agriculture, engineering, water science and more

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