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