UW-Stout awarded national media fellowship

UW-Stout awarded national media fellowship

UW-Stout is one of only 50 institutions from throughout the United States to receive a National Media Fellowship from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Under the fellowship program, journalists from major national news publications with circulations of more than 200,000 and major-market broadcast media spend time on campuses to learn more about higher education and to better understand the intellectual resources of higher education.

UW-Stout's fellowship, which is opened to an unlimited number of journalists, is titled "Helping Small Companies Re-tool for the Future." Its focus will be on how comprehensive universities contribute to their state and region. Participants will examine the university's technology transfer program, which assists small and medium-size manufacturers in re-gearing for competition in the global marketplace.

Journalists involved in the fellowship will work with Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, team up with faculty and students involved in technology transfer and visit manufacturing sites where the program has been successfully applied.

Under the one-week fellowship, CASE covers room and board costs for the participants, and media organizations cover travel expense and the journalists' salary.

UW-Stout's entry was selected by a panel of judges representing U.S. News & World Report, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Washington Post.

Sorensen said that this is a major recognition for the university's technology transfer program and the institution's contribution to the state's economy.

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