Inside WI: Youth business plan contest offers introduction to STEM careers

November 29, 2011

One study after another has lamented the fact that America is producing fewer scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians than our competitors in Europe and Asia. As the baby boom generation begins to retire, that’s a threat to the economy and to national security. Read More

Wisconsin YES contest featured on ‘ The Show’

November 23, 2011

In this episode of “ The Show,” Tom Still discusses the upside to the volatility of the Wisconsin economy, Liz Schrum talks to Platteville Schools’ Greg Quam about technology education in schools and the Stock Report discusses jobs and farms.

Wisconsin YES! featured on ‘ The Show’

November 11, 2011

In this episode of “ The Show,” Tom Still talks about the Wisconsin YES! contest, which he calls a great opportunity for middle and high school students to earn entrepreneurship experience. Then, WEA Trust’s Mark Moody talks about the history of his non-profit insurance organization and its involvement in the Wisconsin YES! program.

Madison East student wins first place in Dane County youth business idea contest

July 19, 2010

MADISON – Nelson Auner, who graduated in June from Madison East High School, is the Grand Prize winner in the second Dane County YES! youth business plan contest, producers announced Tuesday. Read More

State Journal: Water purifier takes first place in youth contest

June 18, 2009

A solar-powered water purifier, invented by Middleton High School graduate Caroline Barry, won the top prize in the Dane County YES! Youth business plan contest. Read the full story in the Wisconsin State Journal here.