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February 27, 2015

UW System president touts UW research

UW System President Raymond Cross

UW System President Raymond Cross

The President of the University of Wisconsin System called on technology business and education leaders to promote UW research.

Speaking at the Science and Technology Symposium held at UW-Eau Claire, UW System President Ray Cross said university-based research affects our daily lives in many ways.

Cross said the research is a major factor in the state’s economy, drawing nearly $790 million in federal and private investment last year. “Using a conservative economic multiplier the economic impact of that investment in university-based research for just one year was more than $1.4 billion.”

Cross called on the business and education leaders to help form a coalition to convince the public and lawmakers that supporting research is one of the most transformative investments they can make.

Dan Lea, WAYY