Press conference by the Governor
Today's image is titled Press conference by the Governor and was photographed by Dave Esmond.
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle held a press conference at the UW-Madison College of Engineering on Wednesday, joining several university administrators to tout his plan for increasing funding for the UW System and encouraging the state legislature to move forward on his budget plans. As stated in a press release issued yesterday by the governor:
In total, Governor Doyle directed $225 million to maintain the strength of Wisconsin's universities, create more seats for incoming students, build on top-ranked research abilities, recruit more faculty members, and generate the educated workforce our state needs to fuel Wisconsin's economy.
Specifically, Governor Doyle's investment will generate a 32 percent increase in engineers, an 18 percent increase in nurses, and a 6 percent increase in teachers statewide, filling the growing need for these educated professionals across the state.
Doyle was joined at the event by members of the UW's Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) design team, who recently won an international competition to design a formula-style race car. As described in the award announcement last week:
Students made many updates to the 2007 car, including a switch from racing fuel to E-85, an 85 percent ethanol fuel, demonstrating the team's commitment not only to building a high-performance car but also to reducing emissions and furthering knowledge of alternative fuels. Among the top 10 finishers, the vehicle from UW-Madison was the only one running on E-85.
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