Eau Claire (WQOW)- UW-Eau Claire is expanding its partnerships with big names in our community and state to provide more opportunities for students and our community.
Tuesday, university leaders met with officials from Mayo Clinic Health System, Jamf and the Tech Council Innovation Network to name a few.
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt said the collaboration will help the university create five to six new programs including biomedical engineering, masters degree in athletic training, and a public health major.
"We have two Rhode Scholars in the last 10 years, no comprehensive university in the upper Midwest has even had one," Schmidt said. "We've seen exceptional results and these new partnerships are going to create greater opportunities. That's why the Wisconsin Technology Council is spending time here today because they realize how unique this is."
Schmidt said Tuesday's meeting focused on discussing how the program can not only help improve patient care but also bring businesses to the Chippewa Valley.