Innovation Center Stoughton was selected as a Community Partner of the UniverCity Year program at UW-Madison from 2021-2023. This program connects students and classes with “real-world” projects to work on. The following are the final reports and presentations from the seven different classes and 70 students across the University that worked on projects for Innovation Center Stoughton/the Stoughton community.
- Renovation Plan for Historic 1892 School Building
Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Capstone Design
○ This project manual includes concepts, drawings, and written materials to guide
the revitalization of the historic 1892 School Building in a way that could host the
proposed Innovation Center Stoughton.
- Exploring Cooperative Models for Stakeholders of Innovation Center Stoughton
Agriculture & Applied Economics Cooperatives Class
○ Students prepared recommendations and business plans for childcare,
education, housing, and transportation cooperatives in Stoughton.
- Envisioning Innovation Center Stoughton
Impact Consulting for Arts and Cultural Organizations
○ Using demographic research and community interviews, this student team
offered three recommendations to best support Innovation Center Stoughton’s
next steps in their community: 1) solidify a value proposition, 2) expand target
audiences, and 3) connect community resources.
- System Design for Innovation Center Stoughton
Industrial and Systems Engineering
○ This report outlines system design recommendations that track tool and
equipment metrics, record user learning outcomes, and ensure the safety of all
Innovation Center Stoughton users.
- Intersecting Interests for Stoughton Employers and Innovation Center Stoughton
○ Informed by a detailed analysis of similar centers, this report identifies important
resources and programs that the Innovation Center Stoughton should include to
strengthen the Stoughton community and local economy.
- Finding Common Threads for Employees and Sustainable Workforce Development in Stoughton
○ This report offers recommendations for the Innovation Center Stoughton to
alleviate workforce frictions and aid in workforce development.
- Exploring Downtown Redesign and Redevelopment Framework for Stoughton’s Depot Hill Area
Landscape Architecture Capstone Project
○ The final Depot Hill framework plan utilizes historic and cultural preservation
strategies that promote historic and cultural tourism, connect new development
to historical site uses, and create mixed use spaces which support the existing
- Design Sprint for Innovation Center Stoughton
Design Thinking for Transformation Class
○ This class used the design thinking process – empathize (interviews with
community members and other research), define the problem, ideate, prototype,
and test potential solutions – to provide recommendations for Innovation Center