By Kathleen Gallagher
September 9, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
That changed when a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee challenged Pliner's class to come up with an idea for a product.
Pliner scribbled notes about a new type of swim goggle that would use wireless technology. Swimmers practicing in the water could receive feedback from their coaches.
"I just put down an idea and thought 'that's not possible,'" said Pliner, who is now an assistant coach for UWM's swim team. "Then I was looking at it and said 'maybe I can make this work.'"
Now, Pliner is working with a team of UWM students and advisers to make such swim goggles a reality.
She is one of the four winners in the school's Student Startup Challenge who are working on sports-related ideas. There were a total of 10 winners, and most got involved in the contest after professors encouraged them to brainstorm ideas during certain art, business, engineering and other classes.
Read the full article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
*Samantha Goodrich (Theatre alumna) and Nicole Green (Art and Design current student) are among the 10 winners this year. Theatre faculty Anne Basting and Art & Design faculty Nathaniel Stern are on the core Student Startup Challenge Team. Peck School faculty Kim Beckman, Amy Decker, Frankie Flood and Raoul Deal are involved in advising on direction and projects as well.