The Big Ten Network will debut "Impact the World," a powerful new original series that shifts the focus from the playing fields to the world stage.
The series travels to all 12 Big Ten universities to spotlight the life-changing influence they have around the globe through research projects that inform the way we live, think, learn and heal.
The show will cover two stories on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The first, scheduled to air Jan. 17, focuses on Engineers Without Borders, a student-run, nonprofit organization that works on five community-development projects around the world. The segment will explore the group's work as a whole, but will focus primarily on efforts in Rwanda, where UW-Madison's chapter of Engineers Without Borders has built a rainwater collection tank and is building a health clinic.