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Summer Research Scholars Launch Freshwater@UW Activities

Freshwater@UW Summer Research Scholars arrived at UW-Madison on May 28 for orientation before heading off to conduct research under the mentorship of faculty, staff and graduate students. The 35 undergraduates hailed from 27 universities in Wisconsin and around the country.  Students learned…

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Undergrads Explore Freshwater Science in Western Wisconsin

Thirteen undergraduates from UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Milwaukee took part in this year’s Freshwater Science Field Studies in Western Wisconsin course. Undergraduates spent two weeks exploring watersheds, contamination and restoration, and groundwater and surface waters throughout western Wisconsin.…

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UW-Stout’s Center for Sustainable Communities Will Help Rural Communities Thrive

By Heidi Jeter, Freshwater Collaborative Rural communities experienced widespread population decreases between 2010 and 2020 for the first time in history, impacting jobs, healthcare, education and other services. Based in Menomonie, Wisc., UW-Stout is in a unique position to help…

UW-River Falls Program Engages Youth in Water Science, Stewardship

By Heidi Jeter, Freshwater Collaborative Offering 22 miles of world-class trout fishing and other recreational activities, the beloved Kinnickinnic River runs through the city of River Falls and the UW-River Falls campus. The community and the campus are invested in…

Jacobs Hires University Students to Inventory Wisconsin’s Lead Service Lines and Meet Federal Deadlines

By Heidi Jeter, Freshwater Collaborative After nearly 100,000 people in Flint, Mich., were exposed to lead contamination through their drinking water, the EPA increased efforts to prevent such a disaster from happening again. Actions included creation of Lead and Copper…

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Comparing the Effects of Restoration Age on Stream Ecosystems and Community Dynamics

The 2024 Research in the Rotunda featured 16 Freshwater Collaborative-funded research projects. Students shared more about their experience. Student: Casie KopischkeUniversity: UW-StoutMajor: Environmental ScienceExpected graduation date: May 2025Mentors: Nicole Hayes, Keith Gilland and Julia Chapman Summarize the research and your…

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