Spotlight Stories

UW-Green Bay Workshop Provides Freshwater Education to K-12 Educators

UW-Green Bay, Atlas Science Center, NEW Water and the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin partnered to offer K-12 educators a half-day workshop in August that promoted freshwater education. The goals for the summer teacher workshop were to 1) inform teachers about the NERR…

Camp Offers River Adventures, Water Education and Leadership Opportunities

Nadalee Thao, a high school junior from Milwaukee, had heard that the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse was a good science school, and she was interested in checking it out. She had the opportunity to do so as a participant in…

Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin Awards More than $500,000 for Projects Involving 10 UW Institutions

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15, 2022—In its latest round of funding, the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin has awarded $544,541 for eight projects that will increase research and student training collaborations among 10 UW System universities. Students will be involved in projects and…

UW-Stout Professors, Students Wade into Lead Water Testing Projects

By Jerry Poling, UW-Stout Gilbert Creek in Dunn County slips through marshland and oak savanna between chest-high grasses and flowering plants. It can be hard to find and reach during the glory of midsummer. Yet, one section of the slender…

Trash collectors: UW students help clean up Wisconsin waters

Students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and other UW System schools spent the summer on Lake Michigan cleaning up trash in the water and along the shorelines with a new trash skimmer boat and remote controlled drone purchased with…

UW-Madison Undergraduates Address Water Challenges and Clarify Career Paths

What happened when nine undergraduate students from universities across the country convened at UW-Madison for a summer research program? A lot of outstanding freshwater research, mentorship, networking and fun.   The student internships were part of a pilot program of the…

LAKES REU Students Explore Health of Red Cedar Watershed

By Abbey Goers, UW-Stout Eleven students from universities across the nation conducted research this summer to understand and improve the health of the Red Cedar watershed, which is affected by eutrophication – phosphorus and nitrogen pollution, causing blue-green algae blooms…

Applications for Research Semester Abroad in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico Due Aug. 26

Want to explore one of the most unique aquatic ecosystems in the world? Join the School of Freshwater Sciences’ International Research Experience for Students this fall. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students at any higher education…

Multidisciplinary Water Exploration in Western Wisconsin

Watch the video created by the UW-Eau Claire communication team. Nine undergraduates from UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls spent an intensive two weeks in June exploring and conducting research in rivers, watershed and creeks through enrollment in a new Western…

High Schoolers Explore Research and Careers at Freshwater Camp

As the school year cooled down, Freshwater Camp at UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater was heating up. High school juniors and seniors from Wisconsin and northern Illinois took part in a week-long exploration of freshwater careers while enjoying recreational opportunities that Wisconsin’s…

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