MEMBER NEWS: UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

$10 million gift launches plans for new UWM research vessel An anonymous donation of $10 million was made to put towards a new UWM research vessel, the ‘Maggi Sue’. The Neeskay, the current research vessel at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, is a converted Army T-boat that is 71 ft long and 65 years… Read More

New research vessel for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

Anonymous donor commits $10M to new research vessel for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences Posted by Fox6 News on November 6, 2019 MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences is getting a new research vessel thanks to an anonymous donor of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation that has committed $10 million to the project. A news… Read More

Preparing Wisconsin’s future workforce to solve water challenges

“From our farmers relying on clean water for crops and livestock to our outdoor recreation industry to everyday use, water is essential to our state and our economy, and that’s why the School of Freshwater Sciences and the Freshwater Collaborative are so critically important.”

Governor Tony Evers Applauds Freshwater Collaborative

GOVERNOR TONY EVERS APPLAUDS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF NEW FRESHWATER COLLABORATIVE DURING SCIENTIFIC TOUR Governor Tony Evers visited the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s (UWM) School of Freshwater Sciences to learn more about the school’s groundbreaking research and the new Freshwater Collaborative on August 30. Posted by the Milwaukee Independent on September 6, 2019 The governor met with… Read More

Governor Tony Evers tours UWM

Governor Tony Evers tours UWM to learn about clean water initiatives Posted by Andy Devine from CBS 58 on August 30, 2019 Governor Tony Evers made a stop in Milwaukee this morning to learn more about a state initiative to help keep waterways clean. Governor Evers toured the labs at UWM’S School of Freshwater Sciences… Read More

WEDC awards nearly $1 million to UWM-led Freshwater Collaborative

WEDC awards nearly $1 million to UWM-led Freshwater Collaborative, Connected Systems Institute Will be combined with additional funding sources Posted by Lauren Anderson from BizTimes on August 16, 2019 A new statewide freshwater initiative led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was recently awarded a $670,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The WEDC grant was matched… Read More

The Freshwater Collaborative

The Freshwater Collaborative Hopes to Develop and Tap Water Expertise Within the UW System Posted by Mary Sussman from Shepherd Express on July 9, 2019 The University of Wisconsin System recently launched a proposal to form the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin using the collective water expertise of faculty at all 13 UW System campuses. Building… Read More

UW System leaders unveil plans for freshwater collaborative

UW System leaders unveil plans for freshwater collaborative Would require $27.6 million in ongoing state support Posted by Lauren Anderson from BizTimes on June 7, 2019 In an effort University of Wisconsin System leaders say would establish the state’s brand as the “Silicon Valley of Water,” leaders this week unveiled plans for a new statewide… Read More

UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center opens its doors

UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center opens its doors Posted by Laura Otto from the UWM Report on May 9, 2019 With the sound of a gong and the lighting of a four-foot-high lightbulb sculpture, more than 200 visitors, faculty and students celebrated the opening May 8 of Wisconsin’s new address for innovation – the Lubar Entrepreneurship… Read More

Energy industry veteran looks to commercialize biogas purification system

Energy industry veteran steps out on his own, looks to commercialize innovative biogas purification system Posted by Nick Williams from the Milwaukee Business Journal on March 20, 2019 Bryan Johnson spent years in consulting and management roles within the energy industry. In 2015, however, he wanted to start his own venture and founded a startup company… Read More