UW-Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, located at the center of the state, offers more than 100 undergraduate programs, 13 graduate programs and several cooperative and collaborative degree programs with other UW System institutions. With an enrollment of 9,300 students and a 20:1 student faculty ratio, many undergraduate research and leadership opportunities are available. It is known for its College of Natural Resources, biology department and professionally accredited arts, health science and liberal arts programs. Construction of a new state-of-the-art biology and chemistry building will begin in fall 2015.

UW-Stevens Point is also recognized nationally for its sustainability efforts. At the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology on campus, students and faculty offer sustainable solutions and economic development for business and industry. The institute provides product innovation support for the paper industry through a pilot paper machine, paper testing equipment and pilot coating and laminating line. A fermentation lab, chemical analysis facilities and a pilot cellulose processing facility add to the institute’s research capabilities for the agriculture and forest products industries.

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Isoprene from Biomass

Case Study

Isoprene from Biomass

What are UW-Steven's Point Researchers doing to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels?

Creating a novel means of producing isoprene from biomass. For society to remain sustainable as time progresses, we will ultimately have to find a way to reduce our reliance on carbon from below ground (i.e. fossil fuels). Utilizing the abundance of carbon that is already present in the atmosphere and in various compounds above ground could play an instrumental role in lessening the impact of greenhouse gases. Eric Singsaas, Director of Research at the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology, has been working on doing just that since his days as a graduate student.

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Campus Events

2017 HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

A cornerstone of the HHS's congressionally mandated outreach efforts, this three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to e...

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10th annual WSTS to celebrate statewide innovation, inspire collaboration at UW-Platteville

University of Wisconsin researchers, administrators, students and community members will all come together this summer in Platteville to celebrate the innovative and impactful work being done across the state.

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Campus Technologies

Compostable Thermoset Polymers

Status: Patented
Status: Patent Pending

Materials & Chemicals

UW-Stevens Point researcher, John Droske, has developed a series of novel biodegradable polymers for use in the healthcare and plastics industry. WiSys is currently seeking a strategic partner to further development this technology and provide a route to market for its commercialization.

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