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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Applications due! 17th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

The 17th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will be held at UW-Green B...

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Campus News

2017-18 WiSys Ambassador class hosts innovative events across the state

Upon leaving the annual WiSys Ambassador orientation and training in August, members of the 2017-18 ambassador class were already brainstorming creative new ways to inspire innovation across the UW System comprehensive campuses. One semester later, many of their ideas have come to fruition, from new student organizations to special campus events.

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Novel Transparent Dilatant Materials Comprised of a Single Chemical Component

Status: Patent Pending

Materials & Chemicals

WiSys is seeking a strategic partner in material science or the protective equipment industry who is interested in furthering the development of novel transparent dilatant materials comprised of single chemical component, ultimately providing a path to market for their use.

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