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2019-2020 Competition Schedule

WiSys' popular student research competition is back for another season.

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INNOVATIVE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Brian Walsh

WiSys Regional Associate Brian Walsh has played many roles, carrying titles ranging from Peace Corps volunteer to family-proclaimed ‘dessert enthusiast.’

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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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