Past Events

WSTS 2016

Aug 2 to Aug 3 , 2016  |  WiSys Hosted, Symposium  |  UW Oshkosh

The ninth annual Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium (WSTS), held this year at UW Oshkosh, saw a record-setting attendance of 225 UW System students, staff, faculty, alumni and industry partners.

Keynote speaker Daniel Burrus’ talk explored the value of personal and professional relationships in innovation, a concept that was echoed in the event’s theme, “Energizing innovation through meaningful collaboration.”

This theme also inspired some changes to the conference programming,including a showcase on the impressive gaming projects being undertaken across the UW System and one session with parallel scientific and educational tracks. New this year was an award for the innovator of the year named in honor of a Trustee who deeply impacted WiSys since its creation: Carl Gulbrandsen.

The two-day symposium featured scientific presentations, panel discussions and networking activities to highlight the potential for partnerships across disciplines and across the state. An evening bowling event also allowed for friendly competition while getting to know other attendees.

An electronic copy of the program from WSTS 2016 is available here.

Thank you to our sponsors:


UW System
UW Oshkosh
UW Oshkosh Business Success Center


Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) & Wisconsin Materials Institute (WMI)
Boyle Fredrickson Intellectual Property Law
Quarles & Brady LLP
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation


Center for Technology Commercialization
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Read about the event:

Ninth annual Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium improves on past events, looks to the future of innovation

UW Oshkosh, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater students win awards at 2016 WiSys poster and gaming showcase competitions