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UW-Stout will host annual celebration of Wisconsin research and innovation in July

MENOMONIE—University of Wisconsin-Stout will host the 12th annual WSTS July 22-23.

WSTS is a two-day symposium that highlights research, innovation and commercial collaboration happening throughout the University of Wisconsin System.

It is popular with faculty, staff and students, drawing more than 250 attendees. Other attendees represent Wisconsin-based industries, local economic development entities and state governmental agencies.

“It is exciting to see how much this event has grown as we return to Menomonie where UW-Stout co-hosted WiSys’ first WSTS 12 years ago. I am looking forwarding to learning about the exciting new inventions and innovations of the talented faculty, staff and students in the UW System.”

The symposium’s highlights include dynamic keynote speakers, networking, student competitions and an innovation award ceremony.

UW-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university. Students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy, and serve society.

Located in scenic Menomonie, Wis., the UW-Stout campus has a long and rich history of providing a distinct array of programs. Students enjoy a 98.7% rate of finding employment or continuing their education after they graduate. The university is also proud of its tremendous industry partnerships and its contribution to the local and regional economy.

The symposium will take place in UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center.

WSTS was formerly known as the Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium but now goes solely by the letters WSTS. The name was changed in order to be more inclusive and reflect the broader scope of research being done throughout the UW System.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.