Innovative programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are at their core interdisciplinary initiatives designed to enhance student learning and benefit the UWSP community at large. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, UWSP aims to solve local, regional, and national problems in partnership with key stakeholders in business and government.
A recent licensing agreement with Strathmore Artist Papers is just the latest chapter in a successful collaboration that has bridged the art and paper science and engineering departments within UW–Stevens Point, linking the university to the private sector and the paper industry through the creation of RiverPoint art paper.
The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP), is an example of one of UWSP’s continuing education programs, created to promote energy education in Wisconsin schools. With support from Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, WPPI Energy, and Xcel Energy, KEEP leverages teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin’s K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings. More than 6,272 teachers have participated in KEEP courses since 1997, potentially reaching more than 3.5 million students.
- Aquaponics Transforms 21st Century Agriculture
Aquaponics, a method of integrated fish and soilless plant production, is a transformational global agriculture business practice that ranges from home-food production to large-scale commercial businesses. Aquaponics growth in the United States has been phenomenal, and is driven by the local food movement and safe, sustainable food production.Continue reading →