Stevens Point, WI, United States

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

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Stevens Point, WI, United States

The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point is a public university in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It grants associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, as well as doctoral degrees in audiology. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges and universities in Wisconsin for 2017. The list recognized 23 four-year schools, with University of Wisconsin Madison, Concordia University Wisconsin, Viterbo University, Marquette University and Edgewood University scoring as the top five schools. Of the 13 two-year colleges that also made the list, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Western Technical College and Mid-State Technical College were the top five. “The schools on our list offer outstanding online educational resources in the state of Wisconsin,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These certificate and degree programs offer online students the same high-quality education as traditional students, with the added bonus of flexibility that online education provides.” To earn a position on Wisconsin’s “Best Online Schools” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on additional metrics which include financial aid availability, student services, academic counseling resources, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Wisconsin’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Cardinal Stritch University Concordia University-Wisconsin Edgewood College Lakeland College Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Ottawa University - Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College Wisconsin’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Technical College Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Lakeshore Technical College Mid-State Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moraine Park Technical College Nicolet College Northcentral Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Western Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best colleges in Wisconsin for 2017. Of the 35 four-year schools who made the list, University of Wisconsin Madison, Marquette University, Saint Norbert College, Viterbo University and Lawrence University ranked the highest. 16 two-year schools also made the list; Chippewa Valley Technical College, Mid-State Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College and Western Technical College were determined to be the best five. A full list of all schools is included below. “Strong economic benefits can come from having a highly-educated workforce,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “These Wisconsin schools not only offer quality degree programs that show the value of higher education, they also have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring their students’ post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Wisconsin” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, availability of financial aid and graduation rate. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Wisconsin” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Wisconsin for 2017 include: Alverno College Beloit College Cardinal Stritch University Carroll University Carthage College Concordia University-Wisconsin Edgewood College Lakeland College Lawrence University Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee School of Engineering Mount Mary University Northland College Ottawa University-Milwaukee Ripon College Saint Norbert College Silver Lake College of the Holy Family University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Wisconsin for 2017 include: Blackhawk Technical College Chippewa Valley Technical College Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Technical College Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Lakeshore Technical College Mid-State Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moraine Park Technical College Nicolet College Northcentral Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Waukesha County Technical College Western Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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A list of Wisconsin’s Best Online Colleges has been released by leading higher education and student resource site AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Collecting data on both two-year and four-year schools, the site scored and ranked colleges based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative metrics, with the following colleges receiving top marks: Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin Superior, University of Wisconsin Stout, Lakeland College and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for four-year schools; Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Western Technical College and Gateway Technical College for two-year schools. "The number of people in Wisconsin with an associate degree or higher has steadily been increasing over the past two decades,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "As more and more people seek degrees they also seek more flexible learning options. The schools on this list are providing quality degree programs in an online format, giving more students the ability to access higher education.” In order to land a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin list, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet certain standards. All colleges must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Limits are also set on tuition costs to maintain affordability standards—only two-year schools offering in-state tuition under $5,000 annually were considered, while only four-year schools offering in-state tuition under $25,000 annually were considered. Scores and specific ranks for each school were also determined by a variety of factors most important to students, including graduation rates and financial aid offerings. The list below includes each school on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin ranking for 2016-2017. To learn more about specific rankings, data and methodology used to determine school scores visit the following link: The following schools are recognized as the Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017: The following schools are recognized as the Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017: Lakeland College Maranatha Baptist University Ottawa University-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire University of Wisconsin - Green Bay University of Wisconsin - La Crosse University of Wisconsin - Madison University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh University of Wisconsin - Parkside University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Wisconsin - River Falls University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point University of Wisconsin - Stout University of Wisconsin - Superior University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Viterbo University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


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Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 70.00K | Year: 2011

C5-6 Technologies and University of Wisconsin Stevens Point scientists will develop a bacterial strain that economically ferments sugars into isoprene, a platform chemical that will play a central role in the future bio-economy. UWSP scientists have genetically engineered E. coli to produce isoprene, a precursor of B-pinene and other fuels, via a novel pathway that has significant potential production yield. These have been used to produce isoprene from pulp mill sludge as a proof of concept. Billions of pounds of high sugar content pulp mill sludge are landfilled yearly. The present work is aimed at improving the conversion rate and efficiency of the UWSP process. Phase I of this research will test a codon-optimized synthetic operon containing all the elements of the pathway to over-produce isoprene in E. coli. A new genetic engineering tool will be used to accelerate the manipulation and optimization of this operon. Isoprene production rates and yields and gene expression data obtained from this study will be used to optimize the productivity of the organism and to develop a biorefinery based on the organism where pulp mill waste products are converted directly to commercially viable levels of isoprene for aviation fuel.


News Article | November 17, 2016
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Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s Aquaponics Master Class® draws attendees from all walks of life, from over the world. To date, thousands of people have attended this comprehensive course to learn about aquaponics, an innovative, sustainable method of raising fish and vegetables. The Aquaponics Master Class® that took place November 10-12 attracted attendees from 4 new countries (Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, India and Lebanon), bringing the total global attendance to 101 countries! These attendees travel here to learn about aquaponics and to help advance Nelson and Pade’s goal of food security for all nations. On Friday, November 11, the Nelson and Pade Team, master class attendees and special guests celebrated this milestone event with a gathering that included aquaponic greenhouse tours and delectable hors d’oeuvres featuring aquaponically-grown fish and vegetables. This was followed by a recognition ceremony for all. The Nelson and Pade, Inc.® training facility showcased the 101 countries with a large banner outside, flags from all 101 countries inside the greenhouse and, in the classroom, a large world map with pins showing the countries that attendees have travelled from. Nelson and Pade, Inc.® has a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to expand the awareness and create new and innovative education and research opportunities in aquaponics. In a true demonstration of the partnership and the diversity of foods grown in aquaponics, the UW-Stevens Point Culinary Team participated with a world-class effort. Food stations featuring aquaponically-grown ingredients were strategically placed around the greenhouse. Near the beds of vibrant kale and tomatoes, a tomato/kale soup with kale chips was served. Next to the fish tanks, smoked tilapia was served on a bed of bibb lettuce, topped with pickled celery, fresh chives and a squeeze of fresh orange. All of these ingredients were grown in Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® in Montello, WI. Just beyond the fish nursery, eggplant crostini with savory ricotta and tomato basil salsa was topped with microgreens, creating a stunning and very flavorful hors d’oeuvre. Adjacent the plant raft beds overflowing with lettuce, a mixed green salad was served with a spiced orange vinaigrette dressing. An infused water station featured “MOLA” (mint, orange, lime and aloe) water. Each ingredient was carefully selected from the array of vegetables grown in the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® greenhouse and creatively and meticulously prepared and served by the UWSP Culinary and Catering Team. Guests of the celebration had the opportunity to meet attendees, learn about Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s sustainable growing methods and witness the global impact they are having on the production and availability of fresh food around the world. A recognition ceremony followed the tours. To begin, John Pade, co-founder of Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, welcomed everyone and introduced the company and its goal’s for sustainability and global food security. Next, Andrew Nussbaum of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, shared his thoughts on the impact of agri-tourism and congratulated Nelson and Pade, Inc.® and all involved. Rebecca Nelson, co-founder, followed Mr. Nussbaum, sharing the story of how individuals from over 100 countries came to Nelson and Pade, Inc®. Lastly, attendees of the last four countries represented (Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, India and Lebanon) were invited on stage to add the pin to their countries on the large world map on display. A beautiful world map cake was then cut in celebration. This milestone event demonstrates the interest in and need for sustainable food production systems around the world. Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the Most Trusted Name in Aquaponics®, is the world leader in aquaponic technology and training and strives every day to help people get started and become successful in aquaponic food production. About Aquaponics: Aquaponics is the combination of recirculating aquaculture (raising fish indoors, in tanks) and hydroponics (soilless plant culture). It is an integrated system that produces both fish and vegetables, continuously, without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics in the fish culture and without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers for the plant culture. The controlled environment greenhouse prevents contamination from pollution and reduces the instance of pest insect and disease problems. Aquaponics, allows a grower to produce premium quality crops on a year ‘round basis, maximizing production in a given space. About Nelson and Pade, Inc.®: Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the Most Trusted Name in Aquaponics®, helps people get started and become successful in aquaponic food production by providing comprehensive training, proven, science-based Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® and long-term grower support. Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is at the forefront of the rapidly growing aquaponics industry and has shipped Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® to individuals, schools, missions, corporations, businesses and food banks in 25 countries. The company’s goal is Food Security for All Nations. About the Aquaponics Master Class®: The Aquaponics Master Class® was developed by Nelson and Pade, Inc.® to provide science-based learning in aquaponics. The intensive 3-day course takes place at Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s state-of-the-art, 14,000 sq. ft. aquaponics training facility in Montello, WI. This class attracts individuals from around the world due to the quality of instruction, in-depth knowledge of the instructors and innovative hands-on learning environment. Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP), offers Aquaponics Master Class® attendees the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate credit through an accredited university, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Attendee Tom PArker shares, "Wow - our training was more than I expected. My brother and I have said a few times "What just happened?" Our Master Class Training was eye opening, awesome, just flat out the best training seminar i have ever been to. I enjoyed meeting all our classmates. I did notice that all of the Nelson and Pade staff always had a smile on their faces, and really did seem to like what they were doing. A true joy to be there and learn." Read more testimonials

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