- Images from the field: SFS students investigate a spill
- School of Freshwater Sciences Quantitative Freshwater Analysis students took to the water last fall to investigate a simulated hazardous materials spill in Milwaukee’s Inner Harbor. More>>
- Robot research: Reaching new depths in water technology
In September, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell delivered his Plenary Address, a review of the "state of the university" for UWM students, staff and faculty. At the meeting, he debuted the Spotlight on Excellence video of the research on underwater robotics being conducted by School of Freshwater Sciences Assistant Professor Tom Consi.
Tom Consi’s passion for robotics started in MIT’s Ocean Engineering Department, but he’s reaching new depths at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences. More>>
- Biomarkers in Brazil
- When she started grad school, Amber Koskey never thought she would be using a bike pump to hand-filter dozens of water samples, but field work in any setting – especially in a foreign country – sometimes demands innovative thinking. And, now that Koskey, a second-year School of Freshwater Sciences M.S. student, is a seasoned in situ scientist, she has found that innovation can also be used to protect her own health and safety while studying infectious diseases. More>>
- Hooking them young: Creating a pipeline for advanced degrees and careers in freshwater
- A crucial part of the mission of the School of Freshwater Sciences is to educate the future world water leaders in research, understanding, management and policy. In order to facilitate that mission, the school is involved in multiple ongoing recruiting initiatives aimed at attracting the nation’s best and the brightest high school and undergraduate students. More>>
- From Malawi to Milwaukee
- Leaving home to join an international research program is never easy. But for Maxon Ngochera, being accepted to the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences PhD program meant again leaving his wife and three daughters nearly 13,000 miles behind in the African country of Malawi. More>>
- Environmental Impacts of Everyday Items
- Wash the makeup from your face after a hard day’s work. Take your prescription and use the bathroom. Throw your dirty clothes into the wash. Do the routine, daily things you need to do to take care of yourself. Each one of these activities is a necessary part of living in today’s modern societies. More>>
- Friend of Water: Christopher Magruder
- “I am one of the few guys that can say I walked out to the lighthouse in the harbor,” says Christopher Magruder, who braved dangerous ice and open water to reach a weather station operated by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in the early 1980s. More>>
- VIDEO: The Future of Water is at SFS
- The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) is the first graduate school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater. It’s also the largest academic research institution on the Great Lakes.
From urban aquaculture and identifying emerging contaminants to creating new centers for Great Lakes genomics and water policy, we’re going inside SFS (and beneath the waves of Lake Michigan) to show you why the future of water lies in the hands of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences. More>>
- Mike Pagel is the School of Freshwater Sciences First Graduate!
- On May 20th, 2012, Mike Pagel became the first graduate of the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He earned a Master of Science degree in Freshwater Sciences and Technology through the program’s professional track. More>>
- A More Sustainable Approach to Water Supply
- The way that we use groundwater is unsustainable. Continuously pumping a pristine resource, using it once, and then dumping it in surface water is not a wise use of a resource. So why do we use our groundwater as a “throwaway” item rather than using it in a sustainable way? More>>