• UWM Students Examine the Possibility of a Net Zero Water Sector
    Is achieving net zero emissions in the water sector possible? That’s the question UW-Milwaukee students hoped to answer during the School of Freshwater Sciences spring “Freshwater Practicum” graduate-level course. The course simulates working in a water consulting firm and connects students to a public sector client to research real-world water challenges and offer recommendations. “Alongside …
  • UWM School of Freshwater Sciences Offers Rewarding Learning Experience
    "There's a lot of opportunities for hands-on work here. A lot of the professors are really passionate about what they do, and they really want to teach the next generation". Charlie, a freshwater program student, shares about his research and experiences at the School of Freshwater Sciences.
  • Dive into the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
    Students share their firsthand experiences with hands-on research opportunities, the close relationships they've built with faculty, and how the school prepares them for impactful careers.
  • Dive into Hands-On Learning
    Freshwater science students and an alumnus share how the hands-on coursework prepares undergraduates for the workforce.
  • Atmospheric Science Alumnus Lands Prestigious NCAR Fellowship
    UW-Milwaukee alumnus Austin Harris has wanted to be a meteorologist since age 8. Originally from Oklahoma City, his doctoral and postdoctoral work with UWM’s Atmospheric Science Distinguished Professor Paul Roebber helped him land a prestigious ASP Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. What interested you in studying atmospheric science? Though …
  • What’s the Neeskay Up To?
    The R/V Neeksay is the only year-round research vessel on the Great Lakes, and it’s been a busy season far with 60 expeditions so far. The first expedition took place January 18, with the Cuhel/Aguilar labs collecting samples for their ongoing project that monitors the rivers, harbor and near Milwaukee offshore. They also led a …
  • Graduate Students Evaluate Feasibility and Impact of a Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Project
    As states and municipalities develop long-term, cost-effective and fuel-efficient energy plans, many are evaluating renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower. Wind has become the most prominent, generating more than 10 percent of energy in the U.S. Offshore wind projects on the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico are expanding, …
  • Career Spotlight: José Basaldu, Reflo
    José Basaldua, a 2018 graduate of the professional master's program, shares how the School of Freshwater Sciences connected him to others in the community who are working on water issues. He is now an environmental educator with Reflo, where he works on green infrastructure projects at Milwaukee Public Schools.
  • Career Spotlight: Lisa Sasso, MMSD
    What’s it like to work in water? Lisa Sasso, one of our first alums, talks about jobs in freshwater and how the School of Freshwater Sciences prepared her for her career at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
  • UWM Freshwater Sciences grad student makes a splash in the world of aquatic education
    Pierce VanValkenburg grew up on the St. Croix River, which flows along the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota and down into the Mississippi. Springs and summers were full of boating with family, swimming and watching sunfish the way other kids watched TV. Now a UW-Milwaukee Freshwater Sciences graduate student, VanValkenburg teaches children about freshwater systems …
  • How are invasive mussels affecting lake ecosystems?
    Tyler Kunze '23 spent the past two years diving in Lake Michigan and analyzing samples in Professor Harvey Bootsma's lab to look at how invasive mussels are affecting the lake and other organisms. His research earned him a Master of Freshwater Science and Technology this spring.
  • Alfalfa as a Food Source for Fish in Aquaculture?
    Yellow perch may be able to grow more with less food. That's what Will Sullivan '23 discovered during his graduate-level research in our fish labs.