UWM students presented their research projects during a visit with Governor Tony Evers at the Water Technology Accelerator (WaTA). WaTA is a collaboration between the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, UWM College of Engineering and Applied Science, UW-Whitewater, and The Water Council. Katarina Schulz, Master’s student in School of Freshwater Sciences, presented her work about PFCs (PI: Rebecca Klaper; Co-PI: Silva). Sachin Davis, Master’s student in Electrical Engineering, presented his work about novel non-invasive device for detection of thin biofilms inside of pipes, and Andrew Thompson, an undergraduate student in Computer Sciences, presented his work on optical sensor for detection of particles in water. Ishan Raikar, a high school student, presented his work on novel technology for detection of bacteria in water.