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Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium

Posted on Jul 19, 2013
Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium links ideas with entrepreneurs and investors. Superior event to feature scientific leaders and economic development experts
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Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium

State business, academic and scientific leaders will join together to share insights on emerging technologies with attendees of the sixth annual Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium. The event will highlight groundbreaking research throughout the state and focus on the establishment of collaborative partnerships to accelerate innovative research.

The event will be held July 22 and 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in the Yellowjacket Union. On Monday, July 22 at 1pm the event will feature remarks by UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter, UW System Regent Tim Higgins and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. CEO Reed Hall.

The symposium will showcase cutting-edge research and technology development partnerships among the UW campuses as well as business and clinical organizations in diverse fields such as biofuels, nanotechnology, novel polymers, pharmaceuticals, digital tools, medical devices and more.

One of the featured freshwater research workshops will be Tuesday morning, (July 23rd at 10:30 a.m.). Dr. Mary Balcer, director of UW-Superior's Lake Superior Research Institute and Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, will discuss the technological developments and accompanying challenges of evaluating effective ballast water treatment systems, which have been imposed in ships to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. Dr. Shon Schooler, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve Research Coordinator, will discuss the role of technology in water quality monitoring and explore the technological tools used by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs) and how they contribute to environmental management goals.
Additional highlights include a workshop on entrepreneurship and intellectual property. The symposium offers an opportunity for companies to learn more about advancing technology through participation in innovative research programs with UW faculty.

Major sponsors for the event, organized by WiSys Technology Foundation, are the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and WiSys Technology Foundation. WiSys is leading a statewide effort to bring UW faculty together with clinical and company researchers for joint technology development and economic growth.

In addition to researchers from around the state, speakers include Reed Hall, CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.; UW System Regents Mark Bradley and Tim Higgins; UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter; and Wisys Managing Director Maliyakal John.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WORKSHOP: Visit www.wisys.org

News Contact: Tom Hansen | 715-394-8260 | thansen7{atuws}
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