Education at WIST

Education at WIST hands on
WIST education provides a series of short courses in sustainability including sessions on sustainable energy, bioplastics, life cycle assessment, green chemistry, and business modeling.
We also provide papermaking courses for industry professionals including Hands-on Pulping and Bleaching and Hands-on Papermaking.
WIST has developed an interdisciplinary biofuels minor curriculum at UWSP.

WIST Short Courses

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WIST offers a range of courses in both papermaking technology and in several areas of sustainable technology. Click here to view a course prospectus. And be sure to check the "upcoming courses" tab for additional courses that may be added.

Pilot Paper Plant is outstanding educational asset

WIST operates a pilot paper machine on the UWSP campus. The machine is an important asset for the university's paper science and engineering program, with students benefitting from the hands-on experience. The machine is managed by WIST's Laboratory Services Division, with revenue earned from contract runs on the machine supporting student learning. Don Guay talks about the paper machine's importance to students in this short video.