Our papermaking courses for industry professionals feature expert instruction and hands-on practice on pilot-scale equipment for enhanced learner experience. Courses include Hands-on Paper Making, Introduction to Paper Making Additives, and more.
WIST education also periodically offers short courses in sustainability including sessions on sustainable energy, bioplastics, life cycle assessment, green chemistry, and business modeling.
2017 Midwest Compost School July 11-13
The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology and the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will host the
2017 Midwest Compost School
. Classroom and hands-on experience will take place on the UW-Stevens Point Campus.
WIST is now partnering with TAPPI to offer our series of paper making courses to a wider audience. These courses are held at UW-Stevens Point and feature expert instruction along with hands-on experience on the university's pilot equipment. Upcoming courses include:
- Hands-on Paper Making
- Introduction to Papermaking Additives
- Optimizing Sheet Structure for Maximal Product Performance
- Introduction to Concepts and Technologies of Biomass Bioeconomy
- Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications
View a schedule of courses for 2017, and get detailed information on course material, pricing and registration information
on the TAPPI - WIST Education website.
Check out this additional TAPPI partnership course:
Pilot Paper Plant is outstanding educational and lab services asset
WIST operates a Fourdrinier pilot paper machine on the UW-Stevens Point campus. The machine is an important asset for the university's paper science and engineering program, with students benefitting from the hands-on experience. It is also used in WIST's hands-on courses in papermaking. The machine is managed by WIST's Laboratory Services Division, which performs contract services for industry. Revenue earned from contract runs on the machine supports student learning, equipment maintenance and upgrades, and WIST research and development.
Don Guay talks about the paper machine's importance to students in this short video
. Don was formerly director of WIST Laboratory Services.