The Center for Watershed Science and Education provides meaningful, practical and positive educational and professional experiences for UW-Stevens Point students pursuing careers in natural resources. Opportunities exist for graduate and undergraduate students to work side-by-side with faculty and staff conducting scientific research and performing laboratory analysis.
Undergraduate students earn internship credit in Water 381 and gain valuable experience by assisting in research projects and/or working in the Water and Environmental Analysis Lab. Graduate students are able to earn a master's degree in Natural Resources by completing an approved course of study and completing a graduate thesis that researches a water resource issue.
Students also can enroll in an advanced water chemistry class offered by WEAL staff (Water 492 - Advanced Techniques of Environmental Analysis). This 3-credit course offers opportunities to conduct water quality research projects.
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Completed Graduate Theses
To view completed graduate theses, please visit the Reports page and select "Graduate Theses" from the Subject drop-down list. (Note: Electronic versions are generally not available prior to 2007. If you are looking for a graduate thesis that was completed prior to 2007, hardcopies are available for viewing at the UWSP Learning Resource Center or send us a request and we will do our best to make available electronically.)
Recipients of the Byron Shaw Water Resources Scholarship:
2019 - Abby Dremel
2018 - Lindsey Klicko
Alyssa Mianecki received Highest Honors for her poster presentation at the CNR Research Symposium!
During Fall semester 2017, Mianecki worked with WEAL staff to conduct a research project on pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater effluents.
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