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Superior Fresh, billed as the largest aquaponics facility in the world and the first indoor recirculating aquaculture system in Wisconsin raising Atlantic salmon, opened in late August. Biology graduate Brandon Gottsacker serves as Superior Fresh’s COO.

Mathematics graduate Kevin Reese was named one of five Wisconsin finalists for the 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Political science professor Mert Kartal and two members of UW-Stevens Point’s award-winning Model United Nations team hosted a Model UN summer camp for high school students.

Professor Dorothy De Boer of the Department of Sociology and Social Work received the 2017 Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award.

History graduates Brad Casselberry and Diane Long have authored “Images of America: Plover,” a book showing Plover’s evolution from a stop for loggers to a growing village.

Political science graduate Michael Wilson Beccerril was named a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar.

Social work professor Amy Zlimen visited China, where she consulted for Yibin University in Sichuan Province on its undergraduate social work program.

GIS graduate Zach Ott’s Discover the Green Circle Trail Map was added to the Esri Story Maps Gallery.

Biology professor Chris Yahnke and professor emeritus Emmet Judziewicz participated in the Milwaukee Public Museum’s third annual BioBlitz, cataloging animals, plants, and fungi in Waukesha’s Fox River Park.

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