Government shutdown impacting research projects at UWSP
WSAW Channel 7 Wausau

​By Jerel Ballard

According to faculty at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, the ripple effect from the government shutdown is now impacting graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at the College of Natural Resources.

Since the federal government has been shut down, two federally funded scientists who teach courses and oversee multiple research projects through the university have been unable to work.

“We have 20 to 25 research projects that are active an ongoing,” explained Brian Sloss, Associate Dean for Outreach and Extension. “Although the unit scientists are federally funded, we consider them faculty. They mentor our students, they lead our projects, they do research and they oversee staff,” Sloss added.


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