Our papermaking courses for industry professionals feature expert instruction and hands-on practice on pilot-scale equipment for enhanced learner experience. 

2018 Midwest Compost School

This annual school will be offered in Stevens Point July 10-12. Hosted by WIST and the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline in the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, this compost school provides three days of instruction with a blend of classroom and field exercises and field trips. Online registration is now open. Tuition is just $575 if registered by June 15; $675 after June 15. Here is more information. 

Papermaking Course Calendar and Registration

We've set the 2018 calendar for our popular series of hands-on courses. Register now for the best rate with the early registration discount.

View course details and register online. 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 Papermaking
  • Advanced Hands-On Papermaking: Additives
  • Advanced Hands-On Papermaking: Formation
  • Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications


Register for WIST hands-on courses today. 

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Lindsey Hoffman checks settings on the UW-Stevens Point pilot paper machine during the hands-on segment of a WIST short course in papermaking additives. Lindsey is the laboratory and papermaking project specialist at WIST. She oversees the work performed on the pilot paper machine and the paper testing provided by the institute. She also coordinates student and contract work, along with providing support for the paper science and engineering undergraduate program. Lindsey graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in paper science and engineering and a minor in chemistry.

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.


2017 Midwest Compost School held in July 2017 

CompostDetail.jpgThe Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology and the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point hosted the 2017 Midwest Compost School. We may be hosting the 2018 school, as well. Check back on this website in spring 2018 for updates.