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School of Freshwater Sciences

Turn Science into Action

The only school of higher education in North America dedicated solely to freshwater sciences, the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences offers a wide range of research experiences, internships and fellowships in the water technology industry, public policy organizations and federal and state government.

The school focuses on advancing knowledge of freshwater systems and their management through basic and applied research; educating future scientists, technicians, teachers, policy specialists and the public; and growing appreciation of natural and constructed aquatic systems in the community. SFS is dedicated to four essential integrated themes:

  • Ecosystem dynamics of freshwater systems: invasive species, fisheries, nutrients.
  • The role of fresh water in human and ecosystem health.
  • Freshwater policy, economics and management.
  • Atmospheric science/weather/climate/flooding.

We invite you to help make a difference for our environment.

Consider supporting the School of Freshwater Sciences during 414 for UWM Giving Days! 

Freshwater Ship Time Challenge
Ahoy! Beth Partleton ’79 will give $15,000 to the School of Freshwater Sciences when 35+ donors make a gift to the Freshwater Ship Time Fund to support field experiences and hands-on learning for students!
35 / 35 Donors
Leaderboard: Overall Donors by Area
Which area of UWM will have the most donors on Giving Day? Make a gift to help get your fund to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Donors
1 Athletics 250
2 College of Letters & Science 230
3 Student Success & Experience 189
4 Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business 140
5 School of Continuing Education 129
Wake Up and Roar Challenge
Congratulations to Rebecca Hall for winning an extra $1,000 in support of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare!
Leaderboard: Overall Amount Raised by Fund
Which funds will receive the most gifts?
Rank Fund Raised
1 Invst Mgmt Certificate Prgm Operating Fund $28,277.00
2 Athletics - Track & Cross Country $24,350.00
3 WUWM Friends $20,915.90
4 Freshwater "Ship Time" Fund $19,890.00
5 Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund $18,208.33
Lunch Hour Power Hours Challenge
Congratulations Jennifer Earl Boehm on being chosen to receive an extra $1,000 to support the Society of Athletic Training Students Fund.
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