New STEM Innovation Center in Green Bay

Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 15:55:17-04

Earlier this afternoon, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College President Jeff Rafn, and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach announced the creation of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovative Center.

The STEM Innovative Center will be located in Brown County's Research and Innovation Park and is a collaborative community effort to support science and engineering programs at UWGB.

The initiative aims to address the skill gap for scientists and engineers in our region by engaging youth to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through innovative teaching methods that encourage them to pursue careers in these fields. 

Supporting science and engineering programs at UWGB is crucial to the economic health of the manufacturing sector in Northeastern Wisconsin. 

The goal is to create an environment of collaboration between students and professionals as they work together to build upon our existing strengths in industries such as paper and food processing, resource recovery, water stewardship, and health care systems. 

This new STEM Innovation Center will also help launch Brown County’s Research and Innovation Park and position the Northeastern Wisconsin economy for continued success in the future.