Friday, April 12, 2013

The Capital of Water...Milwaukee Overview

 Quoting from the March 27th online and April 15th print versions of Forbes from the Milwaukee overview article by Joann Muller:

"The schools listened. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee created the School of Freshwater Sciences, the only graduate program of its kind in the country. Another UW campus, in Whitewater, introduced a minor concentration in water business.

With help from a National Science Foundation grant, Milwaukee created a collaborative research center that links together the research from UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University and six area businesses. In one lab at UWM researchers discovered how to manipulate heat and light to speed up the growth of yellow perch, increasing the food yield by 12 times. An Indiana fish-farming company, Bell Aquaculture, invested $50 million on applying the technology."

Link to the online posting

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