UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Science and Technology Innovation Center will be a new type of facility which will provide immersive high-impact learning experiences for our students and support productive collaborations with regional and Wisconsin businesses.
This proposed new facility is critical to addressing outdated science facilities and ensuring UW-River Falls is able to effectively educate students by providing an affordable and high-quality education, by increasing undergraduate research opportunities, and by meeting industry demand in Wisconsin’s high growth industries. The facility will have an impact on the entire campus, serving students from a wide range of majors.
The case for SciTech on the UW-River Falls campus is not about a building – it’s about the future…possibilities, engagement and growth…opportunities for students, faculty, staff…viability and vitality for communities, businesses and the Western Wisconsin region.
UW-River Falls seeks support from the State of Wisconsin for the facilities needed to support economic growth in STEM fields.
Nearly 60 percent of UWRF students take at least one lab course. The facility will play a vital role in supporting economic growth in this region of the state (not just Madison/Milwaukee) and will be of value to the development of regional businesses by fostering collaboration with faculty/students and providing an innovation space, thus reinforcing our role in the Wisconsin talent pipeline.
The new facility will offer a UW-River Falls/Business Innovation Collaboration Space to support internships and incubation of joint university-business projects.