Madison – Today, State Senator Tim Carpenter (D–Milwaukee) hailed the groundbreaking of the new home of the University of Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences as a great and important addition to Milwaukee.
“For many years I have been excited at the prospect of the jobs this school will bring to the area, and I have been impressed with the dedication of the University to bring the school to fruition. As the Wisconsin legislature continues to tackle issues of public health and other freshwater issues, this school will be an invaluable resource,” said Carpenter.
Senator Carpenter was an early advocate of locating the school in Milwaukee, and worked to achieve state budgetary assistance for this project.
“This will be the first graduate school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater. This research and educational facility will help serve as a hub for the different disciplines which are impacted by freshwater. Having this important facility in Milwaukee is especially appropriate, as we sit at the edge of the Great Lakes, which are the largest freshwater system on the Earth’s surface,” said Senator Carpenter.
For more information about the School of Freshwater Sciences and to track the progress of the new 100,000 square foot facility, you can visit their website at: http://www4.uwm.edu/freshwater/