New engineering building will enhance UW-S

THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SHEBOYGAN continues to be a viable and attractive option for local students looking to begin or further their higher education.

That will become even more true with the groundbreaking this summer for a new $1.4 million, 7,000-square foot engineering building on the Sheboygan campus.

The new building will enable UW-Sheboygan students, through a collaboration with UWPlatteville, to complete a four-year bachelor of science degree in engineering right here at home.

That’s a terrific new opportunity both for students, faced with the daunting challenge of the ever-increasing costs of four years of college, and the local economy, faced with the continuing challenge of meeting the need for engineers and other well-trained employees.

Along with the collaboration between UW-Sheboygan and UWPlatteville, the new engineering building will be another example of the ongoing positive collaboration between the public and private sectors that benefits the university and its students.

It will be the third new building on the UW-Sheboygan campus in the space of a decade, all of which have been the result of the state and county working together with the private sector, through the efforts of the UWSheboygan Foundation, to enhance the educational efforts of the university.

The first instance came in 2004 with the construction of the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Science Building, followed by the construction in

2007 of the ACUITY Technology Center.

Once again, local businesses and individuals have stepped up to provide major funding for the new engineering building, augmenting the financial support of Sheboygan County to make the new buildings – and the educational opportunities they support and enhance – possible.

Local business and industry recognize that they have much to gain from such collaborations and have generously stepped up to support them.

They are all too aware of the growing need for trained and capable professionals to support their economic stability and future growth. They can see the benefits of training those needed people locally, with the hope of keeping those trained professionals right here in Sheboygan County where they’re needed. They recognize the positive impact of making that education more affordable by all by making it available right here.

Whether it’s new buildings on the UW-Sheboygan campus or collaborative efforts on local high school campuses – like the Lakeshore Technical College-Plymouth Science and Technology at Plymouth High School, the proposed Food Science and Agriculture Center at Plymouth High School, or the proposed greenhouse at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School – we’re proving time and again here in Sheboygan County that the public and private sectors can work together to enhance the educational opportunities and the future for all our young people.

At issue:
UW-S engineering building
Bottom line:
Another great collaboration


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