Milwaukee Strives to Educate a New Kind of Water-Industry Boom Town

Kevin J. Miyazaki, Redux

A scientist aboard the "Neeskay," the research vessel of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, collects samples from Lake Michigan. The region aims to be the Silicon Valley of water-related research, and to bring more students to higher education in the process.
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Drive north here along Lincoln Memorial Drive, and Lake Michigan soon comes into full view. The lake, on a sunny and cloudless day, is a spectacular hue of blue that stretches for miles.

Water is not just a pretty backdrop and source of recreation...

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