Programs and Partnerships
UW Oshkosh’s College of Letters and Science collaborates with other universities and the community to offer additional educational offerings.
Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP)
Through CAPP, high school students have the opportunity to earn college credits in selected courses taught by University-approved high school instructors, providing them a jump start on a college career. Learn more
Collaborative Language Program (CLP)
The Collaborative Language Program shares language instruction within the UW System through shared resources and distance education to learners on college and university campuses.Learn more
Environmental Research & Innovation Center (ERIC)
The Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh serves as a research and testing center for environmental health professionals, and industries looking to evaluate materials for biogas potential. In addition, staff and students conduct a variety of customized research projects focused on sustainability and environmental management. Learn more.
Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA)
NEW ERA is an alliance that fosters regional collaboration among the public colleges and universities in the New North to better serve the educational needs of the 1.2 million people who live and work in northeast Wisconsin.
New North, Inc. is a nonprofit, regional marketing and economic development organization fostering collaboration among private and public sector leaders throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin (the New North region). New North is a regional partner to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the State of Wisconsin, as well as local economic development partners and represents more than 100 private investors. Its mission is to harness and promote the region’s resources, talents, and creativity for the purposes of sustaining and growing our regional economy.
The mission of UW Oshkosh STEM Outreach is to integrate the STEM efforts on campus to community and school-based programs and initiatives. We offer informal educational opportunities for students in grades K-12 to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. We also provide professional development for teachers to assist them in delivering current and accurate scienti c information to their students. Learn more
Viessmann Group – UW Oshkosh Partnership
Through the partnership of UW Oshkosh and the global energy-systems leader, the Viessmann Group of Allendorf, Germany, the College of Letters and Science and the College of Business provide unparalleled educational opportunities for developing student expertise at the crossroads of science, sustainability, and private/public partnerships.
The collaboration of Viessmann with the College of Letters and Science and the College of Business has nurtured a surge in energy research and development in northeastern Wisconsin, including the first-ever industrial scale dry fermentation anaerobic biodigester in the Americas, a wet digester plant and public education center at Rosendale Dairy, and a first-of-a-kind smaller “Titan 55” digester at the family-owned Allen Farm.
The Viessmann Endowed Chair in Sustainable Technology allows UW Oshkosh to play a visionary and international academic leadership role in renewable energy technologies. In 2013, Dr. Greg Kleinheinz was named the first Viessmann Chair. Learn more
Opportunities for students:
Students and faculty collaborate in the operation of the state-of-the-art biogas plants and learning laboratories and study how best to maximize their methane production at the UW Oshkosh’s Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC).
The Viessmann Academy Seminar in Sustainability is part of a two-week study abroad trip to Germany. During the first week, student experience German culture and history with visits to the Bundestag, the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Straße, the Brandenburg Gate, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and many other historical sites. In 2018, we will add a visit to Viessmann Digital, the Berlin-based offices of the latest Viessmann strategic initiative.
During the second week, spent at the Viessmann headquarters in Allendorf, Germany, UW Oshkosh students learn about the Viessmann group’s history and sustainability initiatives through tours and lectures and participate in a three-day Design Thinking Workshop.
The Design Thinking Workshop brings together UW Oshkosh students from COLS and COB and German students studying business and engineering in teams, with trained facilitators, to design a new product or service for Viessmann than enables sustainable living using Viessmann’s energy systems and the new power of digitalization.
The Design Thinking process captures the experience and knowledge of people from diverse backgrounds and is the current “best practice” for innovation and entrepreneurship. The Viessmann Academy Seminar in Sustainability provides UW Oshkosh students of all backgrounds with the opportunity to experience the Design Thinking process and build skills and experiences valued by many potential employers.
The Viessmann Group also provides support for UW Oshkosh student’s travel (airfare), making this study abroad trip particularly affordable. Learn more.
The Viessman Internship, in which UW Oshkosh students intern at Viessmann headquarters in Allendorf, Germany, for eight weeks during the summer. Immersed in operations and partnered with German interns, students gain an in-depth understanding of both business operations and local culture. Learn more.
UW System Partnerships
This 14-course, online master’s program on Sustainable Management adopts a current, cutting-edge curriculum developed by faculty from five University of Wisconsin System campuses (UW Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, UW-Stout and UW-Superior) with input from industry professionals to ensure that our learning objectives are current and valuable to future employers. Learn more
UW Data Science Program
The University of Wisconsin Data Science program is a 12-course, 36-credit online master’s degree in the fast-growing field of data science. A collaborative partnership of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and six University of Wisconsin campuses—UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior—the program is the first online master’s degree in data science offered in the UW System. Learn more
UW System Women & Science Program
The mission of the Women and Science Program, housed on the UW Oshkosh campus, is to attract and retain more women and minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by promoting systematic changes in the ways that science and science education are regarded and carried out within the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin community and beyond. In particular, the program seeks to increase faculty expertise in inclusive and student-centered pedagogy and to promote campus & classroom climates that attract and retain women and minority students in STEM disciplines. Learn more