UW-Stevens Point student Capstone projects to be presented on May 7
For the City Times
PORTAGE COUNTY – The spring 2020 UW-Stevens Point student Capstone projects will be presented on May 7, via Zoom.
The Natural Resource Planning (NRP) Capstone Course at UW-Stevens Point provides students with the opportunity to practice core skills and competencies for planning careers, by applying those skills in a real-world, client-focused setting.
The spring 2020 capstone experience addressed planning, development, and design issues in Portage County, as highlighted by the Portage County Prosperity 2040 collaborative planning effort. Key partners in that effort include the Portage County Business Council and several local government entities: City of Stevens Point, Village of Plover, and Portage County. The Portage County Towns Association was also a partner in the project.
The projects will be presented on May 7, starting at 3:30 pm; to join, visit https://uwsp.zoom.us/j/794847293?pwd=TTFBYWJEd1RSdnAwb0s1aHRLajZuZz09, with the password 433884.
Portage County Prosperity 2040 identified seven key issues “that our community must address head-on to be a great place to live and work for future generations.” The NRP capstone projects focus on: protecting and diversifying funding for infrastructure – especially roads – and attracting and retaining young people and young families. The course consisted of two 6 or 7 person teams, each addressing one of these topics.