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The percent of Paper Science and Engineering graduates who find employment in their field after graduation.
The annual amount of scholarship funds available to Paper Science and Engineering students.
The year the Paper Science and Engineering major became ABET accredited.
The year the Chemical Engineering major became Abet accredited


Karyn Biasca was born and raised in southern California, but considers Wisconsin her true home. She is currently a professor and chair of the Paper Science and Engineering Department.

Prepare for a great career!

Paper Science and Chemical Engineering at UW-Stevens Point

The academic programs in the Paper Science and Chemical Engineering Department will prepare you to make a difference in the manufacturing industries. You will learn to use your skills in math and science to solve complex engineering problems and work effectively with a team. Your projects may include energy reduction opportunities, reducing water use, and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of large scale industrial processes.

Hands-on experiences
Faculty members provide career guidance inside and outside the classroom through professional and extracurricular activities. These activities include:
  • touring industrial manufacturing facilities;
  • undergraduate research;
  • industrial internships;
  • participating in professional organizations;
  • attending professional meetings and seminars; and
  • working with our own coating and laminating machine and the world’s fastest student-run paper machine in our process engineering laboratory.
Graduates find jobs
Students have career opportunities in Wisconsin, across the country and around the world. About 50% of our graduates stay in Wisconsin. Many work in other countries. The map below shows where our alumni are!

Employers hire our graduates because they:
  • have a sound background in fundamental science and engineering principles;
  • understand related issues such as environmental protection, occupational health and safety, resource management and appropriate business skills;
  • are well-rounded professionals in terms of teamwork, communication and problem solving; and
  • have developed life-long learning skills and abilities.
Interested in the Chemical Engineering and/or Paper Science and Engineering programs? Email for more information and tour opportunities! We'd love to have you visit!

​​PS&E Academic Advisory Committee Meeting & Senior Design Presentations


Join us for this year's Senior Design Project Presentations and learn about what is happening with our Department at the annual Academic Advisory Committee Meeting.  Visit the meeting webpage for more informaton.  ​