Our papermaking courses for industry professionals feature expert instruction and hands-on practice on pilot-scale equipment for enhanced learner experience. 

Papermaking Course Calendar and Registration

 Register now for the best rate with the early registration discount.

View 2020 course details and register online. Register early to save with early-bird discount! Additional savings for TAPPI members. These courses are held at UW-Stevens Point and feature expert instruction along with hands-on experience on the university's pilot equipment. Upcoming courses include:


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Lindsey Hoffman checks settings on the UW-Stevens Point pilot paper machine during the hands-on segment of a WIST short course in papermaking additives. Lindsey is the laboratory and papermaking project specialist at WIST. She oversees the work performed on the pilot paper machine and the paper testing provided by the institute. She also coordinates student and contract work, along with providing support for the paper science and engineering undergraduate program. Lindsey graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in paper science and engineering and a minor in chemistry.

Pilot Paper Plant is outstanding educational and lab services asset
WIST operates a Fourdrinier pilot paper machine on the UW-Stevens Point campus. The machine is an important asset for the university's paper science and engineering program, with students benefitting from the hands-on experience. It is also used in WIST's hands-on courses in papermaking. The machine is managed by WIST's Laboratory Services Division, which performs contract services for industry. Revenue earned from contract runs on the machine supports student learning, equipment maintenance and upgrades, and WIST research and development.