UniverCity Year Marathon County

Located in north-central Wisconsin, Marathon county is a beautiful area that offers a blend of natural scenery and urban downtowns. Geographically Marathon is the largest county in Wisconsin, and is home to a growing 135,000 people.

Marathon county offers a variety of services and skills to the majority of central Wisconsin. They are known for their strong manufacturing base and also their growing and primary health care systems. They also are ranked number one for dairy production among Wisconsin’s counties.

Marathon County partnered with UCA 2020-2023 to increase their counties safety, health, and prosperity. They are focusing on improving areas like the environment, emergency medical services, diversity, economic development, and evidence based decision making.

  1. “Assessing Road Salt Practices across Wausau Metropolitan Area Municipalities.” Environmental Studies 402: Social Perspectives in Environmental Studies. Molly Schwebach.
  2. “Exploring options for road salt storage in Marathon County.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership in Engineering. Paige LaPoint and Greg Harrington.
  3. “Understanding environmental perceptions in the Fenwood Creek Watershed.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership in Engineering. Paige LaPoint and Greg Harrington.
  4. “Protecting land and water through public awareness and education.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership in Engineering. Paige LaPoint and Greg Harrington.
  5. “Assessing Marathon County riparian and wetland resources.” Environmental Studies 978: GIS for Environmental Observation & Informatics. Nathan Schulfer and Naomi Louchouarn.
  6. “Exploring data for the Marathon County Groundwater Protection Plan.” Environmental Studies 950: Environmental Monitoring Seminar. Sarah Graves and Nathan Schulfer.
  7. “Revising the Marathon County Groundwater Protection Plan.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership in Engineering. Paige LaPoint and Greg Harrington.
  1. “Evaluating and Improving ADA compliance in the Wausau Metro Area.” Independent student research.
  2. “Designing Roadway Improvements in downtown Wausau.”
    • “Rebuilding Grand Avenue from Thomas Street to Kickbusch Street in Wausau.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher.
    • “Rebuilding Washington Street from 1st Street to 6th Street in Wausau.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher.
    • “Reconstructing the intersection of Grand Avenue and Forest Street in Wausau.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher.
  3. “Planning for Bicycle Routes in Marathon County: Initial report.” Independent student research.
  1. “Addressing criminal case delays in Marathon County courts.” Independent student research. Law School.
  2. “Analyzing the Marathon County Criminal Justice Database Systems.” Independent student research. Law School.
  3. “Identifying Trauma intervention programming in elementary school children.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  4. “Identifying root causes of truancy in elementary school children.” Independent student research.
  5. “Measuring What Matters: Data-Driven Evaluation of Justice Programs.” Independent student research.
  6. “Evaluating Marathon County’s Drug Treatment Court.” Independent student research. School of Nursing.
  7. “Using evidence-based decision-making to evaluate the Marathon County Drug Treatment Court.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  8. “Assessing impacts of the Marathon County Start Right Program.” Independent research project. Barry Delin.
  9. “Evaluating process and outcomes of the Marathon County OWI Court.” Independent student research. Law School.
  10. “Evidence-based evaluation of the Marathon County OWI Court.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  11. “Clarifying goals of the Public Safety Assessment Tool (PSA) for Marathon Courts.” Independent research project. Cecelia Klingele.
  12. “Framing the evaluation of the Marathon County Safe Streets Treatment Option Program (SSTOP).” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  13. “Identifying and Meeting Needs for Transitional Sober Housing Services in Marathon County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  14. “Validating the Proxy Tool for Arrest Decisions in Marathon County.” Independent research project. Cecelia Klingele.
  1. “Reducing Racial and Socio-Economic Disparities in the Marathon County Justice System (MCJS).” Independent student research. UW-Madison Pro Bono Law Program.
  1. “Crafting a comprehensive EMS strategic plan for Marathon County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barb Duerst.
  2. “Developing a Technical Rescue Team for Marathon County.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership in Engineering. Paige LaPoint and Greg Harrington.