More than 2000 students from nine different countries are at UW-La Crosse this week, showcasing their problem solving skills.
The Future Problem Solving Program International Conference began in 1974. Teams spend an entire year researching local and global issues and put together presentations on how they would tackle solving that issue. Thursday afternoon, students set up for their community problem solving fair which will be open to the public.
"Most of the time when you watch the news you become a little concerned," FPSPIC Interim Executive Director April Dennis said. "If you were to walk around the community problem solving fair on Friday night, I think all of your concerns will be put by the wayside because these students are equipped with skills and talents and passions to solve the problems of not only today but also tomorrow."
Other projects will focus heavily on criminal justice problem solving. Awards for several different areas of competition will be given on Sunday June 10.
The community problem solving fair starts at 7:30pm at the UW-La Crosse's Rec Center on Friday June 8.