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Joseph Frederickson is the new director of the Weis Earth Science Museum on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus.

He will begin his new role on July 15, replacing Scott Mikulic who served as interim director.

Frederickson earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from UW-Milwaukee, a master’s degree in geology from Temple University, and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Oklahoma.

He is the founder/manager of Oklahoma Educators Evolve!, an outreach and educational organization that trains science teachers across five states through field and museum-based geology experiences. He most recently served as an assistant professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Frederickson comes to the Fox campus with significant museum experience in curating, collections management and exhibit development from multiple museums, including the Sam Noble Museum, Southwestern Oklahoma State Natural History Collections and the Utah Museum of Natural History.

He is an accomplished grant writer, researcher and presenter, as well as having a strong background in financial/administrative management.

The Weis Earth Science Museum–the official mineralogical museum of  Wisconsin–is open daily, except during national and campus holidays. For more information call (920) 832-2925.

Museum hours are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is located 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, on the UW-Fox Valley campus.

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