Evinrude Supports Wisconsin Students’ Environmental Research


Evinrude, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, has awarded two BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships.

The US $5,000 ‘fellowships’ were presented to Brennan Dow and Christopher Suchocki to support their school tuition.

Dow’s research focuses on ecosystem improvement through detailed local underwater mapping, while Suchoki is researching new ways to rehabilitate natural fisheries by reducing the pressures on wild fish populations.

BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowship Recipient, Brennan Dow
BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowship Recipient, Brennan Dow

Evinrude awards the fellowships to students conducting exception research that could help protect and preserve the environment.

“We are pleased to assist these two bright students in their important research efforts,” says Krista Sparkes, Vice President, Sales North America, BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. “The work that Brennan and Christopher are undertaking will not only have a dramatic impact on the local environment, but will also help set the tone for future partnerships between researchers and ecologically-conscious companies like BRP.”

“The Evinrude engines provided to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences have delivered a cost-effective means for me to conduct my mapping project,” says award winner, Brennan Dow. “The fellowship funds will also be instrumental in allowing me to complete my research. I am very grateful for this opportunity and thankful for all BRP/Evinrude has done for the school.”

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee currently accommodates more than 27,000 students from 81 countries.