What is Future Problem Solving (FPS)?

 

We are a nonprofit educational program for K-12 students and adults. Founded in 1974 by Dr. E. Paul Torrance, our goal is to inspire creativity and encourage the development of a positive vision for the future.

 

Through participation in FPS students:

  • Develop and enhance creative and critical thinking abilities

  • Increase global awareness of and interest in the future

  • Learn and apply problem-solving strategies

  • Develop teamwork skills

  • Improve oral and written communication

  • Exercise critical and analytical thought

  • Extend perceptions of the real world

  • Explore  and problem solve complex societal issues

  • Develop, utilize and improve research techniques

Click to hear what students and teachers say about the value of FPS in their lives!

We teach students how to think, not what to think!

WHAT'S NEW?

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS!

The annual FPS International Conference was held virtually June 9-14.  We're so proud of all Wisconsin's participants! Special congratulations go to the following students who received awards for their performances:

GIPS TEAM COMPETITION

Madison West High School, coach Kris Bauer

  • Senior Division 3rd Place: Mirra Blehert, Raia Ottenheimer, Michael Noguera, Anna Poi

GIPS INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

Kromrey Middle School, Middleton, coach Ruth Frawley

  • Middle Division 5th Place: Nethan Kaluarachchi,

SCENARIO WRITING COMPETITION AT IC

Indian Mound Middle School McFarland, coach Mary Donagan

  • Middle Division 3rd Place: Kate Mischnick

  • Middle Division 6th Place: Allie VanHorn

SCENARIO WRITING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 

Hudson High School

  • Senior Division 5th place: Julia Ginsbach, coach Stephen Kennedy 

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A HUGE THANK YOU!

Our deepest thanks to Alpha Delta Kappa who provided a generous $500 grant.  Their contribution will help us continue to offer programming to many students throughout Wisconsin.  

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NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Please note that Wisconsin FPS has a new email address:

lynn.wisfps@gmail.com

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Become an Evaluator

Helping to provide feedback to students is a way to give to our program. Adult evaluators may be FPS coaches, other teachers, parents or any interested individual.  Senior division students in grades 10-12 who have been on a GIPS team for at least 2 years may also evaluate.  Click on our "Evaluation" page for more information or click on the  button below.

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FPS Alumni -- Please Keep in Touch!

We continue to make a concerted effort to get in touch with as many Wisconsin FPS alumni as possible.  Click here  for the alumni page.

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Amazon Smile

Remember, you can help support our program with your purchases on Amazon. Amazon will donate to us every time you shop.  Here’s what to do:

 

  • Go to smile.amazon.com

  • At the right, under the sign-in box, click create an account

  • Register with your name, email, and a password

  • Click on “create an account”

  • To select your charity/organization, go to the box that says “pick your own” and enter Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc.

  • There will be a list of MANY FPSPI, Incs (state and country affiliates) so be sure to click on the one that says "Middleton, WI.

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Alumni
Future Problem Solving Program Internati

Click on the logo above to access Future Problem Solving International

Please help

Wisconsin FPS

weather the COVID

19 challenge with

your donations today!

Click the button above to find out more and to donate!

THANK YOU

TO OUR LEGACY FUND'S POWER OF 100 DONORS!

 

* Orange Tree Imports

* Studio 924 Hair Design

* Wussow Chiropractic (yearly donor)

* Buttonwood Partners, Inc.

* Neuhauser Pharmacy

* HAIR

* Anonymous Donor

* Anonymous Donor

* Madcity Homes

* Sabine Hintze

* David & Amy Williamson

* Dan & Kathryn Olszewski 

* Jason & Sheri Fetting

* Alpha Delta Kappa-Delta Chapter

* Andy & Kristen Pethan

* Mary Hall

* Anonymous Donor

* Steven Entine

* Laurie Koenecke

* Kris and Tom Bauer

* Kitty Kocol

* Bill Hartje

* Lynn Buckmaster

* David Buerger

* Barbara Widder

* Kristen Tranmal

* Wenda Mincberg

* Heidi Pankoke

* Felix Beilin

* Sherry & Norm Malmon (yearly donors)

* Dan Jonovic

* Jennifer Hess

* Becky Stellmacher

* Dave Riley

* Ally Gundrum

* Naia Marten

* Fiona Nicolaisen

* Peter Putz

Evan Wolf

 

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"FPS helped me to develop critical thinking skills in middle school and high school that helped prepare me for engineering courses.  The process also contributed towards my involvement in extracurricular activities at college."

Dan Jonovic, Integration Engineer at Epic

Non Discrimination Policy
Wisconsin Future Problem Solving does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other trait. All participants are welcome in Wisconsin Future Problem Solving.