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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

For a quick video overview of our program, click here 

WHAT'S NEW?

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2024 State Bowl 

The 42nd Wisconsin State Bowl was held in person at the Green Lake Conference Center April 18-20.  Find a list of all winners here!

 

 

 

 

Click below for a short video of the Bowl!

  

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A HUGE THANK YOU!

Our deepest thanks to Alpha Delta Kappa who provided a generous $1000 grant.  Their contribution will help us continue to offer programming to many students throughout Wisconsin.  

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2023-24 TOPICS

 

Tourism  (Practice Problem #1)

Urbanization  (Practice Problem #2) 

Antarctica  (Qualifying Problem)

Autonomous Transportation  (State Bowl)

 

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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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Alumni

We teach students how to think,

not what to think!

Our Partner

WATG is dedicated to fostering a climate that allows each individual to reach their unique potential

watg.org

Future Problem Solving Program Internati

Click on the logo above to access Future Problem Solving International

"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

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               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.

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