Biology Department

Biology helps us understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, and what life is and how it functions.
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Biology is the study of living organisms. In order to understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, we need to understand what life is and how it functions.

In the 21st century, we have come to understand life at the molecular and cellular level to the point we can forever change life on earth. Advances in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics will revolutionize health care, the food we eat, improve our environment, and if we choose to, alter human life itself. We are also learning about the effects our species has on other species and the earth’s environment. 

Students in the Biology Lab at UW-Stout.

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Seven Students Attend Experimental Biology 2019

“Anyone can contribute to the larger project: understanding life.”
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New year begins with additions to STEM undergraduate programs

Current and prospective STEM students at UW-Stout have one new and one expanded undergraduate program to choose from as the 2018-2019 academic year begins.
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Science and Engineering

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University’s limnology center helps bring clear water back to region’s lakes

From left, intern Heidi Lieffort, CLRR Director Bill James and CLRR Manager Mai Lia Vang sample water from Horse Creek in Polk County.

Lab-based courses help engineering graduate overcome fears, learning disability

When he was in elementary and middle school, William Kunkel struggled with his grades. In high school, he simply decided "school wasn't for me."

Physics professor's passion for teaching honored with UW System Excellence Award

After more than 20 years, Professor Laura McCullough’s motivation when she enters the classroom at UW-Stout hasn’t changed.
Our program is close-knit. I got to know my professors and my peers.
Mai Lia Vang B.S. Environmental Science
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