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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Getting behind their teams: Beatty sisters balancing love for gymnastics, sled dogs, science

For the last four years, seniors Carlie and Chloe Beatty have been all in as they lead, flip, cheer on and support the Blue Devil gymnastics team.
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Three professors recognized by national, state organizations

Three professors from UW-Stout recently have been recognized for their expertise by national and state organizations.
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Students develop solution for waste management, look to bridge rift between science and religion

More than 300 students present research across variety of fields at STEMM Student Expo
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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