Jarvis Hall Science Wing

UW-Stout's Jarvis Hall Science Wing houses laboratories and classrooms for applied biochemistry, molecular biology, environmental science and applied science courses.
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Rajiv & Swati Lall Microbiology Lab

The Rajiv & Swati Lall Microbiology lab at UW-Stout houses General Microbiology and Proteomics courses. It is a Biosafety Level 2 lab, where students focus on using safe techniques to work on samples that may contain biohazards.

"Some of the instruments we use include spectrophotometers, centrifuges, electrophoresis units, and microscopes," explained Brittany Ciezki, donned in her lab coat and listening to Disney music. "One of the practices we perfect here is how to extract proteins from milk or crab shells."

The lab is named for generous community members and local business owners, Rajiv and Swati Lall. Through the Lall's support, UW-Stout students like Ciezki will become the next generation of microbiologists, scientists, and business leaders.

Cadaver Lab

Have you ever wondered what your body is made of, and how all of its parts fit together? 

The Jarvis Hall Science Wing Cadaver Lab — one of only two in west-central Wisconsin — allows students to examined male and female cadavers, the preserved, partially dissected bodies exposed except for the faces covered by white sheets. The Cadaver Lab is part of three core courses which build the foundation in anatomy, physiology, and pathology, in preparation for advanced anatomy, exercise physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, kinesiology, and biomechanics.

In the Cadaver lab, you'll get an inside look at human anatomy, from cells to tissues, to organs, to the entire body. You'll learn microscopy and staining techniques, use UW Stout’s extensive collection of histology samples and anatomical models. 

Biotechnology Lab

UW-Stout's Biotechnology Lab is a well-equipped, state-of-the-art teaching facility. Courses held in the lab include Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, Proteomics, and Aquatic Ecology and Management. Within the Biotechnology Lab, students, staff, and faculty conduct real-world, hands-on research projects in cellular and molecular biology. For example, Genetics students use genetic engineering tools to clone zebrafish genes for creating transgenic zebrafish to study human diseases.

Some of the instruments available in the lab are micropipettes, vortexers, centrifuges, water bath, PCR machines, real-time quantitative PCR instrument, NanoDrop spectrophotometers, gel electrophoresis equipment, Gel Doc, western blot imaging system, inverted microscope, biological safety cabinet, and CO2-controlled tissue culture incubators. Visiting students from local middle schools and high schools have also gained valuable experience using scientific laboratory tools and techniques. The lab is open for use outside of scheduled class hours to those with current training.

Math Teaching & Learning Center

The Math Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is where UW-Stout students learn basic math skills in a people-oriented, technology-enhanced environment. Known as the Math TLC, Math 10 (Basic Algebra) and Math 90 (Intermediate Algebra) classes are held here with additional tutoring support after each class session. Teachers start daily classroom sessions with a short lecture, then students begin online homework assignments with help from teachers and specially trained peer tutors.

"There are about fifteen peer teaching assistants with three available every hour, and most hours a teacher is also available," said Teaching Assistant RJ Sobania."We teach and tutor about 275 students daily."

Students in Math 10 and 90 learn basic math skills in a people-oriented, technology-enhanced environment. Teachers start daily classroom sessions with a lecture/discussion, and then students begin online homework assignments. With help from teachers and specially trained peer teaching assistants, students complete daily homework and study for exams in the Math TLC.

Math Lab Rap Song
by Eknolege Maddnyce, aka Marvin Ealy
Graduate of Math 10 and Math 90

Jarvis Hall Greenhouse

Conveniently located atop Jarvis Hall is a modern greenhouse complex that allows faculty and students to conduct simultaneous experiments requiring different growth environments. The UW-Stout greenhouse is designed to function as a living laboratory for the Department of Biology courses, as well as research space for graduate students.