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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Great Northern CEO Davis sees students bring cosmetics packaging, design ideas to life

While watching UW-Stout students present packaging and graphic design ideas, CEO John Davis of Great Northern Corp. felt right at home.

High-tech eye in the sky will take a detailed look at ground contaminants

Researchers at UW-Stout will put a high-tech eye in the sky and develop a new tool to help stop and divert contaminants before they reach waterways.

Crop Per Drop project will use data science to dig into sandy soil irrigation issues

Chippewa Valley Bean, of Dunn County, is the world’s largest producer of dark red kidney beans.
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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