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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High impact: Assistant Professor Wheeler helps unlock a key to energy-efficient skyscrapers Featured Image

High impact: Assistant Professor Wheeler helps unlock a key to energy-efficient skyscrapers

Skycrapers can be made more energy efficient through the addition of thermally efficient photovoltaic — PV — windows, according to an analysis by researchers.
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Environmental science student Nguyen gains lab experience through Freshwater Collaborative

Through the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, An Nguyen completed an internship this past summer with other UW System students.
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Near record number of employers recruiting at Career Conference

At UW-Stout’s semiannual Career Conferences, hundreds of employers from across the state, Midwest and country are the norm.
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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