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.

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    Chippewa Moraine Ephermeral Ponds Project

    We are conducting a five-year study of 57 ephemeral ponds within Wisconsin's Chippewa Moraine.

    Science and Engineering

    All Science and Engineering News

    Record amount in scholarships awarded to 420 students

    Stout University Foundation has awarded a record amount in scholarships, including 16 new awards, to students at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

    Wis. Science Festival: Area students explore STEM fields Oct. 12

    High school and middle school students from the region will have the opportunity Friday, Oct. 12, to explore what they might want to do for a career.

    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.