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

    Retired instructor receives honorary doctorate at commencement exercises

    University of Wisconsin-Stout awarded an honorary doctorate degree to a former instructor during commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 15.

    What color is time? Find out Dec. 13 at the STEMM Expo

    What is the color of time? Could a snowplow be run by remote control? What do the microscopic structures of mushrooms look like?

    A successful and enduring relationship – Greenheck and UW-Stout

    Within a two-hour drive of UW-Stout is the corporate headquarters of the nation’s leading manufacturer of nonresidential air movement equipment.