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

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    Wisconsin Science Olympiad students love challenge, fun of learning

    Building a ping pong ball catapult with six drinking straws, three rubber bands and duct tape in 35 minutes proved to be a formidable but fun task for many of t

    Wisconsin Science Olympiad returns to campus March 15-16

    Approximately 90 high school and middle school teams have qualified for the Wisconsin Science Olympiad tournament Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at UW-Stout.

    Professor receives UW System grant to research software security

    A professor from UW-Stout has received a prestigious UW System grant to conduct research on a growing worldwide issue, software security.