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UW-Stout has earned a reputation for high-impact, transdisciplinary applied research that strengthens faculty and staff expertise and empowers students through real-world applications with industry and community partners.

Faculty, staff and students engage in applied, theoretical and creative research activities that advance knowledge and invention, and produce new works of literature, music, entertainment, and fine arts. 

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The National Science Foundation funds research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. UW-Stout has recently hosted two REU programs. In 2016 and 2017, the Robotics for Assistive Technology REU project sought to improve the technology that enables robotics to enhance our daily lives. From 2014 to 2019, The LAKES-REU project has researched the root causes and vialble solutions to phosphorus pollution in our watersheds.

Student Research

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Students pitch business ideas to Cabot Executive in Residence

Kaylyn Kubishak started her business EDiT.APPAREL last summer, taking second-hand clothing for men and women and upcycling it to a more modern fashion.

Discovery Center Fab Lab open house planned Sept. 24

Senior Spencer Davidsz loves seeing his accessory ideas for an animation conference costume come to life in the Discovery Center Fab Lab at UW-Stout

Math major catches a wave with U.S. election research

Politicians know that if they catch a wave, they could be “sittin’ on top of the world,” as the old Beach Boys surfing song goes.

Faculty Research

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Researchers identify mechanisms of blood vessel preservation in a T. rex dinosaur

Researchers from five institutions have opened a new door in the world of paleontology with a study on the fossilized bones of dinosaurs.

Professor’s book traces history of African-Americans and First Amendment rights

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that segregated schools were illegal, a decision that helped fuel civil rights changes.

Restorative justice expert to speak at criminal justice conference

An expert in restorative justice will be the keynote speaker at the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Conference set for Tuesday, Oct. 29, at UW-Stout.