1. UW-Stout helping to address statewide shortage of special education teachers

    Photo of Nick Grunseth, , an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

    UW-Stout is helping to address a statewide shortage of special education teachers. An alternative certification program has trained a dozen new teachers to date. One of those new teachers is Nick Grunseth, an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

  2. UW-Stout professor lead author of groundbreaking study on T. rex dinosaur

    Photo of a T. rex dinosaur skeleton

    A groundbreaking study led by UW-Stout materials scientist Elizabeth Boatman explains how, after 66 million years, blood vessels are preserved in the fossil of a T.rex dinosaur displayed at the Smithsonian. Microscopic research on a leg bone sample conducted by five institutions across the U.S. proves that fossils can help unlock secrets to how the […]

  3. U.S. cheese safety, marketing could benefit from UW-Stout research project

    Photo of graduate student Emily Lehmann and Assistant Professor Taejo Kim, who are researching whether some natural cheeses have greater antimicrobial properties against food-borne pathogens like listeria when stored at room temperature.

    The U.S. cheese industry could benefit from a UW-Stout food science project, which won the WiSys Quick Pitch competition this summer. Graduate student Emily Lehmann with Assistant Professor Taejo Kim are researching whether some natural cheeses have greater antimicrobial properties against food-borne pathogens like listeria when stored at room temperature. If so, this could be […]

  4. UW-Stout engineering students help automate box frame production

    Photo of UW-Stout engineering students who are using their knowledge to benefit workers in Wisconsin

    UW-Stout School of Engineering students are using their knowledge to benefit workers in Wisconsin. Students built a system to help automate bed box frame production at the Career Development Center in Eau Claire. The system boosts production, improves safety, and helps workers learn new skills. Manufacturing engineering major Alex Kowalczyk said, “It feels great knowing […]

  5. UW-Stout graduate, veteran ready to move on, embrace new challenges

    Photo of Brent Coulthart

    Brent Coulthart inspired other veterans and students when he graduated May 4 from UW-Stout. Out of money, he dropped out of college a decade ago in Minnesota, then served five years in the Marines as a helicopter mechanic. Using military and disabled veteran benefits, he returned to school and overcame dyslexia with on-campus support to […]

  6. UW-Stout undergraduate receives national award from Men in Education Network

    Photo of UW-Stout undergraduate Dylan Lubs, who recently became the first-ever undergraduate to receive the Men in Education award from the National Association for Education of Young Children.

    UW-Stout’s Dylan Lubs recently became the first-ever undergraduate to receive the Men in Education award from the National Association for Education of Young Children. This early childhood education major from Chippewa Falls conducted research with Professor Jill Klefstad about male early childhood educators and was part of a faculty-led study experience in Nepal. Read the […]

  7. UW-Stout, Mabel Tainter create new Red Cedar Film Festival

    Photo of UW-Stout students in a summer cinema course.

    UW-Stout has collaborated with the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts to create the Red Cedar Film Festival in Menomonie, which will debut in July. The downtown festival venues will include UW-Stout’s historic Harvey Hall Theatre and involve university students majoring in entertainment design and video production. Organizers hope the festival gives an economic boost to the […]

  8. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  9. UW-Stout students researching cyanobacteria in Red Cedar watershed

    Photo of UW-Stout LAKES REU students helping to weed a rain garden on the shores of Lake Menomin in Menomonie. The eight-week program studies issues related to cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, in the Red Cedar watershed and how the compromised water quality affects the area.

    Naomi Albert, a UW-Stevens Point senior majoring in natural resource planning, enjoys the interdisciplinary approach LAKES REU offers to trying to solve environmental problems. Albert is one of eight college students from around the U.S. who took part in LAKES, a summer research experience for undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. The eight-week program studies […]

  10. Six UW-Stout students are university’s first mechanical engineering graduates

    Photo of the six students who are the first UW-Stout mechanical engineer graduates, left to right, Steve Dillon, Jamison Noye, Ryan Monroe, Zachary Johnson, David Zalusky and Kevin Larson.

    When he was a teenager growing up in Farmington, Minn., Ryan Monroe loved working with BMX bicycles and found he had a knack for fixing them and optimizing them to improve the ride. After earning an Associate of Arts degree at Inver Hills Community College and then attending Minnesota State College in Mankato for a […]