1. UW-Stout video production seniors shoot Western short ‘Ghosts of Gold Creek’ in Montana

    Photo of UW-Stout film crew

    Fourteen capstone movie trailers screened at School of Art and Design Senior Show in May  Traveling 1,200 miles from Menomonie to Anaconda, Mont., nine UW-Stout students recently hiked through snow-dusted mountain meadows, wooded gulches and streams to film a Western short. Loosely inspired by true events, the video production seniors’ capstone project “Ghosts of Gold Creek” is […]

  2. Sleep Number CEO, EC council president, honorary doctorate recipient provide inspirational send-off for 1,000+ UW-Stout graduates

    Photo of UW-Stout alumna Shelly Ibach, a 1981 graduate and now CEO of Sleep Number, speaking during commencement. / UW-Stout

    Celebratory smiles lit up the faces of 1,037 graduates as they crossed the stage to receive a higher education degree on May 4 from Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, UW-Stout. Along with their diplomas, they departed the three commencement ceremonies at Johnson Fieldhouse with inspirational advice from three alumni speakers, who have become corporate and community leaders, […]

  3. Career-building: UW-Stout award from Momentum West honors programs that help youth prepare for their futures

    Photo of Beth Hein, center, executive director of Educational Pathways and Outreach, and Chancellor Katherine Frank accepting UW-Stout’s award from Momentum West’s Steve Jahn. / UW-Stout

    With a 99% employment rate for bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates, UW-Stout is known for developing talent in multiple fields to support the economy of west-central Wisconsin and throughout the state. The university also invests heavily in the talent pipeline before students get to college, with numerous special programs to help youth begin considering in-demand […]

  4. Put to the test: UW-Stout engineering seniors working on 20+ yearlong, industry-sponsored projects

    Photo of Mechanical engineering students Deric McConnell and Grace Goodreid demonstrate a 3D printed prototype for their toy assembly system project in the Senior Design Experience course. / UW-Stout

    Students in the manufacturing, mechanical and computer and electrical engineering programs at UW-Stout are fully engaged in the lab-based — polytechnic — learning environment. It’s part of their bachelor’s degree experience from the get-go — doing more on day one. When they reach Senior Design Experience courses, however, the applied learning focus goes up a […]

  5. SkillsUSA brings more than 300 middle, high school students to UW-Stout for leadership, technical competitions

    Photo of a student team completing its robot in the Urban Search and Rescue event / UW-Stout

    Industry, educators work together to prepare young people for future careers, solve skills gap More than 300 students from 36 middle school and high schools across the state participated in the SkillsUSA Regional Competition at UW-Stout, gaining hands-on skills in leadership and technology to prepare for their future careers in industry and business. Students competed in 28 events […]

  6. Interdisciplinary innovation: UW-Stout professors’ wireless sensor network for crops receives $175,000 grant

    Photo of students from UW-Stout’s LAKES summer research program visiting a Dunn County Farm. / UW-Stout

    Social science/engineering project, funded by Universities of Wisconsin, aims to boost profitability of state’s small farms In a perfect world, farmers could wave a magic wand over their fields and get bigger and better crops, save money and energy, and help the environment. Professors at UW-Stout are developing a low-cost, wireless sensor network to monitor […]

  7. UW-River Falls Institute Helps Students Hit the Ground Running

    Photo of El Bartho (right) and Myah Eliason documenting curly leaf pondweed, an invasive aquatic species.

    For UW-Stout senior El Bartho, interning at the UW-River Falls Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) was the perfect way to determine what she wants to do after graduation. The Environmental Science major interned as a conservation technician in summer 2023, working on a pilot project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) St. Croix Wetland […]

  8. Crossing borders: UW-Stout students engineering new, clean water system for village in Ecuador

    Photo of UW-Stout students part of the university’s Engineers Without Borders chapter who traveled to a village in Ecuador to help build a clean water system. A return trip is planned in 2024 to continue the two-mile-long project. / Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders chapter

    After first visit in 2023, return trip planned in 2024 for second phase of two-mile-long mountainside project Residents of a village in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador are looking forward to having — for the first time — clean water, thanks to the skills and efforts of determined engineering students at UW-Stout. The students are […]

  9. UW-Stout’s STEM Fest welcomes Upward Bound students from six regional high schools

    Photo of Upward Bound students in UW-Stout biology lab. / UW-Stout

    Students’ hands-on experiences in biology, engineering labs show them what polytechnic degrees can offer About 40 high school students from six northwestern Wisconsin schools recently visited the University of Wisconsin-Stout to participate in hands-on workshops at STEM Fest. As participants in the Upward Bound program, the students have the opportunity to explore what colleges around […]

  10. UW-Stout interior design students help reimagine local teen group home, with safety and comfort in mind

    Photo of a mood board for the Positive Alternatives' remodel design by Sidney Franz, Jaid Havey, Riley Henk and Meghan Miller.

    Positive Alternatives to begin remodeling next spring, fundraiser Feb. 29 n just a few short months, with fresh coats of paint, a few walls removed to open communal spaces, and with safety and comfort in mind, a local nonprofit will unveil a new look with a more inviting, homier feel. The remodel has been three […]