1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Hundreds of UW-Stout students display research at STEMM Expo

    Photo of Aryas Dodge, a mechanical engineering major, explaining his research project at the STEMM Student Expo Dec. 14, 2017, at UW-Stout.

    Some University of Wisconsin-Stout students may well have taken the first steps toward finding a way to turn whey, largely a dairy waste product, into ethanol to make vodka. Students searched Sweetland Dairy Farm in rural Menomonie to find a wild yeast that would ferment whey to ethanol. They used research techniques to take swabs […]

  4. Employment rate for UW-Stout graduates hits 98.2 percent

    Photo of Jalen Hendley, a computer science-game design major from Flossmoor, Ill., visiting with a recruiter at a 2017 Career Conference. / UW-Stout photo by Brett Roseman

    New graduates of University of Wisconsin-Stout enjoyed even greater success in the job market than last year, according to a new employment report announced Thursday, Feb. 8, by Chancellor Bob Meyer. The 2016-17 Annual Employment Report prepared by the Career Services office showed 98.2 percent of the 1,593 graduates were employed or were furthering their education within […]

  5. UW-Stout receives national cybersecurity designation

    Photo of UW-Stout students Pierce Lannue, left, and Stephen Felton, who are working in a computer networking and information technology lab in October in Fryklund Hall. UW-Stout has been named a national Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

    The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security want to ensure that the United States is prepared to defend itself from cybersecurity threats, one reason they support the Centers of Academic Excellence throughout the country. University of Wisconsin-Stout, officially, is on board. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, four UW-Stout representatives accepted the university’s new […]

  6. Students in UW-Stout LAKES program present research in Menomonie, Chetek

    Photo of UW-Stout biology instructor Arthur Kneeland, left, working with LAKES REU students Elise Martinez, center, and Sarah Mack in a university lab. They are growing corn and other plants in sediment taken from a local waterway.

    Menomonie, Wis. — New studies on the Red Cedar River watershed, including Lake Menomin, Tainter Lake and the Chetek chain of lakes, were presented in forums in Menomonie and Chetek in early August. Thirteen university students from around the U.S. explained their summer research to the public at the Raw Deal restaurant in Menomonie and […]

  7. Positive STEPS: Andersen engineering manager, UW-Stout ’02 grad, sets example for girls

    Kari Berthiaume helps STEPS for Girls participants with their robot projects in an engineering lab at UW-Stout.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a group of 10 girls in teal T-shirts assembled robots in a University of Wisconsin-Stout lab, Kari Berthiaume thought back to when she was in middle school. “I wish I had the opportunity to do something like this when I was that age. It’s a key time for them to explore […]

  8. UW-Stout classes mentor middle-schoolers at Ojibwe School in Hayward

    UW-Stout student Skylar Kitchner leads a career and education development activity with LCO sixth-graders.

    Stepping into classrooms at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Hayward this spring and seeing bright, eager-to-learn children brought back many childhood memories for Noelle Metoxen. “It reminded me of my grade school with the small classes, like how I grew up in tribal school,” said Metoxen, a member of the Oneida tribe who […]

  9. UW-Stout food packaging, virtual reality projects earn state recognition

    UW-Stout graduate student Pratigya Thapaliya presented research at the WiSys innovation symposium on creating antimicrobial packaging for cheese.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Two projects with very different research goals — one to inhibit mold growth on packaged cheese and the other to create a virtual reality experience with art — have brought state recognition to University of Wisconsin-Stout students. At the WiSys annual innovation symposium, WSTS, held in July at UW-Platteville, graduate student Pratigya […]

  10. Print ready: UW-Stout students, staff help Boy Scouts earn graphic arts merit badges

    Students in the Graphic Communications major worked with multiple boy scout troops in the labs within the Communication Technologies building. On this day, the boy scouts created books from start to finish, and screen printed their own t-shirts. The boy scouts all earned their Graphic Arts Merit Badge for participating and completing the projects. The event took place at UW-Stout on Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Menomonie, Wis. — A group of young men recently inched closer to living out the imperative that guides them and has guided other young men like them for more than a century: be prepared. The Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America brought 13 boys from seven troops to University of Wisconsin-Stout’s graphic […]