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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. 

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Student Research

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Art, design skills on display at students’ Senior Show

What does the future hold in interior design, graphic design, entertainment design, consumer product design and more?

Students create product photos, videos for Mall of America cheese shop

University of Wisconsin-Stout junior Annie Solsaa grabbed her phone and pulled up an online photo of cheese curds that her class had taken for Rybicki Cheese in

Technology education students build robots, compete for bragging rights

Simple, strong and speedy could well have been the mantra of one robot created by University of Wisconsin-Stout students as their bot, named Scorpion, survived

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Food and nutrition professor encourages healthy eating on a budget

Homeless and unemployed, Nichole Manson of Menomonie finally realized she needed to start the road to recovery.

Twin brothers, scientists advance photovoltaic windows

Just over a year ago now, University of Wisconsin-Stout Assistant Professor Vincent Wheeler stopped in Denver to visit his twin brother, Lance.

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.