‘Hands-on Is All and Everything We Do’

A UW-Stout Photo Essay Collection: Faculty and students share their lab, studio and Stout Core experiences
September 22, 2023

When we ask our students why they chose UW-Stout, an overwhelming number of them say, “For the hands-on experience.” 

We are a university of hands-on learners, researchers, designers and doers. With three times as many labs and studios than traditional lecture halls, our students Do More on Day One. That’s what Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University is all about.

To see what we mean, join us on visual journies through our labs, studios and Stout Core experiences to discover why faculty and students are Stout Proud that "hands-on is all and everything we do."

PHOTO ESSAY: Two Classes Work with Children a World Apart

Discover what Sociology and Education students learn on location in Thailand and Cozumel
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PHOTO ESSAY: Protecting Your Digital Footprint

Discover what Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Computer Networking & Information Technology students do to prepare for competition success.
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PHOTO ESSAY: Stirring the Senses

Discover what Psychology students do in our Perceptions class.
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PHOTO ESSAY: An Un-Belize-able Venture into the Neotropics

Discover what Environmental & Conservation Science students do on location in Belize in our Natural History of the Neotropics class.
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PHOTO ESSAY: Get'cher Motor Runnin'

Discover what Mechanical Engineering students do on day one in their Machine Component Design class.
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PHOTO ESSAY: I See Trees of Green…

Discover what Environmental Science students do on day one in their Plants and People class.
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PHOTO ESSAY: Skeletons in the Closet

Discover what Applied Biochem & Molecular Biology; Applied Science; Dietetics; and Health, Wellness & Fitness students do on day one in Anatomy and Physiology.
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PHOTO ESSAY: How Do You Solve a Problem Like …

Discover what Manufacturing, Mechanical and Plastics Engineering students do on day one of their Fluid Mechanics class.
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PHOTO ESSAY: The Search for Orange

Students from the summer Graffiti and Street Art course painted a mural that magnifies Stout's art and design degree minors.
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