University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university that offers students a major teaching certification in technology education and a major or minor certification in biology, chemistry, or physics.

The Discovery Center advances UW-Stout's polytechnic focus of applied research by expanding the university's commitment to quality and innovation, transformative education and interdisciplinary collaboration.

By encompassing all of UW-Stout's applied research efforts, the center's primary mission is to facilitate:

  • advancements in student research, preparing students in their areas of interest
  • connections of faculty expertise with industry and other researchers to solve challenges and innovate further
  • innovation-based solutions for business and industry to support their successes
  • advancements in economic development and new business start-ups in Wisconsin