Regional Universities

University of Wisconsin-Barron County

UW-Barron County in Rice Lake has state-of-the-art teaching, research, and student activity spaces. It is an exciting learning environment in a small community where big things happen.

UW-Barron County is one of 13 freshman/sophomore campuses of the University of Wisconsin Colleges awarding the Associate of Arts and Science degree. UW-Barron's Biological Science courses include Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Microbiology.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire provides students with small classes that offer cutting-edge programs, hands-on research and life-enhancing study abroad opportunities.

UW-Eau Claire's Materials Science Center supports research, facilitates collaboration among science faculty across disciplines, promotes interactions between the university and local industries, and encourages undergraduate students to do research. The Materials Science Center uses a variety of instrumentation in the fields of materials characterization, microscopy and elemental analysis.

University of Wisconsin-Stout

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

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Located in the thriving St. Croix Valley just 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, is the only UW campus considered part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  

The campus hosts undergraduate and graduate students across 70 academic programs and is acclaimed for its STEM programs including agricultural sciences, as well as in business, education, allied health and the arts. UWRF emphasizes hands-on research, internships, and experiential learning for all students, including at two laboratory farms and in our dairy and meat plants.  

The new Science and Technology Innovation Center will raise the bar for innovation in biology, chemistry, physics and psychological sciences and provide entrepreneurs and businesses access to spaces for making, discovering and cooperating in STEM fields and beyond. UWRF is also a founding member of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, supporting economic growth and development in the region.