UW-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, located in the southwestern area of the state, enrolls more than 10,400 students. It offers a wide array of undergraduate majors, as well as graduate programs in the Colleges of Business Administration, Liberal Studies, and Science and Health, along with the School of Education. UW-La Crosse has many science departments, including the departments of biology, chemistry & biochemistry, microbiology, computer science, and physics. The university's fast-growing undergraduate and graduate research programs provide opportunities for faculty/student research collaborations. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at UW-La Crosse also works with the campus Small Business Development Center and WiSys to promote technology transfer and intellectual property issues.

UW-La Crosse is the state’s top-ranked public or private higher education institution for master’s degree institutions according to U.S. News & World Report and has been ranked among the top four Midwestern public institutions for more than a decade. UW-La Crosse is also listed annually among Kiplinger’s Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges and G.I. Jobs’ list of “Military Friendly Schools.” Also, Kiplinger’s has named UW-L among its 25 Best College Values under $30,000 a year.

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Mycophyte Fights "Superbugs"

Case Study

Mycophyte Fights "Superbugs"

How are researchers at UW-La Crosse combatting antibiotic-resistant infections?

By developing plant-based treatments. Under the supervision of UW-La Crosse and Gundersen Medical Foundation, researchers have been working to identify anti-infectives from both Native American herbal remedies and wild fungi. Aaron Monte, a professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UW-LaCrosse, has been integral in this research and the subsequent development of the researchers’ findings.

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Campus Events

2017 HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

A cornerstone of the HHS's congressionally mandated outreach efforts, this three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to e...

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Campus News

McNair Scholars from UW-La Crosse are helping to improve cancer screenings for women in Nicaragua

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse undergraduates Mikka Nyarko and Cecilia Moreno are working on a pilot project which will help to improve women's health in Nicaragua.

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Campus Technologies

“Green” Catalytic Systems for Solvent-Free Alcohol Oxidations

Status: Patent Pending

WiSys Technology Foundation is currently seeking a strategic partner interested in providing a route to market for the commercialization and wide dissemination of its novel catalyst systems. Lead catalysts have been shown to possess strong performance and versatility under environmentally benign ‘solvent-free’ reaction conditions.

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