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

Applications due! 17th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

The 17th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will be held at UW-Green B...

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Campus News

2017-18 WiSys Ambassador class hosts innovative events across the state

Upon leaving the annual WiSys Ambassador orientation and training in August, members of the 2017-18 ambassador class were already brainstorming creative new ways to inspire innovation across the UW System comprehensive campuses. One semester later, many of their ideas have come to fruition, from new student organizations to special campus events.

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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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