Outlook Magazine - Fall 2022

StoutProud Numbers 100% 98.4% 74%

University academic programs that include an experiential learning component

Employment and continuing education rate for recent graduates (up six-tenths of a point since 2021)

Percentage of graduates from 2020-21 who were hired within one month of graduating

1,665 1,130


Number of graduates from fall 2021 and spring 2022 commencement ceremonies

Graduates from 2011 and 2016 who were satisfied with their career advice, 10% higher than the average in a national alumni survey that included all UW System institutions

Students enrolled in the Cooperative Education and Internship Program in 2021-22 (a record)




Number of athletics teams when the new women’s lacrosse team begins play in spring 2023, including coed esports

Number of Fortune 500 companies that hired UW-Stout graduates from 2020-21

Age of Bowman Hall. Construction began in 1897 after a fire in February of that year


After more than 20 years, physics Professor Laura McCullough’s moti vation when she enters the classroom hasn’t changed. “On the first day of class, I tell my students that I am not here to teach them physics; I am here to help them learn physics. It’s all about them,” McCullough said. McCullough’s dedication to her pro fession and students was recognized in spring 2022 when she received a UW System Teaching Excellence Award, the System’s highest teach ing honor, at a Board of Regents meeting. McCullough is the first fromUW-Stout to receive the award. Her goal is to make a challenging subject, especially for students tak ing college-level physics for the first time, less intimidating. She uses objects and demonstrations, such as with a balloon, slinky and guitar, to help them learn.

“I love helping students who are cer tain that they’re going to fail realize that not only can they learn this stuff, but they can enjoy it,” McCullough said. McCullough’s main research inter est is gender and science, especially women in physics and STEM fields. She published the book “Women and Physics” in 2016; developed a phys ics gender bias website; has served on the UWSystem’sWomen and Sci ence Advisory Board for nearly 20 years; and was co-team leader of the U.S. delegation to the International Conference on Women in Physics from 2019-21. UW-Stout’s FOCUS2030 goals in clude student success, employee success, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

AWARD McCullough, honored by UW System, loves

helping students learn challenging subject, works to increase women in STEM


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