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Great STEM careers start here

If your passion is science, technology, engineering or math this is the place to be. Blugolds have many opportunities to engage in first-hand learning in and out of the classroom. Learn from experts in class and in the field or lab through undergraduate research, travel to conferences to present your work and gain a broader understanding of the field

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Take your education beyond the classroom

Your professors are not only great teachers; they also network outside the university to establish partnerships that allow you to work on real-world solutions with industry and community organizations. You may find yourself working in a clinic environment helping patients get connected to community resources, collecting data in the field on invasive species, gaining industry experience through a responsible mining internship, or working in the Materials Science Center analyzing materials for industry partners.

New STEM programs

Offering programs that help meet the needs of the fast-paced STEM field is a priority at UW-Eau Claire. Learn more about the two new STEM majors, materials science and engineering and geospatial technology and analysis.

STEM instructor

Materials Science and Engineering

With the addition of the engineering component in the program, materials science now offers two comprehensive degrees, either of which will equip graduates with the technical and broad-based skills to succeed in any applied or research field.

Explore the majors
Syler Behrens in her remote internship role.

Geospatial Analysis and Technology

The geospatial field is rapidly growing and UW-Eau Claire is at the forefront of geospatial education. Earn a degree in geospatial technology and analysis and go make your mark in a cutting-edge, in-demand field.

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Yosemite immersion

Yosemite Immersion

What UWEC offers STEM students

Sure, you can study STEM anywhere, but UW-Eau Claire offers you a different educational experience. You will work in small class sizes alongside faculty who help you pursue your interests, welcome you into their labs, and connect you with internships, jobs and study abroad opportunities. They receive thousands of dollars in National Science Foundation grants each year to support faculty-student research on relevant issues facing the world today. Many of the faculty are recognized nationally for their work.

Check out all the ways you can study STEM at UW-Eau Claire.

Computer Science

  • Computer Programmer


  • Earth Resources
  • Responsible Mining
  • Water Resources


  • LabVIEW

Get paid to gain experience

Blugolds have several opportunities to get real-word experience through research, immersion and internship. You may be thinking that those experiences cost money, however, there are several scholarships and grants that help cover the cost. View some of them below.

Not your typical scholarships

Not your typical scholarships

Now that you know you are going to college you may be wondering, "How am I going to pay for this?" Helping you become a Blugold is our top priority. UW-Eau Claire gives out over $500,000 in scholarships to students like you each year!

Find your scholarship
UW-Eau Claire biology major Allison Ban-Herr

Expanding STEM internship opportunities

UW-Eau Claire students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields now have 225 internship opportunities in the Chippewa Valley, thanks to a grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.

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Life after UWEC

Our graduates are competitive in the job market and secure placement in sought-after graduate programs across the country. Here are some recent placements where Blugolds are putting their research into practice or continuing on for masters and doctoral degrees.


Cartographer | National Geographic | Washington, D.C.
Actuarial Analyst | Allstate Insurance Co. | Northbrook, IL 
Fisheries Biologist | Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 
Associate Mechanical Engineer | Medtronic | Minneapolis, MN 
R&D Lab Technician | Fiberstar Bio | Eau Claire, WI 
Geologist | Maptek | Denver, CO 
GIS Engineer | City of Antigo | Antigo, WI 
Analytical Chemist | General Mills Inc. | Minneapolis, MN 
Environmental Health Specialist | Wabasha County | Wabasha, MN 
Research Technologist | Medical College of Wisconsin | Milwaukee, WI 
Associate Financial Analyst | Ecolabs | St. Paul, MN 
Software Engineer-Corporate R&D | 3M | St. Paul, MN 
Water Resource Management Specialist | State of Wisc. | Madison, WI 
Research Associate | NASA Johnson Space Center | Houston, TX

Continuing education

Dental school | Marquette | Milwaukee, WI 
Graduate school | Neuroscience | Brandeis University | Waltham, MA 
Ph.D. program | Bio-Chemistry | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI 
Master's program | Zoology | University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK 
Graduate school | Materials Science | Washington State University | Pullman, WA
Medical school | University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Graduate program | Geology | University of California-Berkeley
Master's program | Civil Engineering | University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 
Graduate program | Geochemistry | University of South Florida | Tampa, FL
Pharmacy School | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate program | Physics | Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Visit campus and explore STEM

If you're interested in pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering or math, we offer several specialized visit days for you! Sign up for one of the STEM-focused visit days to learn more about our programs and to see what life could be like as Blugold.

During STEM visit days, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Hear about the admissions process
  • Meet STEM faculty and tour buildings
  • Sit in on a class

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Professor and student in materials science classroom, using microscope
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