Your dream projects come to life with personalized mentoring
Contracts are one of the cornerstones of the Honors College experience at UW-Stout, and are a chance for you to design your own dream project.
Honors contracts are essentially independent study projects, but with a twist. Contracts push Honors students to do something they wouldn't have done otherwise. This might entail developing research or technical skills, expressive capacities, or exploring issues raised by a class in greater depth, all while developing a more meaningful relationship with a faculty mentor. Projects run the gamut from traditional research to creative works and designs, from service projects to leadership experiences. We have had students build photochemical reactors and dirt-track race cars; learn techniques such as glass blowing or learn to speak new languages or play musical instruments; organize and administer conferences or fundraising events; publish books of photography and poetry; or research histories of everything from medieval weaponry to the sport of rugby.
We encourage students to follow their passions, wherever they lead, take risks, and produce a memorable Honors project to show off their explorations and curiosity.