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Concrete Canoe team members work together on building their 2023 competition boat.

Student Org Spotlight: UW-Madison Concrete Canoe

The UW-Madison Concrete Canoe team finished strong at the 2023 regional competition in Duluth, Minnesota this spring, taking second place overall, second place in prototype design, and second place in…

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Di Wu standing near blue body of water
September 21, 2023

Di Wu (PhDECE’22) selected as MLCommons Rising Star

Di Wu has been named an MLCommons Rising Star, one of 35 current and recently graduated PhD students working in the machine learning and systems research community.  Wu and the…

Randy Homel CEO Foth
September 19, 2023

Spotlight on Badger Alumni: Mechanical Engineer Randy Homel

Randy Homel (BSME’85) is now the CEO and Chairman of The Foth Companies, but he was once a badger engineering student attending lectures and lab sections. Fun fact: there are…

Professor Susan Hagness with alum Nana Murugesan, his parents, and scholarship recipient
September 7, 2023

Scholarship honors a father’s dream for his family

Dr. R. Murugesan isn’t an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but it’s hard to imagine anyone who embodies the spirit of the university more than him. That’s why his…

Group of casually dressed adults standing and socializing on an outdoor terrace overlooking trees and a lake.
August 25, 2023

Local engineering alumni enjoy a hot night on the Terrace

UW-Madison College of Engineering alumni from southern Wisconsin enjoyed an evening of shared memories, academic and industry connections, and cool, Babcock ice cream on August 22. Alums who have graduated…

ECE students, faculty, and alumni at conference making "W" with hands
August 4, 2023

UW-Madison ECE provides strong presence at IEEE AP-S

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UW-Madison was well represented at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting in July. ECE students…

Photo of Katy Jinkins in research lab.
July 19, 2023

MS&E has a spotlight on alumni entrepreneurship

Katy Jinkins, a Department of Materials Science and Engineering alumni, wins 2023 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan contest with SixLine Semiconductor, a Middleton-based startup developing advanced electronics components. Katy’s success is rooted in her UW-Madison MS&E program experience, showcasing the university’s commitment to innovation and fostering entrepreneurial talent.

UW Crest with engineering background
June 20, 2023

​Recent grad Claire Griesbach wins first place in fuel cycle technologies from Nuclear Energy University Program

May 2023 graduate Claire Griesbach has received the First Place Open Competition award from the Nuclear Energy University Program’s Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research and Development Student Competition (INSC)! Griesbach’s…

Joan Cotter
June 19, 2023

Alumnus was there for first ECE computer class

Electrical engineering alumnus Joan (Donohoo) Cotter (BSEE ’59) was on campus for a pivotal event, though at the time she couldn’t understand its importance. She was a student in the…

April 28, 2023

ECE alumnus receives Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

Winslow Sargeant, (PhDECE ’95), an alumnus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of four outstanding innovators honored with a 2023 Chancellor’s…

Isabelle Hanson at Nike
April 24, 2023

Student Spotlight: Graduating Senior Isabelle Hanson

Spring 2023 Mechanical Engineering graduate Isabelle Hanson knew what she wanted to do when she grew up from an early age, but she didn’t always know that she would be…