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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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William Nicholas “Nick” Hitchon
August 7, 2023

Remembering Professor William “Nick” Hitchon

William Nicholas “Nick” Hitchon, a respected researcher and dedicated educator in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, passed away July 23, 2023. He was…

UW Crest with engineering background
June 29, 2023

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering’s Edward G. Lovell

We are sorry to share the sad news that Professor Emeritus Edward G. Lovell passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at the age of 84. His cause of death…

John Uicker and Darryl Thelen at the April 2023 Pi Tau Sigma banquet
May 3, 2023

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering’s John J. Uicker, Jr.

We are sorry to share the sad news that Professor Emeritus John J. Uicker, Jr., passed away on April 25, 2023 from lung cancer. He was with his family at…

John Webster
April 5, 2023

Remembering Professor Emeritus John Webster

John Webster, a pioneering and renowned researcher and educator in the field of biomedical instrumentation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died March 29, 2023. He was 90. Webster first joined…

Kris Dressler
December 15, 2022

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering’s Kris Dressler

We are sorry to share the sad news that our exceptional colleague and friend Kris Dressler passed away on December 1, 2022. He was at home and engaged with family…

Professor Emeritus Donald Novotny
May 16, 2022

Remembering Emeritus Professor Donald Novotny

UW-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Emeritus Professor and WEMPEC Co-Founder Donald Novotny passes away at the age of 87.