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Albert lands American Family Insurance grant to improve machine learning in insurance industry

Laura Albert, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a research grant from American Family Insurance to apply optimization methods to improve machine…

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"Well Read," a sculpture by artist Douwe Blumberg of a studious-looking UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger sitting atop a pile of books, is pictured at Alumni Park at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during autumn on Oct. 30, 2021.
December 6, 2022

ECE Alumni – Share your experience with our current ECE Badgers!

Our alumni are the working arm of UW-ECE: technological leaders and innovators spreading the Wisconsin Idea around the globe. We value the educational, professional, and life experiences that our alumni can bring to the development of our students. No matter where our alums live or work, there are several ways to engage with our students through in-person or virtual volunteer roles.

Are you a UW-ECE alum? Click the button below to view the many opportunities our alumni are connecting with our current UW-ECE students, and let us know if you would like to take part.

UW Crest with engineering background
November 29, 2022

PhD student Claire Griesbach receives DOE Graduate Student Research Award to make nuclear fuel particles more resilient

In the United States, nuclear energy accounts for about half of the country’s energy generation from sources other than fossil fuels, and about 19% of all energy generation, according to…

Liz Appelt
November 28, 2022

CBE graduate student helps develop Africa’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Africa has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate of any continent. Less than one third of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to date, compared…

Anslee Williams, recent Accelerated Master's Program graduate.
November 15, 2022

Accelerated Master’s Program: Student Profile

Applications for the Mechanical Engineering Accelerated Master’s program are due on December 15th, 2022 for Fall 2023 entry. Application requirements and directions can be found at Still on the…

Students in Oviedo, Spain
November 14, 2022

Summer lab returns to Spain in 2022

At the end of May 2022, a group of 14 CBE students traveled to Oviedo, Spain, restarting a tradition that had taken a pause during the pandemic years of 2020…

UW Crest with engineering background
November 14, 2022

ECE faculty and students win conference awards

A paper co-authored by Umit Ogras, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sumit Mandal, a spring 2022 PhD graduate, received the best…

UW Crest with engineering background
November 11, 2022

Rethinking space: Wisconsin counties team up with UniverCity to reimagine facilities

For Wisconsin counties, planning for future buildings can be like a giant jigsaw puzzle. They require strategizing, acquiring financing and property, and listening to community input. Through partnerships with UniverCity…

An image of Bernardo Luiz Rocha Ribeiro
November 11, 2022

Graduate student receives Grainger Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

Engineering mechanics PhD candidate Bernardo Luiz Rocha Ribeiro received a prestigious Grainger Fellowship for graduate researchers. Ribeiro received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Federal Fluminense University in…

2022 NCEES awards ceremony (left to right): Jan Kucher, Andrew Baker, Kris Cotharn, Adam Wehking, and Mark Oleinik.
November 10, 2022

Senior Capstone Design Course for Civil Engineers Wins 6th NCEES Award

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison proudly accepted their sixth Engineering Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying…

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November 10, 2022

Grad student Shen named IISE Future Faculty Fellow

PhD student Weijun Shen has been named a Future Faculty Fellow by the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).