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Scientist at imaging instrument
February 27, 2024

Bartels aims to shatter ‘ballistic barrier’ in imaging

Most imaging scientists will tell you that scattered light — rays of light that get rerouted when ping-ponging between obstacles in a frame — is the sworn enemy of clear,…

Krishanu Saha
February 7, 2024

Ask an expert: Saha explains CRISPR

Krishanu Saha is an associate professor of biomedical engineering. In his research, Saha uses genetic tools like CRISPR—sometimes referred to as a “molecular scissors”—to study and create personalized medicines and…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 29, 2024

With collaboration, college and Midwest Tribes will accelerate community-led clean energy solutions

A new partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association will help individual communities identify and implement clean energy projects that align…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 19, 2024

UW–Madison to transform STEM graduate education with Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will establish a new hub called the Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change, or WiSC2, to transform graduate…

Randolph Ashton delivers a mini pitch
December 20, 2023

Stem cell technology developed at UW-Madison leads to new understanding of autism risks

Technology developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to grow “rosettes” of brain and spinal tissue gives scientists new ways to study the growing human brain, including a recent study of…

SWE Boeing Tech Team
December 14, 2023

Off-grid fridge is SWEet national achievement for multidisciplinary student team

Over the course of six months, Grace Morgan learned all about SolidWorks modeling, finite element analysis testing, the design failure mode and effects analysis process, and more. All while designing…

Kristan Collins uses a device a team of UW-Madison first-year engineering students created for her to assist with getting into her car.
December 11, 2023

In design course, first-year UW-Madison engineers create solution that empowers woman with MS

A sense of dread washes over Kristan Collins just about every day when it comes time to run errands. It’s not that she doesn’t enjoy trips to stores like Homegoods….

Professor William Murphy and PhD student Joshua Choe use a microscope
December 8, 2023

Mineral coatings could enable shelf-stable mRNA therapies

The rapid development of mRNA-based vaccines against COVID-19 was a gamechanger in the global pandemic. The vaccines employ messenger RNA to direct cells to produce a protein from the surface…

NECTO device attached to a surgical guidewire
November 28, 2023

Students’ invention aims to clip crucial minutes off endovascular surgeries

The device that netted a foursome of University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering classmates a 2023 Wisconsin Innovation Award doesn’t look flashy. It’s a small plastic cylinder, just over 1.5 inches…

Carley Schwartz works in a biosafety cabinet as part of Biomedical Engineering 602: CRISPR Genome Editing and Engineering Laboratory
November 6, 2023

CRISPR lab course puts revolutionary gene editing tool into students’ hands

As a researcher in a genomics lab, Carley Schwartz is much more familiar with the gene-editing tool CRISPR than the vast majority of the roughly 4,800 undergraduate students in the…