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College of Engineering graduate recognition celebration 2023
May 15, 2023

In festive form, college honors hundreds of Badger engineering grads

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, nearly 700 of the college’s 1,200 total engineering graduates—bachelor’s, master’s and PhD—packed the Kohl Center for the college’s annual graduate recognition celebration. Even after a…

Banani Lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh
May 5, 2023

Untreated wastewater implicated in elevating world’s methane emissions

Oil and gas systems, livestock and landfills top the global list of large methane emitters. However, new research has shown that urban areas release significantly more methane than previously thought—and…

Tyler Bennett lifts a case overhead with help from an exoskeleton
April 18, 2023

Exosuits may ease strain on construction industry

The construction industry workforce is aging and facing major shortages to keep pace with demand across the United States. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, almost a quarter of…

student doing hands-on work
March 20, 2023

UW-Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

Updated: March 20, 2023 Many of Wisconsin’s most notable companies have grown from family businesses founded decades ago into multibillion-dollar companies with an international reach—and engineers drive the innovations that…

Fang Liu working in the lab
March 16, 2023

Great minds converge here

We’re expanding our faculty expertise in energy storage, semiconductors, autonomous systems and data science … and we’re planning to grow for greater impact. Fang Liu arrived on the UW-Madison campus…

Students conduct experiments in CEE’s Environmental Engineering Mechanics class
March 13, 2023

One-of-a-kind environmental engineering class overflows with real-world examples

A new course in environmental engineering is teaching students how the materials they use in civil infrastructure can have broad, lasting impacts on the world around us. Mohan Qin, an…

Students in hands-on power electronics lab course
March 8, 2023

Applying science to the art of teaching engineers

A sharper focus on the scholarly side of learning benefits not only students, but the discipline as a whole. “In research, taking risks is rewarded, because it may lead to…

Merci Schneider
February 8, 2023

Rising STARs

A new scholarship program invests in students who bring a wider range of experiences and perspectives to engineering. Merci Schneider is a first-year biomedical engineering student who plans to use…

Engineers Without Borders Uganda project team
February 6, 2023

EWB brings hands-on design experience with Ugandan project

After a long wait, the University of Wisconsin-Madison student chapter of Engineers Without Borders will soon work with community members on the other side of the world to begin construction…

Driving simulator
February 2, 2023

Remote-controlled trucks could fill human gaps in transportation sector

You don’t have to work in the transportation industry to feel the impact of America’s trucker shortage. Across the United States, the issue, which has simmered for years, reared its…