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Participant in human-robot collaboration research trial
February 26, 2024

Looking into the brain, through the eyes to uncover sex differences in human-robot collaboration

As human workers and robots collaborate more and more frequently, particularly in the manufacturing sector, it’s important—for safety and productivity—their partnership includes a key ingredient: trust. And to design and…

Pascale Carayon
February 7, 2024

Carayon earns NAE election

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Pascale Carayon, professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as one of its new members. Carayon, who retired…

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…

Hands sticking out of jail cell
January 29, 2024

Jail staff attitudes may influence opioid use disorder treatment

Buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone are the leading medicinal treatments for opioid use disorder, dulling cravings and offering a foothold in the path to recovery. But for incarcerated individuals with opioid…

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…

Ava Schmidt presents during ISyE 450
December 12, 2023

Preparing undergrads to communicate with confidence

A team of engineers presents the results of a project, trying to sum up three months of work in just 30 minutes, under the watchful eye of a C-level executive….

Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
October 4, 2023

When UW-Madison engineering ideas make their way across Wisconsin, everybody wins

Engineers play a critical role in solving challenges, whether they’re devising technology for the smart farms of the future, building fusion reactors to drive new sustainable energy possibilities, or creating…

Students critique data visualizations in ISyE 649: Interactive Data Analytics
September 29, 2023

ISyE data science courses instill skills, responsibility

When industrial engineering students hit the job market, employers are after candidates who can comfortably manage, analyze and act on data. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the…

A student talks with a recruiter at the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM Career Fair.
September 15, 2023

Hungry for engineering talent, employers flock to UW-Madison

Badger Engineers are in demand. Just ask some of the more than 320 employers who descended upon the College of Engineering Sept. 11-14 for the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM…

Ranjana Mehta
September 8, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Ranjana Mehta explores connections between mind, motor, machine

A worker wearing an exoskeleton can lift heavier objects without straining muscles, increasing productivity while reducing injury risk. At first glance, it’s a clear improvement, seemingly without any drawbacks. But…