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Students in the renovated mechanics of materials testing laboratory
February 27, 2024

Renovated materials mechanics lab enhances classroom, testing options

Renovations to the mechanics of materials testing laboratory in Engineering Hall will expand student understanding of materials deformation physics and demonstrate how materials choices affect every engineering discipline. Mechanical Engineering…

Students test their crane design
February 26, 2024

In design class, cranes prepare first-year mechanical engineers to soar

When Greg Nellis and Kris Dressler set out to revamp the hands-on design project for ME 201: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, they saw an opportunity to also help prepare students…

UW Crest with engineering background
February 9, 2024

Focus on new faculty: Yunus Alapan creates microrobots to benefit human health

During a medical appointment, a doctor deploys a tiny robot in a patient’s body, where it homes in on the patient’s diseased cells and tissues and delivers drugs directly to…

Wei Wang
February 6, 2024

Focus on new faculty: Wei Wang charts course for aquatic robots

An autonomous boat ferries passengers down the water, docking at their destination. Elsewhere, a similar vessel collects garbage from waterfront buildings. Still others converge to form a pedestrian bridge across…

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…

Corinne Henak
January 9, 2024

Henak earns NSF CAREER Award to improve understanding of cartilage redox behavior

In osteoarthritis, as well as in other disease states, the oxidative-reductive (redox) balance—the ratio of oxidants to antioxidants—in articular cartilage gets out of whack. With a prestigious National Science Foundation…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 4, 2024

A new electroadhesive clutch to improve haptics in virtual reality gloves and beyond

When engaging in virtual reality (VR) and manipulating an object, users want to be able to feel what they’re touching in virtual space. A hard object needs to feel hard…

PhD student Bhanugoban Maheswaran works in the lab
December 15, 2023

In quest to prevent debilitating TBIs, new foam material rises to the top

From falls to football tackles, most blows to the head occur at odd angles. And those impacts trigger simultaneous linear and rotational head motions. The rotating movement in particular causes…

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…