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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…

Stephanie Diem with grad students in the Pegasus-III lab
August 31, 2023

New Pegasus-III fusion experiment off to a flying start

After years of work that involved assembling about tens of thousands of components, construction of the new Pegasus-III fusion experiment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is finished, and researchers have…

Juliana Pacheco Duarte with undergrads Briunna Smith and Aria Murphy in the lab
August 4, 2023

Among nation’s elite, Duarte eyes machine learning to improve nuclear safety

Juliana Pacheco Duarte, an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at UW-Madison, has received a U.S. Department of Energy distinguished early career program award. Duarte…

HSX stellarator experiment
June 6, 2023

Federal grants to 2 Wisconsin startups highlight UW’s leading role in fusion energy

A pair of startups with University of Wisconsin–Madison roots have received large federal grants to support their efforts to develop clean energy through fusion. Realta Fusion and Type One Energy…

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…

Person practicing mindfulness
March 22, 2023

For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference

While recent studies and polls indicate the nation is in the midst of a mental health crisis, the situation in academia is even more grim: Within the high-stress, high-pressure, often…

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 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…

Juliana Pacheco Duarte
March 3, 2023

EP department sharpens its focus on nuclear engineering

In recent years, there has been a significant rise in companies working on advanced nuclear reactor systems and fusion technology to aid in the transition to clean energy. It’s also…