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PhD student Weijun Shen works with a robotic arm
June 7, 2023

Work of art: PhD student brings origami to 3D printing

At home, Weijun Shen enjoys crafting origami cranes and frogs for his 4-year-old daughter. But the PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison also brings his artistic curiosity into the…

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…

computational researcher doing coding
June 5, 2023

Perspective highlights need for systemic change to make computational research a more welcoming field for women

While overt discrimination and harassment of women is not as common as it used to be, women still face substantial barriers that many people in the computational materials research community…

Assistant Professor Filiz Yesilkoy and PhD student Samir Rosas show one of their lab's engineered plasmatic metasurfaces mounted with brain tissue.
May 30, 2023

Small nanoengineered surface shows big picture of tissue changes

When pathologists examine tissue samples for signs of disease, they rely on their trained eyes to spot changes in specific biomarkers that indicate abnormalities. Before those alterations become visible on…

Members of ARC Lab test drone
May 24, 2023

With NSF CAREER Award, Xiangru Xu aims to improve safety of autonomous systems

Despite years of development, truly autonomous technologies such as self-driving vehicles and delivery drones continue to remain elusive, largely due to safety and reliability concerns. Meanwhile, thanks to advances in…

Assistant Professor Gabriel Zayas-Caban (right) works with PhD students Valerie Odeh-Couvertier (left) and Fernando Acosta-Perez.
May 24, 2023

Zayas-Caban industrious in efforts to open STEM doors

When Gabriel Zayas-Caban arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering in 2017, he was already familiar with the campus. His sister, Teresa,…

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…

Kyle Sprecker
May 12, 2023

MS&E transfer student made the most of his time at UW-Madison

Kyle Sprecker grew up in Madison, just a few miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. When he was younger, the university felt distant and he rarely visited. “It always…

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…

Postdoctoral researcher Kieran Sweeney works at a microscope
April 28, 2023

Shedding light on cells’ stress-induced self-talk

When a cell contends with changes in its environment, it takes action to respond. Signals travel through its internal circuitry, turning various cellular machinery on and off, expressing some genes…