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Making a difference: First-year engineers build wheelchair for paralyzed dog

For Clyde the dog, University of Wisconsin-Madison first-year engineering students have offered one of the greatest gifts of all: renewed freedom to move about on his own. Clyde is a…

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Freshman designs restore mobility to a rooster with one foot and a client with MD

Every semester, the Inter Engr 170 freshman design course gives first-year University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers a chance to get valuable hands-on experience working on practical projects with real clients. In…

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10 engineering students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Ten graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The 10 recipients are: Kyle Chin (PhD, chemical engineering) Riley Hale…

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Meyerand takes up vice provost role

Beth Meyerand, professor of biomedical engineering and medical physics, will serve as the next vice provost for faculty and staff affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison Provost Karl Scholz announced. Meyerand, who…


Undergraduate trio wins Wisconsin Idea Fellowships

Three undergraduate students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have earned 2019-20 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships to pursue community-based projects. Each year, UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service supports…

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Vest is best: Students design water-carrying device for rural Kenyans

Nicole Froelich was just starting her first year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering in fall 2017, but she had heard about Interdisciplinary Engineering 170 from a few…


Engineering faculty lead the way on UW2020 projects

College of Engineering faculty members are leading or collaborating on 11 projects selected for fourth-round funding in the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation UW2020 initiative, which supports potentially transformative and groundbreaking…


Projects on display as engineering prototyping class wets feet, whets appetites

A retracting pacifier to ease a toddler sometimes-difficult “weaning” process. A medicine box for a motorcycle that transports health workers to remote villages in Uganda. And a toy car adapted…


U.S. News 2017-18 undergrad rankings announced

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is tied for 12th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s latest college rankings. Overall, UW–Madison ranks 46th in a six-way tie, while the…


Students receive Steuber Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing

In 2017, the Steuber Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing awarded up-and-coming engineers for outstanding writing. The prize is an annual writing competition open to freshmen enrolled in the University…