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Photo of Jacob Breit adapting a toy
12/15/2021

UW-Madison students tune toys to work for children with disabilities

For many kids, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year—especially when it comes to tearing through wrapping paper to reveal toys they’ve had their hearts set…

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5/20/2021

Graduate students earn global health awards

Two graduate students in the College of Engineering have received research awards from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute supporting their innovative projects. Rebecca Alcock, a PhD student in…

Photo of patient in India
3/04/2021

Student duo using machine learning to improve diabetes treatment in India

For several thousand dollars, diabetic patients can purchase a mat capable of thermally imaging their feet to preemptively detect ulcers and then transmitting data for remote monitoring. The technology is…

Photo of Rebecca Alcock
7/22/2020

Grad student helping organize PPE production, COVID response in developing countries

While her University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering classmates were landing jobs or applying to graduate school, Rebecca Alcock was preparing for a summer of volunteer work in a Guatemalan mountain town…

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4/03/2020

Online platform helps healthcare facilities in need of face shields meet their match

Hospitals around the world are scrambling to secure enough personal protective equipment to safeguard their workers while treating the approaching wave of coronavirus patients. Manufacturers large and small are retooling…

6/11/2019

Trio of faculty startups earn SEED funding awards

Three startup companies led by College of Engineering faculty members have received funding from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) unit as part of the state of Wisconsin’s…

Photo of UW-Madison engineering students and women in Tharaka Nithi County in Kenya
8/23/2018

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…

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5/21/2018

NAE symposium on campus focuses on data-empowered health

“Transforming Healthcare Through Engineering,” the NAE regional symposium held May 3, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, drew more than 120 attendees from academia and industry and showcased a campus…

9/14/2017

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…

8/03/2017

Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering names new associate directors

In July 2017, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison added three associate directors to its leadership team: Elizabeth Meyerand, professor of biomedical engineering and…