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October 31, 2022

UW-Madison a partner in $15 million effort to commercialize more university advances

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 14 Midwest universities to join the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) network—a program designed to move more discoveries from research laboratories into the…

January 18, 2022

Bacterial ‘zorbing’ reveals a new type of social movement

While studying the three-member model microbial community nicknamed The Hitchhikers of the Rhizosphere (THOR), researchers from Professor of Biomedical Engineering David Beebe and Professor of Plant Pathology and Wisconsin Institute…

August 24, 2021

PhD students, postdoctoral researcher receive Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellowships

Three University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have earned Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellowships from the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM). The prestigious fellowship honors standout early career…

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May 27, 2021

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…

March 31, 2021

Journals select UW-Madison engineering research for covers

Several journals have recently featured research advances by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers on their covers. The editors of each journal invited the UW-Madison engineering faculty to submit cover illustrations based…

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December 14, 2020

Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

Many concussions don’t produce noticeable symptoms, leaving them likely to go undiagnosed and putting the injured at increased risk for lasting complications like brain damage. A team of researchers led…

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August 20, 2020

Kreeger lands new grant to study ovarian cancer metastasis mechanisms

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Pamela Kreeger will use a new $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue her research into the spread of ovarian cancer. Through…

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June 3, 2020

Engineering projects selected for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has selected several innovative projects led by College of Engineering faculty for development funding through the UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge. Each is designed to be…

April 2, 2020

Eight engineering students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Seven graduate students and one undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have landed prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The 2020 recipients are: • Jonathon…

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June 4, 2019

New technique enables versatile 3D control over stem cell-derived organoids

To bake a cake in a certain shape, you need the right mold. The same logic applies to creating organoids—collections of pluripotent stem cells that have formed tissues complex enough…