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Undergraduate engineers earn Wisconsin Idea Fellowships for global work

Five undergraduates in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are working on projects on three continents that have received 2020-21 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships. The projects, sponsored by the Morgridge…


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…


Student-led start-up advances to top 20 in 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Pyran, a company established by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the laboratory of George Huber, the Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of…


UW-Madison entrepreneurs compete in energy and sustainability challenge

Entrepreneurial students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently took home cash prizes for new innovations in energy technology and environmental sustainability. Participants in the Wisconsin Energy & Sustainability Challenge (WESC),…


New weapons against old enemies

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928—and arguably changed the course of history as the drug not only saved thousands of lives during World War II, but also laid the foundation…

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New federal grant will improve resilience of energy systems against extreme events

Jim Luedtke, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, is the UW-Madison principal investigator on a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that is part of…


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…


College graduate programs ranked highly

In the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Graduate Schools,” several engineering programs ranked highly. Not all programs are ranked every year; this year, ranked specialties include…


Freshmen twins and triplets lay future foundation with engineering majors

Two’s company, three’s a crowd and seven’s a freshman engineering cohort at the University of Wisconsin Madison. In 2016, two sets of identical twins and a set of triplets began…