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Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
October 4, 2023

When UW-Madison engineering ideas make their way across Wisconsin, everybody wins

Engineers play a critical role in solving challenges, whether they’re devising technology for the smart farms of the future, building fusion reactors to drive new sustainable energy possibilities, or creating…

A student talks with a recruiter at the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM Career Fair.
September 15, 2023

Hungry for engineering talent, employers flock to UW-Madison

Badger Engineers are in demand. Just ask some of the more than 320 employers who descended upon the College of Engineering Sept. 11-14 for the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM…

Steven Loheide
September 11, 2023

Ask an expert: Loheide discusses drought

Steven Loheide is a professor of civil and environmental engineering who studies the interaction of hydrologic and ecological systems in the environment. He especially focuses on groundwater and how it…

Steven Cramer, a civil and environmental engineering professor emeritus, carries a fractured concrete sample after testing it in a hydraulic press.
August 23, 2023

Century-in-the-making tests conclude long-running concrete experiments

A series of concrete tests that began 113 years ago at the University of Wisconsin-Madison concluded this summer, cementing a lasting legacy of research that has endured across generations. During…

Jason Kawasaki working in his lab
June 27, 2023

Major NSF-sponsored materials research center funded for $18 million

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) has received $18 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for interdisciplinary exploration of fundamental questions in…

Jesse Hampton in the lab
June 22, 2023

Digging into decades of evidence, engineers find one big earthquake precipitates others

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have increased understanding of how one earthquake’s seismic magnitude may influence another’s. The study, led by Jesse Hampton, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering…

UW Crest with engineering background
June 16, 2023

Researchers try to stop beaches from being washed away

As they approach and recede from a beach, waves move water along the shoreline. But the phenomenon, called longshore drift, also drags sediment and eats away at beaches over time….

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…

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…

Tyler Bennett lifts a case overhead with help from an exoskeleton
April 18, 2023

Exosuits may ease strain on construction industry

The construction industry workforce is aging and facing major shortages to keep pace with demand across the United States. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, almost a quarter of…