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5/10/2022

Analyzing an ‘Erie’ algae similarity with Kenya’s Kisumu Bay

When spring comes around, freeing Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, from its annual deep freeze, Paul Block and his students study the season’s climate conditions to predict what summer has…

CARLA open-source simulator screenshot
4/29/2022

Through rain, snow and road construction, researchers across campus solve automated vehicle driving challenges

In the not-so-distant future, a city full of autonomous cars may have to weather a snowstorm. It’s a scenario that’s not unusual to places like Madison, but it presents a…

From left, Seunghyeon Jung, a biological systems engineering PhD student, discusses an idea with Rob Anex, professor of biological systems engineering, Bu Wang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Keerthana Sreenivasan, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, in a lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW–Madison.
4/22/2022

UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech among top-60 in global XPRIZE challenge

For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. The team,…

UW Crest with engineering background
4/21/2022

What happens when microbes hitch a ride on microplastics in lakes

As the climate changes, dangerous algal blooms become more common in our lakes, threatening not only humans, but entire freshwater ecosystems. Nimish Pujara, an assistant professor of civil and environmental…

Nimish Pujara works with faculty associate Jacob Zeuske to test a wavemaker
4/04/2022

For undergrads, there’s an undercurrent of excitement in the renovated fluid mechanics lab

Upgrades in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s fluids teaching lab are bringing in new state-of-the-art learning tools for undergraduate engineering students. The Kenneth R. & Ruth M. Wright…

Valarie King-Bailey at podium for Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards ceremony
3/24/2022

CEE alumna Valarie King-Bailey honored with UW Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

Valarie King-Bailey (BSCEE ’82), the founder and CEO of OnShore Technology Group, is among the recipients of 2022 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards, which honor University of Wisconsin–Madison innovators and alumni…

Riley Hale
3/03/2022

CEE graduate student Riley Hale wins TA Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering master’s student Riley Hale has won a University of Wisconsin-Madison 2021 Teaching Assistant Award. The TA Awards are campus-wide recognition for excellence across six categories. Hale…

Map of Park Street Corridor
2/21/2022

Award-winning connected corridor a preview of ‘smart’ travel in Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are paving the way for intelligent or autonomous vehicles to communicate with the very infrastructure that lines our roadways. The Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory…

Photo of Clyde, a black lab with paralyzed back legs
2/16/2022

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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2/13/2022

Great Lakes tributary rivers play important role in bringing PFAS to the drinking water source of millions

The world’s largest source of fresh water, the Great Lakes, provides drinking water to more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada. In the first study of…