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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…

semiconductor device
April 4, 2023

Advancing the next generation of semiconductor research and education

In August 2022, Congress passed the bipartisan Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, a package that authorizes tens of billions of dollars to boost the U.S….

Person practicing mindfulness
March 22, 2023

For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference

While recent studies and polls indicate the nation is in the midst of a mental health crisis, the situation in academia is even more grim: Within the high-stress, high-pressure, often…

student doing hands-on work
March 20, 2023

UW-Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

Updated: March 20, 2023 Many of Wisconsin’s most notable companies have grown from family businesses founded decades ago into multibillion-dollar companies with an international reach—and engineers drive the innovations that…

The AutoPollS system
March 20, 2023

In entomology, engineered sensors help take the guesswork out of fieldwork

For several years, entomologists have rung the alarm bell about insect pollinator species—up to 40 percent of which are considered highly threatened, according to recent studies. That includes one in…

Fang Liu working in the lab
March 16, 2023

Great minds converge here

We’re expanding our faculty expertise in energy storage, semiconductors, autonomous systems and data science … and we’re planning to grow for greater impact. Fang Liu arrived on the UW-Madison campus…

Semiconductor device that was UV laser grown and fabricated at UW-Madison by Shubhra Pasayat and Chirag Gupta
March 16, 2023

Electronic Essential

We are contributing talent and tech to a much-needed domestic semiconductor industry revitalization. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, anyone in the market for a new car, refrigerator or…

Students in hands-on power electronics lab course
March 8, 2023

Applying science to the art of teaching engineers

A sharper focus on the scholarly side of learning benefits not only students, but the discipline as a whole. “In research, taking risks is rewarded, because it may lead to…

Graduate student Jinuan Lin and Assistant Professor Chu Ma working in the lab
February 14, 2023

Chu Ma will use NSF CAREER Award to take a deeper look at acoustic imaging

Acoustic imaging has revolutionized medicine over the last few decades; anyone who has had an ultrasound to examine a baby in utero, check an organ or look at a bone…

Merci Schneider
February 8, 2023

Rising STARs

A new scholarship program invests in students who bring a wider range of experiences and perspectives to engineering. Merci Schneider is a first-year biomedical engineering student who plans to use…