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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…

Eric Tervo
August 31, 2022

Focus on new faculty: A warm welcome for Eric Tervo and his quest to harness heat

In general, heat is the enemy of most technologies; engines and motors can fail when they overheat and computer components tend to fritz out when they get too hot. But…

UW Crest with engineering background
February 8, 2022

Alumni elected to National Academy of Engineering

Two alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering were elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in February 2022. Election to the NAE is among…

Image of Grand Prix starting line
January 26, 2022

A ray of sunshine: Badgerloop team transitions to solar car competition

For over a century, engineers have dreamed of developing a vac-train, more recently called a hyperloop, in which a car or capsule zooms through a vacuum tube at high speeds…

October 26, 2021

Work of College of Engineering students and faculty featured in 2021 UW Cool Science Image Contest

Ten images and two videos created by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2021 Cool Science Image Contest. Among the winners are several…

engine research setup
September 28, 2020

$11.5M army funding supports aircraft hybrid-electric engine research at UW-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are leading an extensive research effort that aims to enable innovative propulsion technologies for future U.S. Army air and ground vehicles. With an $11.5 million cooperative…

Photo of the Karl brothers
June 24, 2020

Built for speed: UW-Madison engineering alumni making modern experimental aircraft

In fall 2020, a new, sleek cutting-edge aircraft will take its maiden voyage in the skies over Madison, Wisconsin, when the DarkAero 1 begins test flights at the Dane County…

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…

Photo of students in Rockwell Lab
May 2, 2019

Hands-on learning in the Rockwell Automation lab

Not many undergraduates have the chance to get their hands on top-of-the-line industrial control equipment. But in late-spring 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering juniors and seniors in the class Computer…

Photo of Robert Lorenz
January 29, 2019

Robert Lorenz, pioneer in controls engineering, passes away

Robert Lorenz, a longtime professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, passed away on Jan. 27, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Lorenz was a pioneer in the…