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2/08/2022

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…

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1/26/2022

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…

10/26/2021

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…

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9/28/2020

$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…

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6/24/2020

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…

4/02/2020

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…

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5/02/2019

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…

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1/29/2019

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…

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1/04/2019

‘Smart City’ awards recognize UW-Madison engineering students in first stage

When Foxconn Technology Group announced the 88 first round winners of its “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition on Dec. 14, 14 of them were UW–Madison students, including a number from the…

3/16/2018

UW-Madison students helping Project Home go solar with Re-volv

Equipped with carefully laid plans and a crowdfunding campaign, “solar ambassadors” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are bringing solar energy to a local nonprofit. In partnership with Re-volv, a nonprofit…