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Qin lab in front of test flight plane
April 15, 2024

UW-Madison engineers make 3D printing breakthrough in race to in-space manufacturing

In the end, Rayne Wolf could hardly bear to look at the monitor attached to the microscope she and her labmates had set up in a hangar at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood…

Kangwook Lee talking with students
April 9, 2024

Data ethics course teaches undergrads how to reduce bias in AI

Large language models like ChatGPT and other forms of artificial intelligence are quickly reshaping the world. But in many cases, these systems are imposing a viewpoint based on the biases…

Qiaomin Xie
April 1, 2024

Xie hopes to advance reinforcement learning with NSF CAREER Award

As requests flood a data center, the computer network must match those requests to servers in a way that balances completing each job quickly with managing overall system performance. Qiaomin…

Students in ISyE 604: Supply Chain Modeling: Logistics
March 18, 2024

Supply chain modeling course puts students in charge

The hours are flying by while Helen Bartels, Isha Bhamani, Katherine Chuei and Catee Herrick look at their laptops, waiting for class to begin. Demand for their company’s products has…

Southwest view of the outside of the new UW-Madison College of Engineering building
March 6, 2024

Wisconsin approves new UW-Madison engineering building

On March 6, 2024, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers gave final approval to fund a new College of Engineering building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “The approval of a new building…

David Kwon
March 4, 2024

Optimal growth: Kwon finds path in industrial engineering

Amid the difficulty of a turbulent first year of college, David Kwon stumbled upon one piece of good fortune. He had signed up for ISyE 191: The Practice of Industrial…

Participant in human-robot collaboration research trial
February 26, 2024

Looking into the brain, through the eyes to uncover sex differences in human-robot collaboration

As human workers and robots collaborate more and more frequently, particularly in the manufacturing sector, it’s important—for safety and productivity—their partnership includes a key ingredient: trust. And to design and…

Pascale Carayon
February 7, 2024

Carayon earns NAE election

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Pascale Carayon, professor emerita of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as one of its new members. Carayon, who retired…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 29, 2024

With collaboration, college and Midwest Tribes will accelerate community-led clean energy solutions

A new partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association will help individual communities identify and implement clean energy projects that align…

Hands sticking out of jail cell
January 29, 2024

Jail staff attitudes may influence opioid use disorder treatment

Buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone are the leading medicinal treatments for opioid use disorder, dulling cravings and offering a foothold in the path to recovery. But for incarcerated individuals with opioid…