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William Doniger
October 3, 2022

Cutting edge: How an internship led one student from the factory floor to a national lab

Lawnmower blades and molten-salt nuclear reactors have little in common. But for recent PhD graduate William Doniger (PhDMS&E ’22), who currently researches corrosion-resistant materials and electrochemical sensors for next-generation molten…

Jay Flores
June 2, 2022

Engineer reinvents himself as an ambassador to excite kids worldwide about science

When Jay Flores isn’t climbing and leaping through obstacle courses to train for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior or traveling internationally to deliver energizing keynotes, he spends a lot of time…

Carolyn Schaefer, a PhD student in engineering physics, works on the Pegasus-III fusion experiment
April 26, 2022

Progress on the path to fusion

New technologies and an influx of private investment are sparking developments in a field that seeks to realize a longstanding energy dream. The lithium in your laptop battery could be…

John Bollinger
April 11, 2022

John Bollinger, college’s longest-serving dean, dies at 87

As dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, John G. Bollinger sought to create a dynamic, innovative educational community. Those who knew Bollinger well describe him as a…

Valarie King-Bailey at podium for Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards ceremony
March 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…

UW Crest with engineering background
March 9, 2022

ECE alumnus Keith Nosbusch to receive honorary degree from UW-Madison

Keith Nosbusch (BSEE ’74), an alumnus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive an honorary degree at spring commencement in May, 2022 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Nosbusch…

Marion Gilbert Wells
March 6, 2022

Alumna aims to get students—and an industry—excited about materials science education

Many of Marion Gilbert Wells’ peers spent their childhoods rewiring the family toaster or building high-tech model rockets. But that wasn’t the case for Wells. “When I’m speaking to young…

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…

Wei-Di Cheng with family with the James Webb Space Telescope
January 12, 2022

Alum contributes to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

A University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering mechanics alumnus made important contributions to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science observatory. The telescope launched on Dec….

Virgil Abloh with Dean Ian Robertson
November 29, 2021

Groundbreaking designer, civil engineering alumnus Abloh passes away

Virgil Abloh (BSCE ’03), a University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineering alumnus who went on to forge a groundbreaking career as a fashion designer, died on November, 28, 2021, in Chicago….