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January 19, 2024

UW–Madison to transform STEM graduate education with Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will establish a new hub called the Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change, or WiSC2, to transform graduate…

Postdoctoral associate Hyeyoung Koh, undergraduate Lennart-Fredrik Schmitz and Assistant Professor Hannah Blum with the SEAhorse
January 4, 2024

Vacuum box enhances structures lab testing capacity

A new vacuum box in the Jun and Sandy Lee Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory will allow University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering researchers and students to test how steel deck…

Carley Schwartz works in a biosafety cabinet as part of Biomedical Engineering 602: CRISPR Genome Editing and Engineering Laboratory
November 6, 2023

CRISPR lab course puts revolutionary gene editing tool into students’ hands

As a researcher in a genomics lab, Carley Schwartz is much more familiar with the gene-editing tool CRISPR than the vast majority of the roughly 4,800 undergraduate students in the…

Students critique data visualizations in ISyE 649: Interactive Data Analytics
September 29, 2023

ISyE data science courses instill skills, responsibility

When industrial engineering students hit the job market, employers are after candidates who can comfortably manage, analyze and act on data. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the…

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June 16, 2023

In new course, students objectively analyze interplay between energy, carbon emissions and the environment

A new course in the UW-Madison Department of Mechanical Engineering enables undergraduate students to apply their engineering training to better understand one of today’s biggest issues—the carbon footprint of various…

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….

Students conduct experiments in CEE’s Environmental Engineering Mechanics class
March 13, 2023

One-of-a-kind environmental engineering class overflows with real-world examples

A new course in environmental engineering is teaching students how the materials they use in civil infrastructure can have broad, lasting impacts on the world around us. Mohan Qin, an…

Students Kate Nelson and Madison Noe practice drawing techniques with Kate Fu
March 9, 2023

Drawing on paper, computer modeling course puts design into perspective

When Kate Fu revamped ME 231: Geometric Modeling for Design and Manufacturing, she knew the new hands-on drawing exercises would take many students out of their comfort zones. After all,…

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…

Industrial engineering students Greyson Wainwright, Josie Beres and Rayne Wolf work on a desktop hydroponics system.
December 2, 2022

New industrial engineering course puts design, manufacturing into students’ hands

University of Wisconsin-Madison industrial engineering students Rayne Wolf, Josie Beres and Greyson Wainwright huddle around a desktop hydroponic system, inspecting the growth of alfalfa, mung beans and soybeans. Later in…