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May 14, 2024

Zavala helps develop educational video game tackling algae blooms

The latest video game from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Field Day Lab and Victor Zavala, the Baldovin-DaPra Professor in chemical and biological engineering, teaches high school students how to harness…

Students discuss a low-frequency magnetic beacon
April 15, 2024

There’s no substitute for real engineering: In underwater localization class, design students aim for new technology

When Joe Berg, a senior in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was deciding which classes to take for the fall semester 2023, one offering caught his…

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…

Assistant Professor Quentin Dudley and graduate student Sarah Noga working in new Bluemke Family Biolab
March 7, 2024

The new Bluemke Family Biolab brings biological engineers closer together, literally

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is known for its collaborative spirit, and few researchers on campus demonstrate that ethos more than the biological engineers in the Department of Chemical and Biological…

Students in the renovated mechanics of materials testing laboratory
February 27, 2024

Renovated materials mechanics lab enhances classroom, testing options

Renovations to the mechanics of materials testing laboratory in Engineering Hall will expand student understanding of materials deformation physics and demonstrate how materials choices affect every engineering discipline. Mechanical Engineering…

Students test their crane design
February 26, 2024

In design class, cranes prepare first-year mechanical engineers to soar

When Greg Nellis and Kris Dressler set out to revamp the hands-on design project for ME 201: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, they saw an opportunity to also help prepare students…

UW Crest with engineering background
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…