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4/04/2022

New CBE class gets students excited about the future of plastics recycling

Like many people, Dell Zimmerman, a PhD student in chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, assumed plastic recycling was an efficient, mature technology. Then he signed up…

Nimish Pujara works with faculty associate Jacob Zeuske to test a wavemaker
4/04/2022

For undergrads, there’s an undercurrent of excitement in the renovated fluid mechanics lab

Upgrades in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s fluids teaching lab are bringing in new state-of-the-art learning tools for undergraduate engineering students. The Kenneth R. & Ruth M. Wright…

Students in NE 231: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering course work in the makerspace
3/22/2022

Building community and shaping context: Unique new course offers real-world intro to nuclear engineering

A new undergraduate course is setting first-year UW-Madison nuclear engineering students up for success in their major by providing a hands-on introduction to technological aspects of nuclear engineering. Additionally, the…

Students working with a microscope system in lab course
3/02/2022

New lab course shines light on optical principles

Walk through any of the buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering campus and it won’t take you long to come across a microscope in a research lab….

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1/18/2022

New machine learning and data science option offers ECE undergrads in-demand skills

In the last couple of decades, technology has become very efficient at collecting information from the physical world, including wearable medical sensors, radar systems integrated into automobiles and satellites monitoring…

Photo of Hannah Blum with students
12/09/2021

In a real-life class, civil engineering undergrads learn in a virtual world

Hannah Blum is blending the virtual with what’s real for students in her Steel Structures 1 class. Blum, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Alain H….

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11/01/2021

Focus on ethics education makes UW-Madison engineering stand out

Some of the most heated discussions about technology don’t have anything to do with operating systems or RPMs. Rather, as new technologies change almost every facet of modern life, the…

4/22/2021

Manuela Romero receives Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Leadership

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has honored Manuela Romero, College of Engineering associate dean for undergraduate affairs, with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Leadership (College, School, or Larger University Community…

Photo of students working in the makerspace
4/16/2021

Plexus supporting Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab with $240,000 gift

Plexus Corp., a global leader in complex product design, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services, is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering to advance the college’s already…

3/30/2021

U.S. News places UW-Madison graduate programs high in 2022 rankings

UW–Madison graduate programs are once again ranked among the nation’s best in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” UW-Madison placed 26th (three-way tie) overall…