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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…

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April 4, 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
April 4, 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
March 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
March 2, 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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January 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
December 9, 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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November 1, 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…

October 24, 2021

New environmental engineering major is a natural fit for undergrads

A new engineering bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for a lifetime of work as leaders in environmental engineering through exposure to multidisciplinary work and building…

Close interaction with industry leaders is the driving spirit behind a new graduate-level course in biotechnology and innovation in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
August 30, 2021

Beyond the bench: New course will put grad students a step ahead in biotech industry

While his colleagues nodded along confidently, Phil Keegan scribbled furiously in his notebook, trying to keep up with the onslaught of acronyms and regulatory terminology being bandied about. As the…