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PhD student Weijun Shen works with a robotic arm
June 7, 2023

Work of art: PhD student brings origami to 3D printing

At home, Weijun Shen enjoys crafting origami cranes and frogs for his 4-year-old daughter. But the PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison also brings his artistic curiosity into the…

College of Engineering graduate recognition celebration 2023
May 15, 2023

In festive form, college honors hundreds of Badger engineering grads

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, nearly 700 of the college’s 1,200 total engineering graduates—bachelor’s, master’s and PhD—packed the Kohl Center for the college’s annual graduate recognition celebration. Even after a…

Kyle Sprecker
May 12, 2023

MS&E transfer student made the most of his time at UW-Madison

Kyle Sprecker grew up in Madison, just a few miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. When he was younger, the university felt distant and he rarely visited. “It always…

Tyler Bennett lifts a case overhead with help from an exoskeleton
April 18, 2023

Exosuits may ease strain on construction industry

The construction industry workforce is aging and facing major shortages to keep pace with demand across the United States. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, almost a quarter of…

students Teekay Kowalewski (left) and Dylan Zinkgraf (right) present Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin with the medallion
April 10, 2023

Engineering students create medallion for chancellor’s investiture

On April 14, 2023, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will hold just the third investiture ceremony for the formal installation of a new chancellor in its 175-year history. And during this…

Students Everett Cartier, Xiangfei Wang, Isaac Krause and Ryan Meekin present their research on an advanced arm prosthetic
April 4, 2023

For entrepreneurial students, medical device class is good for business

As Everett Cartier prepared for his group’s venture capital pitch in support of an advanced arm prosthetic, he knew he’d be facing a tough audience. Never mind that it was…

Amy Wiersma taking water samples
March 27, 2023

In Wisconsin, working with water grounds Wiersma

Amy Wiersma has long dreamed of an environmentally focused career. Now she’s getting to make that dream a reality. Wiersma, a PhD student in the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program…

student doing hands-on work
March 20, 2023

UW-Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

Updated: March 20, 2023 Many of Wisconsin’s most notable companies have grown from family businesses founded decades ago into multibillion-dollar companies with an international reach—and engineers drive the innovations that…

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,…