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Tandem bike
5/17/2022

Long ride: Biomedical engineering students persevere to build tandem bike for autistic adult

As an 8-year-old, Noah would pedal around the cul-de-sac in his Madison, Wisconsin, neighborhood, showing off hard-won biking skills his mom had patiently taught him over the course of multiple…

UW Crest with engineering background
5/10/2022

Analyzing an ‘Erie’ algae similarity with Kenya’s Kisumu Bay

When spring comes around, freeing Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, from its annual deep freeze, Paul Block and his students study the season’s climate conditions to predict what summer has…

From left, Seunghyeon Jung, a biological systems engineering PhD student, discusses an idea with Rob Anex, professor of biological systems engineering, Bu Wang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Keerthana Sreenivasan, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, in a lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW–Madison.
4/22/2022

UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech among top-60 in global XPRIZE challenge

For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. The team,…

Student design for a custom gate and fence system
4/05/2022

Making a difference: Seniors’ design benefits Wisconsin company run by high schoolers

When people in the Strum, Wisconsin, area need a custom part machined or fixed, they often turn to a group of talented high school students to get the job done….

Students from the Wisconsin Autonomous team work in an automotive lab.
4/05/2022

In autonomous competition, students drive the solutions

For an autonomous vehicle, navigating a dense, busy urban environment presents almost limitless scenarios that require split-second reactions and accurate decisions. Designing such a vehicle that can operate safely is…

CBE plastic recycling class video still image
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…

Collin Nelson with Scott Breidigan
3/31/2022

Peer mentorship program creates connections in industrial engineering

As a first-year industrial engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tess Vasilakos got an early lesson in the value of having an older student as a mentor. Not only…

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…

Brienna Johnson
3/22/2022

For undergrad, internship adds international perspective on nuclear innovation

As an intern at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, UW-Madison nuclear engineering undergraduate Brienna Johnson is relishing the experience of living abroad and working on efforts…