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Student Ben Levy makes an adjustment to his haptic glove
April 29, 2024

Undergrad’s ambitious research project produces novel haptic glove design

As a high school student in the San Francisco Bay Area during COVID pandemic lockdowns, Ben Levy had a lot of free time on his hands while being stuck at…

Theodore Puls poses next to the chemical vapor deposition system
April 19, 2024

With job at leading semiconductor company waiting in the wings, chef overcomes obstacles and remains positive in quest to earn chemical engineering degree

In 2018, Theodore Puls was living in Boulder, Colorado, working as the chef at a restaurant he helped design when he hit a rough patch. He was in the middle…

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…

Qin lab in front of test flight plane
April 15, 2024

UW-Madison engineers make 3D printing breakthrough in race to in-space manufacturing

In the end, Rayne Wolf could hardly bear to look at the monitor attached to the microscope she and her labmates had set up in a hangar at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood…

Undergraduates in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s capstone class examine a piece of laser-textured steel using a scanning electron microscope
April 12, 2024

For Wisconsin company, undergrads highlight laser focus on engineered coatings

Almost every metal tool out there, from surgical scalpels to agricultural blades, is treated with some sort of engineered coating. These coatings have all sorts of benefits—including reducing wear and…

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…

Simar Tathgir using her computer
March 18, 2024

Inspired by grand challenges, undergrad Simar Tathgir seeks to create positive change

Simar Tathgir, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has crammed more into her first two years of school than some students do their entire college careers. Tathgir is a…

CEE students students Maya Pardanani, Kris Alvarado, Clara Zwolanek, Dylan Schindler and Rachael Heck
March 18, 2024

Student team tackles deep challenge in northwestern Wisconsin lake

Day by day, sand piles up on Lake Altoona’s lakebed. It’s a problem that builds over time and beneath the surface, making the 840-acre reservoir less suitable for fish and…

PhD student Jenna Swenson working in the lab
March 18, 2024

Upper Midwest water samples key in future industrial chemical breakdown

Sometimes it’s best to embrace the complexities of environmental science. That’s one big takeaway from research that sheds light on how manganese oxides break down contaminants in water. Fourth-year civil…

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…