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Joel Baraka and Anson Liow
9/29/2022

A quest to learn: Baraka and Liow create educational African card game

Joel Baraka and Anson Liow his newest game can take its players on an educational quest across the African continent. Baraka is working with his longtime friend and fellow civil…

Group shot with Max Beal in Kenya
9/14/2022

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, environmental engineer Paul Block and his students study the season’s climate conditions to predict what…

Engineers Without Borders students in Puerto Rico
8/10/2022

Energy surge: ECE students lead Engineers Without Borders back into the field

One of the reasons University of Wisconsin-Madison students join Engineers Without Borders is to cross some actual borders—in most cases, participants travel abroad to help implement water, power or other…

Carlos Pérez De Jesús
7/27/2022

Graduate student Carlos Pérez De Jesús feels at home in CBE

When Carlos Pérez De Jesús first traveled from Puerto Rico to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program in 2014, he was excited to attend…

Maitreyee Sanjiv Marathe with the e-Little Free Library
5/23/2022

Solar Little Free Libraries provide power to people who need it most

For many people who are homeless or members of underserved populations, cell phones are a lifeline; a phone may be their only way to keep in touch with distant friends…

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…

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. Innovators worldwide…

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…