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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…

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5/17/2022

3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe

In March 2022, Lennon Rodgers ventured into Wisconsin’s State Archive Preservation Facility for the first time. It’s a space not unlike the archaeology warehouse featured in Raiders of the Lost…

Engineering Mall
12/17/2021

New model establishes early link between UW-Madison engineers and entrepreneurs

An innovative public-private collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and growth capital firm WISC Partners will connect high-potential regional technology companies with leading university engineering experts. In…

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7/13/2021

New round of funding puts CBE spinoff company Pyran, Inc. on the path to full commercialization

Pyran, Inc., a Madison-based renewable chemical company with its roots in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, recently announced it has closed its latest round of…

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5/24/2021

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

The UW-Madison College of Engineering’s graduates boost Wisconsin’s economy with their know-how in manufacturing, health care, construction, highways, energy infrastructure, digital infrastructure and more. The college hopes to meet the…

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5/13/2021

Can chemical engineering save the world from mounting plastic pollution?

Plastic is truly a wonder material. Since the earliest versions hit the market, the lightweight, flexible polymers have remade the world—sometimes literally. Plastics have revolutionized medical devices, packaging and shipping,…

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2/22/2021

Materials science is a natural fit for Wisconsin manufacturing

Innovation and research are what keep Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector vibrant, and one secret weapon is the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Not only are top materials…

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2/12/2021

UW-Madison driving Wisconsin’s economy now and into the future

Powered by a top-ranked research program, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, its affiliate organizations and the startup companies coming out of the university have a total $30.8 billion annual statewide economic…

5/07/2020

Undergraduate engineers earn Wisconsin Idea Fellowships for global work

Five undergraduates in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are working on projects on three continents that have received 2020-21 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships. The projects, sponsored by the Morgridge…

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4/03/2020

COVID-19 impact: How engineers are making a difference

As a global community, we are experiencing unprecedented change on what seems like a daily basis. Here in the College of Engineering, we are committed to our educational and research…