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A technician works with radioisotopes
November 21, 2022

From isotopes to internships, UW-Madison partnership energizes growing Wisconsin company

In late 2019, staff at Beloit, Wisconsin-based company NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes opened a package filled with radioactive materials. The delivery sparked an ongoing research collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison…

Maitreyee Sanjiv Marathe with the e-Little Free Library
May 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
May 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…

Scan of canoe
May 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
December 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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July 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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May 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…

Photo of plastic scrap for recycling
May 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,…

students working
February 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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February 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…