Engineering

Staying in the loop

December 6, 2016

What’s the future of high-speed transportation? A team of UW–Madison students thinks it’s on the right track — actually, more of a tube — with Badgerloop, a 200-mph pod that levitates its passenger through an above-ground vacuum tube.

Outreach

Fast Plants Program’s new varieties are tailored for classroom use

December 8, 2016

A UW–Madison program built around plants that mature quickly enough to engage the scientific curiosity of elementary through college students is releasing two new varieties that make the popular plants even better suited to classrooms.

Philanthropy

UW’s first Philanthropy Lab class to award $50,000 to nonprofit groups

December 8, 2016

On Dec. 12, members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s first Philanthropy Lab class will award $10,000 each to five local nonprofits, in the culmination of a new semester-long course that offered an innovative learning opportunity in philanthropic giving.

Featured Expert

Majid Sarmadi: Pantone color of the year

Majid Sarmadi, an expert on color theory and technology, can comment on "greenery" being chosen as the Pantone Color of… More

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Honors

UW-Madison student wins Marshall Scholarship

December 6, 2016

UW-Madison senior Deshawn McKinney has been named a winner of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award given to up to 40 scholars each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Opportunities

New ESL active learning lab expands learning possibilities for international students

December 5, 2016

The UW–Madison ESL program — part of the English Department — recently celebrated the launch of a new interactive learning lab.