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Student designs restore mobility to a rooster with one foot and a client with MD

June 2, 2021

Every semester, the Inter Engr 170 freshman design course gives first-year University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers a chance to get valuable hands-on experience working on practical projects with real clients.

UW researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

June 2, 2021

While these mining operations are often called “artisanal” or “small-scale,” in aggregate they are very destructive.

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

May 24, 2021

A planned new building is a critical starting point in the college’s ability to provide a hands-on education to many more engineering students and help keep pace with industry growth.

Earth’s vegetation is changing faster today than it has over the last 18,000 years

May 20, 2021

The research suggests that humanity’s dominant influence on ecosystems that is so visible today has its origin in the earliest civilizations and the rise of agriculture, deforestation and other ways our species has influenced the landscape.

First we tamed turnips. Then we turned them into bok choy and other veggies.

May 19, 2021

This new research represents the most complete look yet at how humans domesticated the ubiquitous species Brassica rapa, untangling the complex web of domestication.

Video: Dean Robertson engineering expansion

May 17, 2021

“The new facility will stimulate collaboration, spark research discoveries and serve as the focal point of our engineering campus, Robertson said.

New director leads major changes in campus human research protection program

May 6, 2021

Gretchen Anding is implementing steps that will allow for greater collaboration, consistency and communication in the compliance process.

UW grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

April 30, 2021

Abi Fergus says understanding tribal citizens’ attitudes toward wolves helped her stay in touch with the human dimension of her research.

Great Lakes research to fuel emerging bioeconomy

April 29, 2021

GLBRC is laying the groundwork for economically viable and environmentally sustainable biorefineries that use dedicated bioenergy crops grown on land unsuitable for food production — work that could serve as a cornerstone for an emerging bioeconomy.

Tom Brock, who discovered world-changing extremophiles, dies at 94

April 26, 2021

One of the species Brock discovered helped usher in the modern era of molecular biology and underpins today’s PCR tests for the COVID-19 virus.

Human-Computer Interaction focuses on technology to improve daily lives

April 21, 2021

Human-Computer Interaction research at UW–Madison aims to make technology more accessible while fostering efficiency in human-centered tasks.