The grand prize went to NovoMoto, which packages and sells solar lighting systems under an innovative rent-to-own program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Student Personnel Association recognized eight distinguished UW–Madison employees for their work in student services.
The Madison ensemble Sound Out Loud, which includes four UW–Madison doctoral music students, has won a nationwide award for its performances of contemporary classical music.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again been ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.
UW-Madison Professor Dan Ludois is a Moore Inventor Fellow and one step closer to bringing a potentially transformative invention into the world.
The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."
Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.
UW-Madison senior McKenna Collins was named Miss Wisconsin in June, and the title amounts to a full-time job for a year.
The 2017 recipients are Jim Berbee, a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor; Robert Bergman, the Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor Emeritus in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley; Danae Davis, the executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds; and Kelly Kahl, the president of CBS Entertainment.
The team, made up mainly of UW–Madison undergraduate engineering students, was among the top competitors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II completed Sunday in California.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again been named one of the top 30 universities in the country by Washington Monthly magazine, rising to 26th overall from 28th last year.
On Saturday, April 22, the Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin Phi Beta Kappa Past President Professor Larry Shapiro (Philosophy) led the induction of 144 students into…