Tag College of Engineering

Answering the call: Engineering alum races from Utah to Wisconsin to contribute ventilator expertise

April 1, 2020

“It didn’t hit me until I got back to the facility and saw how many people are coming to volunteer. There are so many people who are giving up a lot to do this. It’s really, truly amazing to be a part of it.”

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices

February 5, 2020

To grow layers of single-crystal oxides for electronic components requires neighboring layers to interlock like Lego blocks. A new method throws out that limitation, producing new capabilities for data storage, sensing, energy technologies, biomedical devices and many other applications.

UW–Madison student engineers to host concrete canoe competitions

January 24, 2020

The university's civil and environmental engineering students will host the regional competition April 2–4 and the national competition June 13–15. UW–Madison won five consecutive national titles from 2003 to 2007.

Discovery sheds new light on how cells move

January 23, 2020

“If we can understand the key factors causing cell migration, then we could perhaps develop new treatments to speed up wound healing,” says Jacob Notbohm, an assistant professor of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Makerspace masks

October 25, 2019

The UW–Madison College of Engineering's Makerspace held a workshop Oct. 24 to teach the basics of thermoforming and mold making by creating Halloween masks. Makerspace Workshops are geared toward newcomers and are open to all UW–Madison students, faculty, staff and alumni.

New accelerated Master of Science in Design + Innovation engages five disciplines, sparks creativity, excites employers

October 21, 2019

Combining expertise from five schools and colleges with team-based interaction, the program promises to offer students a breadth of highly desired skills.

Electric tech could help reverse baldness

September 13, 2019

Reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology developed by UW–Madison engineers.

Chemical catalysis pioneer James Dumesic wins international energy prize

July 25, 2019

Dumesic was selected for his pioneering work on novel catalytic processes for converting plant material into advanced fuels, biodegradable plastics, and other renewable chemicals.

Badgerloop team sets sights on top prize in international competition

July 17, 2019

Students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are facing off against teams from around the world with their concept for an ultrafast futuristic form of transportation in the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

July 8, 2019

UW-Madison engineers have devised a method to create pieces of “smart” glass that can recognize images without requiring any sensors or circuits or power sources. 

New “traffic lights” warn Lake Michigan beachgoers of rip currents

May 21, 2019

The new warning system was spearheaded by Yuli Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering. It's dubbed BLINK - Beach LIghts and Notifying Kiosk.

Canada firm expands in Wisconsin to hire more farm-raised engineers

May 14, 2019

MacDon set up shop in Madison in 2015 for a simple reason: Because of the abundance of engineers with farm experience, mostly educated at UW–Madison.

UW team builds robot that wins national H-O-R-S-E title

April 10, 2019

Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson joins the Wisconsin Robotics team with their victory celebration. Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Images for Land O’Lakes…

Engineers’ projects in focus as campus makerspace holds first “reverse career fair”

February 7, 2019

“It’s a great way for students who have been making a wide range of projects and prototypes to show them off," says the event coordinator.