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Study shows effectiveness of substance-use diversion program

August 24, 2021

The Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative offers an alternative to the use-arrest-use cycle of individuals who committed a nonviolent, drug use-related crime.

Engineering students learn by solving real-world problems

June 7, 2021

Students overwhelmingly enjoy the classes that enable them to put their calculus, chemistry, physics and other knowledge to use.

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-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.

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.

UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

April 13, 2021

Max Bock-Aronson says his UW engineering education, and the opportunities he had as a student, played a crucial role developing his entrepreneurial skills.

New condenser makes water from air, even in the hot sun

April 1, 2021

Unlike other radiative vapor condensers which can only operate at night, the new design works in direct sunlight and requires no energy input.

CDC recommends fitters like Badger Seal, giving it boost

March 4, 2021

The team of UW–Madison engineers developed a simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself fitter that ensures a tighter mask seal around the wearer’s nose, mouth and face, as masks can leave gaps that could allow virus particles to escape.

Badger Talks video: The right type of mask

February 23, 2021

In this Badger Talks interview, mechanical engineering professor Scott Sanders talks through some of the mask-fitting guidance.

Materials science is a natural fit for Wisconsin manufacturing

February 22, 2021

Not only are top UW–Madison materials science students sought after by industry, but breakthroughs in materials developed at the university often have direct impacts on local businesses.

Badger Talks video: The future of travel

January 28, 2021

The start of mass vaccination for COVID-19 has raised the exciting prospect of being able to travel again in the near future. In this Badger Talks video, Laura Albert, professor of industrial and systems engineering, talks about what we can expect as we return.

Common microbes team up to degrade polymer composites

January 11, 2021

The study may help structural engineers to understand environmental stressors of polymer composite materials and how to design them to resist microbial degradation.

Contactless thermometer helps monitor student health

December 18, 2020

A prototype “contactless” thermometer was created by borrowing the sensor from a commercially available thermometer and adding a microcontroller and distance sensor controlled by open-source code.

Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

December 14, 2020

A team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineer Christian Franck is working on better ways to detect concussions and better protective equipment to prevent them.