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Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

May 10, 2022

The new research details the framework for designing a network of AED-outfitted, autonomous flying drones, which could allow the life-saving devices to more quickly reach people experiencing cardiac arrest.

A penetrating gaze: System allows world’s first X-ray look at electron-beam 3D-printing process

April 18, 2022

A team of UW–Madison mechanical engineers have pioneered the integration of several imaging technologies into a system that can study the fundamental mechanics of electron beam powder bed fusion in real time.

You’re muted — or are you? Videoconferencing apps may listen even when mic is off

April 11, 2022

Not only did researchers find that the apps gather audio data while "mute" is activated; they could identify activities picked up when microphones weren't believed to be on, such as eating, playing music, typing and cleaning.

Dramatically reducing defects, new technique opens applications for 3D-printing metal parts

March 15, 2022

UW researchers have discovered a way to enable a prominent additive manufacturing technique called laser powder bed fusion to produce metal parts that have significantly fewer defects.

Scientists, undergraduates team up to protect astronauts from radiation

March 14, 2022

A research team will refine and test a novel idea for a traveling magnetic field strong enough to deflect harmful radiation from astronauts as they travel to Mars or set up bases around the moon.

New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris

February 28, 2022

The carbon nanotube could be used in lightweight, high-performance armor materials, for example, in bulletproof vests to better protect the wearer or in shields around spacecraft to mitigate damage from flying high-speed microdebris.

Makerspace fun: Waxing skis, snowboards

February 22, 2022

On Feb. 18, the creators at UW Makerspace turned to a light-hearted task: Waxing skis and snowboards.

UW–Madison online graduate engineering programs rank in top 10

February 1, 2022

This is the eleventh year in a row that the online engineering programs, offered through the College of Engineering’s Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, have been highly ranked among a competitive field of engineering and online programs.

UW alum helped pack James Webb telescope for space travel

January 25, 2022

Wei-Di Cheng, a 1993 engineering graduate, analyzed mechanical ground systems to propose, design, fabricate, test and deliver ground systems to support spacecraft and payload integration.

Students, faculty honored by Alliant for academics, community service

October 28, 2021

The awards recognize the outstanding academic and community-service efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing a degree in business or engineering.

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.