Tag College of Engineering

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.

Could yesterday’s Earth contain clues for making tomorrow’s medicines?

November 19, 2018

UW-Madison researchers have described initial steps toward achieving chemistries that encode information in a variety of conditions that might mimic the environment of prehistoric Earth.

UW–Madison center takes lead in improving mental health services in Great Lakes region

August 30, 2018

A new UW–Madison tech transfer center funded by a $3.7 million federal grant will provide training and technical assistance to support the region’s mental health workforce, covering treatment and recovery services.