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Badgers are in demand after graduation. How UW is making it happen.

February 21, 2023

To help prepare them, students receive hands-on training in real-world skills, experience in professional settings and face-to-face meetings with employers.

Drying process could be key step in the development of life

December 21, 2022

New research could help explain crucial early steps on the path of life that led from a pool filled with simple amino acids to bacteria, redwood trees and people.

UW–Madison has long been a leader in fusion research and education

December 14, 2022

Over more than a half-century, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has become a national leader in the field, with dozens of researchers working on multiple large-scale projects across three departments and two colleges.

Nuclear engineering student crowned Miss America 2023

December 6, 2022

Nuclear engineering student and 2022 Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke won the Miss America title on Dec. 15. She's using her platform to raise awareness of nuclear energy's benefits for a clean energy future.

New carbon nanotube-based foam promises superior protection against concussions

November 18, 2022

A a carbon nanotube foam just one atom thick absorbs specific energy 18 times better than current U.S. military combat helmets.

Understanding freshwater foam may help in fight against PFAS “forever chemicals”

October 18, 2022

Research in the School of Engineering will advance our understanding of how PFAS chemicals behave in diverse aquatic conditions.

Engineer reinvents himself as an ambassador to excite kids worldwide about science

June 6, 2022

After 10 years of rejected applications and failed walk-on attempts in multiple cities, UW alum Jay Flores finally got the call to compete on American Ninja Warrior — and an opportunity to share his message about STEM and perseverance on television’s big stage.

3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe

May 24, 2022

Lennon Rodgers of the College of Engineering performed the scan on the 15-foot dugout canoe recovered in 2021 from the waters of Lake Mendota, part of the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation.

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.