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Q&A with Prof. Steffi Diem, a UW–Madison fusion scientist and 2024 U.S. Science Envoy

March 15, 2024

Diem, a fusion energy expert, specializes in heating the ultra-hot fuel for fusion and confining it within efficient and compact magnetic bottles. Her selection as one of four new U.S. Science Envoys highlights growing recognition of fusion's role in building a clean and renewable energy future.

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October 27, 2023

The researchers found that a huge number of websites — about 15% of more than 7,000 they looked at — store sensitive information as plain text in their HTML source code.

UW–Madison part of effort to advance fusion energy with machine learning

September 1, 2023

The new collaboration is built on open-science principles and will use machine learning to advance our knowledge of promising sources of magnetic fusion energy.

UW’s 5 hottest majors: Student demand, workforce trends drive enrollment gains

February 7, 2023

UW–Madison is constantly evolving to make sure higher education captures student interest and meets the needs of employers here in Wisconsin and around the world.

UW’s Marcel Schreier wins Packard Fellowship for sustainable chemical engineering research

October 18, 2022

Research into sustainable pathways for chemical and fuel manufacturing won Marcel Schreier a 2022 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

‘Were U Wondering’ … how math can tame traffic?

July 19, 2022

Laura Albert, professor of industrial and systems engineering, uses math and science to explain traffic congestion — and what can be done to alleviate it.

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.

Concrete canoe co-presidents discuss construction and community

October 27, 2021

Who knew that designing and constructing a canoe made out of concrete could create such a sense of community?

Nuclear engineering research and education pioneer Max Carbon dies at 99

July 6, 2021

As founding chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Carbon authored "Nuclear Power: Villain or Victim? Our Most Misunderstood Source of Electricity."

WiscWind makes sixth appearance in Collegiate Wind Competition

June 18, 2021

The teams had to design, fabricate, and test a wind turbine, and create a plan for siting a 100-megawatt wind farm in western South Dakota.

Science Expeditions, Engineering Expo offer virtual events statewide April 9–11

April 1, 2021

Both open houses will provide greater access than ever to UW–Madison research labs, at-home experiments and live science demonstrations.

COVID questions: Mask filters, workplace air quality, flu shot

October 15, 2020

Are masks more effective with filters? How can we best maintain my workplace's indoor air quality? If I recently had COVID can I still get a flu shot?

Badger Talks: Staying safe from COVID while indoors

October 6, 2020

In this Badger Talks video, Tim Bertram, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of chemistry and an expert on air quality, discusses what we can do to minimize risk indoors.

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order drove changes in state’s traffic volume

June 2, 2020

Interstate travel in Wisconsin bottomed out the week of March 25 at a 40% reduction for weekday traffic and a 60% reduction on weekends — knowledge that could help with future highway planning and construction.

Virtual symposium addresses key resource during pandemic: clean water

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 may have forced the event to go virtual, but it also brought the importance of its topic into sharp focus. “You can’t wash your hands if you don’t have water,” says Water@UW–Madison's Matt Ginder-Vogel.