Tag Engineering

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

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.

Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

July 17, 2019

A graduate student is working on a project to build connections between the UW and Native American tribes around wild rice protection and restoration efforts.

Double dipping: Dual-action ‘slippery’ catheter fights bacteria

May 10, 2019

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin–Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and even someday, oil tankers. The coating contains…

University spinoff breaks ground for essential medical supply; announces move into Europe

May 9, 2019

SHINE Medical, a company with deep roots at UW–Madison, broke ground on a factory in Janesville that will produce molybdenum 99 (moly-99), an isotope needed for scans that assess cardiovascular health, cancer and other conditions.

UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

May 3, 2019

To Bill Murphy and the other leaders of the Forward BIO Initiative, Wisconsin possesses all the elements to become a hub of biomanufacturing in the United States, the Midwest’s version of Boston or San Francisco in this rapidly expanding industry.

UW Changes Lives: Study looks at drinking water safety in Wisconsin

April 4, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher is studying what happens when disinfectants used in the process of treating drinking water react with compounds naturally present in groundwater, sometimes creating byproducts that can be harmful to human health.

UW Women at 150: Computer scientist Thelma Estrin

February 5, 2019

Thelma Estrin was an early pioneer of the field of medical informatics — the now commonplace practice of applying computers to medical research and treatment. She also was something of a trailblazer for women hoping to pursue careers in the sciences.

UW–Madison engineering students design sustainable system for rural school

December 6, 2018

As part of UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year partnership with Green County, engineering students are proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

December 5, 2018

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.