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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.

Educational engineering games take stay-at-home kids to the next level

April 23, 2020

UW–Madison engineers and Field Day Lab game designers have developed options for productive screen time for kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery

April 3, 2020

“You can’t cool too little; you can’t cool too much; and you can’t wait too long following an injury to start treatment,” says mechanical engineer Christian Franck. And when the researchers identified that sweet spot, the results were striking.

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.