Tag Engineering

UW-Madison part of DOE-funded ‘microgrid’ collaboration

April 23, 2008

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers will collaborate with industrial and government partners on a $14 million project to implement a microgrid power backup system at the nation's fifth-largest incarceration facility-the Santa Rita Jail.

WAGE awards three research collaborative grants related to globalization

April 10, 2008

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) announces the three winners of its research collaborative competition, each receiving $100,000 during a three-year period.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but gasoline might

April 7, 2008

In 2003, University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate student George Huber and colleagues made hydrogen from plant sugars using nickel-tin alloy catalysts in the lab of Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor James Dumesic.

New nanoparticle catalyst brings fuel-cell cars closer to showroom

March 19, 2008

A University of Wisconsin–Madison and University of Maryland (UM) team has developed a new nanotechnology-driven chemical catalyst that paves the way for more efficient hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Hot subjects—Civil and Environmental Engineering 679: Travel Behavior Analysis

February 18, 2008

From the moment people step outside their homes to the moment they return, civil and environmental engineering professor Jessica Guo is …

Catheterized system wins annual student creativity prize

February 12, 2008

A catheterized system to sense bladder pressure and control urine flow to prevent incontinence won the $10,000 top prize in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, an annual University of Wisconsin–Madison invention competition.

Undergrad team debuts in genetic engineering competition

December 21, 2007

For the first time, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduates participated in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM), held this fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Global engineering forum targets looming engineering shortage

November 13, 2007

The United States and the world face severe shortages of engineers by the year 2025, according to research based on U.S. Bureau of Labor data. The challenge of developing leaders in the changing engineering and technical workforce will be explored during the third annual University of Wisconsin–Madison Engineering Executives Forum.

New mechanical engineering building set for generations of innovation

October 19, 2007

When the Mechanical Engineering Building on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus opened its doors in 1930, sliding chalkboards and concrete floors were among its most innovative features.