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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.

Research may yield improved treatment for diseased lungs

May 24, 2007

A multi-institutional team of engineers, scientists and clinicians from the University of Wisconsin–Madison will study large-artery biomechanics that could play a role in heart failure in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Student race car design team takes first place

May 23, 2007

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Formula SAE Racing student vehicle team took first place at the international competition in Detroit.

Unique engine-centered master’s program graduates first class

May 18, 2007

A master of engineering program that began out of a lunch conversation between University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and industry professionals is graduating its first class of 10 students this week.

Resident bacteria may help clean phosphorous from lakes

May 2, 2007

UW-Madison engineer Katherine McMahon is integrating her expertise in wastewater engineering and in biological systems to study the bacterial community in different eutrophied lakes — two in Madison and one in China — to learn more about how those bacteria affect phosphorus cycling in the lakes.

Team seeks to add advanced microlenses to technology

April 25, 2007

Most of us peer through lenses every day, but the “microlenses” devised by engineering professors Hongrui Jiang and Dave Beebe aren’t nearly so ordinary. Made of liquid and designed to be self-adjusting, these tiny lenses are a breed apart from their counterparts in eyeglasses and cameras.

Breaching a gateway to the cell, drug discovery

March 13, 2007

With support from the Discovery Seed Grant Program, Wisconsin scientists are poised to bring a novel approach to finding new medicines by deploying the atomic force microscope — the foremost tool of the nanotechnologist — to screen agents as they dock with critical cell receptors.

UW-Madison stellerator a step forward in plasma research

March 9, 2007

A project by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has come one step closer to making fusion energy possible.