Tag Engineering

Renewable energy flooring takes a step forward at Union South

September 7, 2017

A research team of UW engineers has installed a 96-square-foot, high-tech prototype that uses cheap, abundant wood pulp to harness the energy of footsteps and convert it into electricity.

App helps farmers make the most of their corn harvest

August 30, 2017

A new smartphone app developed at UW–Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.

UW–Madison team earns Hyperloop competition innovation award

August 28, 2017

The team, made up mainly of UW–Madison undergraduate engineering students, was among the top competitors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II completed Sunday in California.

New course will teach students how to fly drones, collect data

June 12, 2017

This summer, the UW–Madison College of Engineering added a new way for students to navigate the skies: a course on drones.

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

May 19, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades.

Online support may help older adults deal with chronic conditions

April 20, 2017

UW–Madison engineers and doctors believe Medicare patients with several chronic conditions would be happier and healthier if they could manage their own symptoms.

Madison company obtains FDA approval for sleep-data software

April 12, 2017

Ensodata, a UW–Madison spinoff that sifts through mountains of data from studies at sleep centers, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration on April 11 for its main product to be a medical device.

Shrine for ‘sneakerheads’: UW–Madison e-business group helps Foot Locker move the shoes

March 22, 2017

In downtown Wausau, an old strip mall hides one of Wisconsin’s most sophisticated e-commerce systems, dedicated to selling shoes online, an operation built with the help of UW–Madison.

UW-Madison program conveys progress to Oconto manufacturer

February 7, 2017

Conveyor maker Nercon's leaders learned new productivity techniques from UW–Madison's Engineering Professional Development department.

Capital infusion prepares UW–Madison startup to stir up industrial adhesive market

January 27, 2017

An idea hatched during an engineering class at the University of Wisconsin–Madison promises to reduce waste in a common industrial mixing process.

Unraveling the radium riddle

January 9, 2017

UW-Madison researchers began a two-year grant from the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI) to examine water samples taken from 22 monitoring wells in and around Dane County to try to determine the geological strata that contribute to elevated radium levels in groundwater.

Q&A: Student speaker says UW ‘transformed’ him

December 14, 2016

Student keynote speaker Terrence Thurk, who's graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, was selected after submitting a video showing his passion for UW–Madison.

Staying in the loop

December 6, 2016

What’s the future of high-speed transportation? A team of UW–Madison students thinks it’s on the right track — actually, more of a tube — with Badgerloop, a 200-mph pod that levitates its passenger through an above-ground vacuum tube.

Morgridge ‘prototype pathway’ yields a novel organ transplant technology

November 10, 2016

A group composed mostly of UW–Madison student engineers has come up with a design to better cool organs before transplantation.