Frances Corry and Ken Richardson are recipients of the 2007 Dean of Students Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award (OURASA) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The awards recognize the unique accomplishments of adult students who overcome obstacles to attain a degree.
Designed by University of Wisconsin–Madison biomedical engineering students, a device that improves the diagnostic yield of fine-needle aspiration, a sensory-substitution device for hearing impairment, and a magnetic-resonance-compatible device for imaging lower extremities during movement received top honors in the first annual Tong Biomedical Engineering Design Award competition.
Overcoming such obstacles as thunderstorms, muddy turf and an emergency hotel-hallway bridge-building practice, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Concrete Canoe Team and Steel Bridge Team each dominated the Great Lakes Regional Competition, held April 26-29 at Purdue University.
University of Wisconsin–Madison juniors Adam Schmidt and Max Bruner are among 65 students from 56 colleges and universities nationwide who have been selected as 2007 Truman Scholars. They were chosen from among 585 candidates nominated by 280 public and private institutions.