A group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students has been awarded the national title for the KPMG International Case Competition, and will be representing the U.S. this April when they take on teams from more than two dozen nations in Hong Kong.
The contest is in its fourth year and open to all UW–Madison undergraduate and graduate students. Previously known as the Climate Leadership Challenge, the competition has been renamed the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize to reflect a broader focus on real-world solutions to sustainability.
A prosthetic hand that could be cheaply created on a 3-D printer for amputees in developing countries won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, one of a pair of competitions that make up Innovation Days. Held Feb. 9 and 10, the event rewards University of Wisconsin–Madison students for creative and marketable ideas.
Under the right circumstances, the undergraduate student teams that won a University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering design competition can either help protect a family from the elements or a hockey team from a scoring play.
Deriving their inspiration from fields ranging from music and ice hockey to cross-country skiing and wind energy, eight University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate engineering student design teams will compete Wednesday, Dec. 14 for a top cash prize of $2,500.
University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alexis Brown is one of an elite group of American students to be awarded a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most coveted honors in the world of higher education.
Three University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering graduate students won second place and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2011 Distinguished Student Humanitarian Prize for their work on the Microformer, a low-cost transformer built with recycled electrical components.
It's an inflatable home fit for an asteroid: Designing a prototype habitat that looks like giant tent for the next generation of space explorers, an interdisciplinary team of University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate students has won the NASA eXploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challenge.
A smartphone application that will allow running race observers to keep track of particular runners in real time has won $10,000 and top prize at the inaugural University of Wisconsin–Madison Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize.