Stories indexed under: College of Engineering

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  • White House ceremony Wisconsin engineer earns presidential award April 15, 2014 U.S. President Barack Obama honored an outstanding University of Wisconsin-Madison engineer this week when he recognized recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
  • Photo: David Beebe The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood April 15, 2014 Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.
  • Six appointed to WARF professorships March 27, 2014 Six members of the UW–Madison faculty have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships in 2014.
  • Photo: Timothy Shedd Startup focuses on reliable, efficient cooling for computer servers March 20, 2014 In a dark, windy room on the top floor of Engineering Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, racks of computers are processing information for a college that relies, like all technical fields, on massive computing power. The noise comes from multiple fans located inside each computer case and from the large air conditioner that drives currents through the room to remove waste heat from the processors.
  • Paul M. DeLuca Jr. Graduate programs ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report March 11, 2014 Numerous UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
  • Desire 2 Learn logo UW-Madison student innovators win Desire 2 Learn grand prize March 5, 2014 An idea that began as a homework assignment for two UW-Madison sophomores living in Sellery Hall's Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community, has since grown into a fully functional, award-winning website that serves hundreds of UW-Madison students.
  • Forward under 40 winners Forward under 40 Awards honor seven UW-Madison alumni March 4, 2014 The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has recognized seven young alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for their contributions in a wide variety of fields to the global community.
  • Wendy Crone Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells March 3, 2014 A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has induced human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to differentiate toward pure-population, mature heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.
  • Photo: Xudong Wang Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics Feb. 20, 2014 A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go - without the need for an electrical cord.
  • Innovation Days logo Innovation Days marks 20 years of undergrad entrepreneurship Feb. 13-14 Feb. 10, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduates are greeting the 20th anniversary of the Innovation Days competition with inventions that range from healthcare to agriculture to exercise for amputees.
  • Charles Mistretta Two UW-Madison faculty members named to National Academy of Engineering Feb. 6, 2014 The National Academy of Engineering has named two University of Wisconsin-Madison professors to its 2014 class of members.
  • Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up Jan. 16, 2014 Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that’s ripe with possibility for biofuels.
  • Randolph Ashton A shift in stem cell research Jan. 10, 2014 A team of engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a process to improve the creation of synthetic neural stem cells for use in central nervous system research.
  • Online engineering graduate programs third in latest U.S. News rankings Jan. 8, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked third by U.S. News & World Report among schools offering high-quality online graduate engineering programs. This is the third year in a row UW-Madison has ranked in the top ten.
  • Photo: B. Ross Barmish Control theorist Barmish challenges need to model financial markets Dec. 10, 2013 B. Ross Barmish hopes his research will build a bridge between control theorists and financial scholars. Barmish, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UW-Madison, posits that not only are predictive models of financial markets unreliable, but also that stock traders can do without predictive models, simply by applying control theory to the markets.
  • Photo: Jim Dumesic Wisconsin engineer honored for ongoing innovation Dec. 10, 2013 Corn may be a dietary staple for humans and animals around the world, but in Jim Dumesic's eyes, the plant "waste" left after the harvest holds even more potential as a renewable bio-based source of fuels and important chemicals. On Dec. 10, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named Dumesic, the Steenbock professor and Michel Boudart professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, among 143 leading innovators elected to its 2013 class of fellows.
  • Drew Birrenkott UW-Madison senior wins Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 24, 2013 University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Drew Birrenkott has been awarded a 2014 Rhodes Scholarship. He joins an elite group of students that have received one of the top honors in higher education.
  • Photo: Zhijie Wang Discovery sheds light on how changes in lungs can hurt the heart Nov. 8, 2013 A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has discovered important biomechanical changes in human arteries that could increase understanding of how pulmonary hypertension leads to heart failure.
  • Photo: Steve Cramer Two honored for advancing status of UW women Nov. 5, 2013 Lynn Edlefson, campus child care coordinator and director of the Office of Child Care & Family Resources, and Steve Cramer, associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Engineering, are the recipients of this year’s Women's Philanthropy Council (WPC) Champion Awards at UW-Madison.
  • Photo: Karu Sankaralingam Astronaut scholarship honors undergrad’s adventures in research Oct. 23, 2013 Even in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, where undergraduates are encouraged to seek hands-on experience, it’s rare that a faculty member finds himself taken aback by a freshman’s eagerness to get involved in research.