article Spring 2024

Research, not Reactors: The challenges facing international nuclear engineers

Over 80 years after Italian immigrant Enrico Fermi built the first nuclear reactor, international nuclear engineering students face significant limitations with job options in the United States. Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, sophomore Gerson Esquivel is an undergraduate international student in UW-Madison’s nuclear engineering program. Like many international students, he overcame the challenge of living in […]


 The Secret Lives of Wisconsin Engineer Members

For over a century, the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine has told the stories of the College of Engineering and its students. Today, we’re telling the stories of the people who make it all possible. With winter break reaching its end and spring semester looming, the members of Wisconsin Engineer are preparing for their return to college […]

article Fall 2023

An Investment in the Future: The Legacy of the Washburn Observatory

143 years after being built, the Washburn observatory continues to offer a view of the cosmos to the public. See how dedicated engineering and innovative techniques contributed to the extraordinary lifetime of this UW-Madison icon. Outlasting its namesake, former governor C. C. Washburn, by over half a century and remaining scientifically relevant for decades after […]