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article Fall 2023

ECB Resurfaces after a Flood… Again

The curse of the Engineering Centers Building strikes again! After two fires and two floods over the lifetime of the building, how will the community of the College of Engineering recover from yet another disaster? History repeats itself. That’s the saying. While usually applied to large-scale societal events – war, epidemics, famine, natural disasters – […]

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article Fall 2022

Formula SAE: The Spirit of Teamwork and Success

No engineer can complete their best work alone. See how this idea is exemplified in the College of Engineering’s largest student organization. What good is an engine, a wheel, a transmission, and a set of brakes, sitting all alone in a workshop? They have no greater purpose without the whole host of parts that make […]

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article Spring 2022

Engineering Summer Program: Growing a Diverse Community of Engineers Starting in High School

The Engineering Summer Program invites high school students to spend their summers in the UW-Madison College of Engineering with the focus of building a community of students with common goals and interests. It is 5:30 a.m. on July 28, 2018, as 28 bleary-eyed teenagers huddle on the cold stone benches at the very tip of […]

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article Spring 2023

Potatoes and Insects and Telescopes – Oh My! Applying Engineering to UW-Madison’s Research

From building telescopes to constructing models to predict the phenotypes of potatoes, science research at UW-Madison relies on a diverse range of engineering expertise. With a yearly budget of $1.4 billion, UW-Madison, one of the world’s foremost research universities, ranked 8th in the nation when it comes to yearly spending on research, according to a […]

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article Spring 2023

The Road to Unraveling the Secrets of the Universe starts with … -1/12

One of the most important values in all of physics is -1/12, and the number comes about only by staring infinity in the face and accepting it as nothing more than a convenient mathematical idea. If you were to add all the natural numbers – every positive integer from one to infinity – what would […]