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The Natural Language of Nature

By Michelle Harasimowicz An exploration of how linguistic practices impact scientific discovery. Natural language is the inescapable medium in which we learn and relate information. It infuses our daily tasks: we narrate while searching for keys, think and talk on our feet during meetings, and read to ourselves while glancing at an article. Yet, linguistics […]

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How Do International Students Get to UW?

By Pauline Stein UW-Madison is home to around 6,000 international students, who make up about 13% of the student body. While international students love being here, getting to the United States is a long and stressful process. Let’s look at all that goes into this process. Moving to the United States for school is like […]

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Humans of the Engineering Campus

By Paige Dollevoet Throughout my time at UW, my engineering friends and I have spent a lot of time parked in Engineering Hall doing homework and finishing projects. We’ve bonded just as much over the difficulty of finding a table within a 10-mile radius of an outlet as we have over the frustrations of maneuvering […]

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Formula SAE: The Spirit of Teamwork and Success

By Lucy Steffes 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 […]

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 Easy Does It

By Kristy Wendt Wisconsin Engineer sits down with computer sciences student Xiaohan Shen to talk about the software he designed for EasyJobs, a one-click Chrome extension that autofills multiple job applications simultaneously. Q: What gave you the idea to create an automatic way for interns to track job applications? Were you starting as an intern […]

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The Challenges of Women in STEM and How to Confront Them: A Propelling Women in Power Podcast Review

By: Meredith Battaile This podcast by two undergraduate UW-Madison students highlights the experiences of women professionals in STEM and discusses how to overcome the obstacles of a field riddled with sexism. As society progresses, women’s impact in science and technology has become more prevalent and accepted. Although there has been progress, the progression of women […]

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FLIGHT CBE-424

By Isabelle Egizio A glimpse into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s five-week summer lab program in Oviedo, Spain—an opportunity to see the world and complete the capstone course in the most exciting way possible! For most students, the idea of taking a summer class can be daunting. However, it’s a reality for all […]

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Blast From the Past: Revisiting “A Hot Trail”

By Kristy Wendt Tasked with investigating the intentions of rival engineers, UW-Madison civil engineering alumnus John Lane (J. L.) Van Ornum set off on a clandestine reconnaissance mission for the chief engineer of a Virginia railroad, posing as a bird hunter. He describes his escapade in a roman à clef titled “A Hot Trail” for […]

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Baja SAE: Building Connections and Cars with Automotive Engineering

By Sarah Gerovac Most engineering students at UW-Madison have some grasp of the importance of extracurriculars, especially when it comes to finding real-world experience that will prove beneficial in the job market. In fact, there are over 50 engineering-specific organizations scattered around campus, vying for their next new member. However, while there are several clubs […]