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How to Retain Women in Engineering: A conversation with three female CoE professors

By Shirene Singh Why are only 18 percent of UW-Madison CoE faculty women? Professors Krishnaswamy, Murphy, and Pan talk about how we can improve this number in the future. According to the American Society for Engineering Education’s Engineering and Engineering Technology by the Numbers 2019 report, females make up only 18.1 percent of the total […]

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Where Are They Now? 

By Paige Dollevoet Two UW-Madison engineering alumni share their dynamic career paths after graduation. It’s hard to know what the future will hold after college is over. Looking ahead, it is difficult to see past first internships, first co-ops, and eventually first jobs. It is easy to forget that there have been many generations of […]

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Letter from the Editor

By Jemimah Being involved in the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine has been pivotal to my undergraduate experience. Growing up, I was an introverted child with an inquisitive mind and an endless imagination. The cultural differences I experienced when moving from Kampala, Uganda to Woodbury, Minnesota made me even more introspective. Hence, the best form of expressing […]

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Hydrodynamics of Renewable Energy and a Love for Teaching

By Teja Balasubramanian Learn about Professor Franck’s love for teaching and her research in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, exploring the hydrodynamics of renewable energy! Jennifer Franck is an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, who joined UW-Madison approximately two and a half years ago. Her current research is molded from her […]

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COVID-19: What We Know and What We Don’t

By Brianna Foth Scientists have learned a lot about COVID-19 in the last few months but understanding its full impact on the human body will require several more years of research. “The new normal.”   Over the last year, Americans have been forced to grapple with a number of new realities: wearing masks, going to school […]

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Faculty Spotlight: New Assistant Professors in CEE

By Mary Riker Three new assistant professors in the civil and environmental engineering department are focusing their energy and resources on studying a range of sustainable materials and processes. They serve as role models for young women in engineering and inspire their students to engage in their classes. Within the last several years, three new […]

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This Podcast Will Kill You: A Review

By Brooke Verfuerth Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann-Updyke With the recent global events, there has never been a better time to educate yourself on disease science. This subject can be overwhelming for people without any background knowledge. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an introduction to the scientific process; showcasing how much information there […]

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Why did UW-Madison switch to saliva-based testing?

By Tony Toczycki Since the beginning of the spring semester, UW-Madison students living on campus or in the greater Madison area have been testing twice per week for COVID-19. After receiving a negative test result, a green checkmark through the Safer Badgers app gives students access to buildings. UW-Madison added saliva tests developed by UIUC […]

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NIH and the Racial Disparities in Academia

By Meredith Battaile In the field of research, the most innovative and groundbreaking ideas from scientists of diverse backgrounds are trumped by the harmful grievances of their white counterparts. In academic medicine in the U.S., Black scientists are inexcusably underrepresented by about 6-fold. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest research institute in […]

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The Untold Story of Freshmen in a Pandemic

By Lucy Steffes This year’s freshman class began their college experience unlike their predecessors. First year mechanical engineering student, Vahagn Yengibaryan, was unable to live in Madison during the fall semester. Instead, Yengibaryan took classes from his native country of Armenia, in a time zone ten hours ahead of Madison. Katie Hickman, a political science […]