Join our Team

Are you a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison? Do you find yourself looking for an outlet for your creativity between your classes? Are you looking for a student org devoted to helping you develop your skills as a communicator? Are you interested in growing your skills in writing, photography, graphic design, public relations, or website design? Does the idea of seeing your work published in print multiple times a year excite you? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine is the club for you!

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking to join the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine, then congratulations! You have found the right spot! Our magazine requires absolutely no previous experience and we are here and ready to teach you everything you need to know to contribute and see your work in print and online!

While the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine holds an affiliation with the UW-Madison College of Engineering, we have no requirements of majors for any students interested in joining. The majority of our staff members are engineering undergraduates, but we do also have grad students and students in anything from Astrophysics to Computer Science to Life Science Communications join our staff.

WEM Team at Bakke Ice Rink

How to Join the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine

Step 1: Attend our kickoff meeting! Our kickoff meeting for the Spring 2024 semester will be taking place on Wednesday, February 7, at 7:00 pm in Room 150 of 1410 Engineering Dr.

Step 1a: If the kickoff meeting has already passed, send an email to the Editors-in-Chief at We are happy to help you find the best way to contribute to our magazine!

Step 2: Join a department! Our departments are Writing, Photography, Graphic Design, Public Relations, and Web. Department Heads are always ready to help train you in the skills needed for each department. Remember, no previous experience is necessary to join!

Step 3: Attend a meeting! All of our meetings and meeting locations are listed below. Regardless of how deep we are into the semester, pick a meeting and show up. We have opportunities available across all of our departments to get involved off of the print schedule for online content. Even if you join late in the semester, we would love to have you!

Semester Schedule

DateLocationMeeting Type
February 71410 Engineering Dr. Room 150Kickoff Meeting!
February 14Mechanical Engineering 1263Lab Time
February 211410 Engineering Dr. Room 150All Staff
February 28Mechanical Engineering 1263Lab Time
March 61410 Engineering Dr. Room 150All Staff
March 13Mechanical Engineering 1263Lab Time
March 201410 Engineering Dr. Room 150All Staff
March 27Spring BreakNo Meeting
April 31410 Engineering Dr. Room 150All Staff
April 10Mechanical Engineering 1263Lab Time
April 171410 Engineering Dr. Room 150All Staff
April 24By-WeekNo Meeting
May 11410 Engineering Dr. Room 150Distribution Party
The Spring 2024 Semester Schedule for the Wisconsin Engineer Magazine. We use All Staff Meetings for professional development, workshopping across departments, and team building. We use Lab Time for training within departments, story team collaboration, and work time with easy access to help from teammates and other staff members.