College of Engineering by the numbers

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by in Annual Report, Engineering Professional Development, Issues, Research, Students

Facts and Figures
The UW-Madison College of Engineering is among the most innovative and consistently highly ranked U.S. colleges of engineering. We are internationally renowned for our leading-edge research and widely recognized for our ability to transfer technological advances into real-world applications via myriad partnerships with industry. Through our world-class undergraduate, graduate- and professional-level educational programs, we enable students to develop as thoughtful, ethical leaders and to acquire the technical expertise they need to tackle complex global engineering challenges.

Educational excellence
U.S. News and World Report rankings:
•    13th—undergraduate program (tied)
•    16th—graduate program (tied)
•    Most academic departments rank in the top 20; some rank in the top 5

Faculty excellence
•    2 professors named to the Institute of Medicine
•    22 professors named to the National Academy of Engineering
•    3 professors named to the National Academy of Sciences
•    82 faculty recipients of National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, PECASE, or CAREER awards

Research and innovation excellence
•    137 invention disclosures to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 2010-2011 fiscal year
•    10 consecutive years of more than 100 patent disclosures
•    44 research centers
•    19 research consortia with more than 400 industrial and governmental members

Student innovation
•    Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize—Runner-tracking app wins inaugural competition
•    Innovation Days—Electronic stent deployment system nets inventor second $10K prize in a row
•    Undergrads win NASA eXploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challenge

International opportunities
•    201—Students who studied, worked or served abroad in the 2010-2011 academic year
•    31—Countries they visited

Internships and co-ops
•    116 students on co-op—fall 2010
•    109 students on co-op—spring 2011
•    205 students on co-op—summer 2011
•    438 students on internships—summer 2011

Career opportunities
•    2010 fall Career Connection—Thousands of students talked with recruiters from more than 220 local, state and national corporations
•    2011 spring Career Connection—Despite a campus-closing blizzard, the event drew more than 120 employers

Hybrid vehicle teams successes since 2000
2000—Hybrid Chevy Surburban earns 4th place in the FutureTruck Competition
2001—Hybrid Ford Taurus wins Tour de Sol
2001—Hybrid Chevy Suburban earns 2nd place in FutureTruck Competition
2002—Ford Explorer hybrid wins FutureTruck Competition
2003—Ford Explorer hybrid wins FutureTruck Competition
2004—Ford EXplorer hybrid wins FutureTruck Competition
2004—Clean Snowmobile Team wins SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
2006—Hybrid Chevy Equinox Crossover SUV earns 2nd place in the Challenge X Competition
2006—Clean Snowmobile Team wins SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
2007—Hybrid Chevy Equinox Crossover SUV earns 2nd place in the Challenge X Competition
2008—Hybrid Chevy Equinox Crossover SUV earns 2nd place in the Challenge X Coast to Coast Competition
2008—Clean Snowmobile Team wins SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
2009—Clean Snowmobile Team wins SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
2010—Clean Snowmobile Team wins SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
2011—Clean Snowmobile Team wins SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

National Concrete Canoe Competition successes since 2000
2000—Prominence earns 7th place
2001—Eclipse earns 11th place
2002—Mine Bender earns 5th place
2003—Chequamegon wins national title
2004—Rock Solid wins national title
2005—Taliesin wins national title
2006—Forward wins national title
2007—Descendant wins national title
2008—Buckingham earns 6th place
2010—Centennial earns 5th place
2011—Element earns 2nd place

National Steel Bridge Competition successes since 2000
2003—2nd place
2004—4th place
2006—3rd place
2007—3rd place
2008—6th place
2009—12th place
2010—13th place

Engineers Without Borders (student chapter)
•    2003—Formed at UW-Madison
•    2005—Earned international recognition: The prestigious United Nations and Daimler Mondialogo Engineering Award for efforts to help build basic infrastructure in Rwanda
•    2009—Received Mondialogo Engineering Award for efforts to help build basic infrastructure in rural Haiti
•    More than 80 active members
•    Project partnerships with residents of Rwanda, Haiti, El Salvador, Kenya and Red Cliff, Wisconsin

Engineering Professional Development impact
•    In 2010, students who participated in EPD continuing-education courses came from 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 82 countries around the world.
•    1—Ranking as largest university-based provider of continuing engineering education
•    6—Distance-delivered master’s degrees
•    11—Certificate series
•    25—Technical and professional subject areas ranging from the basics to high-level topics
•    420—Short courses per year
•    1,000—Course instructors
•    12,000—Annual enrollmentUW crest

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