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Insights on innovation

Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by .

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UW-Madison is recognizing 2012-13 as the Year of Innovation, offering a chance to reflect on what this concept means to the university and to society. With $136 million in research and more than 100 patent disclosures annually, the College of Engineering has worked to cultivate innovation as standard operating procedure in our classrooms and labs. [...]

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100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

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Almost since the beginning of recorded history, people have used concrete substances in everything from infrastructure to artwork. Yet, recently as the early 1900s, there had been little scientific research of concrete and only a few standards existed to guide its modern-day mixing and implementation. UW-Madison Mechanics Professor Owen Withey recognized this deficit and, in [...]

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Study. Serve. Excel.

Posted on 22. Nov, 2010 by .

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During a typical day, sophomore chemical and biological engineering student Benedetta Cannestra attends class, leads hands-on engineering activities with elementary students, participates in a few outreach committee meetings, and, if she has a spare hour, plays an intramural soccer game. Her active involvement in campus organizations would not be possible if she had to make time to work—which, she says, would be necessary to attend UW-Madison if it weren’t for her Rockwell Automation scholarship.

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An institution for innovation

An institution for innovation

Posted on 18. Oct, 2010 by .

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Over the last decade, UW-Madison has built a suite of opportunities for students to develop their creativity and expand their business savvy. “I want to be independent, work on major problems, and have more meaningful work,” says Sean Kelly. A freshman biomedical engineering student, Kelly calls himself a “big-ideas person.” In less than a year [...]

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Water-run scooter

Posted on 18. Oct, 2010 by .

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At first glance, a 50-cc Vespa scooter and a squad car may not appear to have much in common; however, the two connected in a partnership between a class of UW-Madison freshman engineering students and officials from Beloit, Wisconsin. The partnership made progress toward technologies that could eventually run a variety of vehicles on nothing [...]

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From sky and lake, researchers study blue-green algae

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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It’s an unseasonably warm, early-April Friday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin, and the calm day polishes the Lake Mendota surface to a sheen that’s just shy of glass. A vintage flat-bottomed Boston whaler chugs slowly away from a dock adjacent to the famed University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union Terrace. Soaking up the sun and expansive lake [...]

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