Tag Archives: alumni

The eight-month interview: Engineering co-ops hit the ground running

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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For UW-Madison students who take an eight-month engineering co-op with Nelson Global Products in Stoughton, Wisconsin, their first adjustment is working without a formal job description. “We give students the job description of the person they will be working next to,” says Rob Schellin, Nelson Global Products director of engineering. “We give co-ops the same [...]

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A career … made in China

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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The prospect of living and working in Beijing for a summer made Dhina Susanti a little nervous, but her internship in China turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime. “I thought that the biggest barrier was going to be the language, but in the end, it wasn’t that much of a challenge,” says [...]

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Benson, Carbon, among nation’s elite engineers

Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by .

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On February 9, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) named two UW-Madison engineering faculty members to its 2012 class of new members. Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Geological Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering Craig Benson and Engineering Physics Professor Emeritus Max Carbon are among 66 new members and 10 foreign associates elected to the NAE [...]

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Retaining quality faculty

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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Collective giving effort keeps star prof on board The offer was expansive: a chance to join the leadership of a new center for environmental technology in a brand-new building and a brand-new lab, collaboration with one of the leaders in the field of environmental engineering, and a chance to work in a state—Arizona—with huge support [...]

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Gifts that last for life

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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The College of Engineering is preparing globally competent engineers for the 21st century. Engineers today require both great disciplinary technical depth and interdisciplinary and cultural breadth to tackle the complex global challenges we all face. Alumni and friends are vital to this goal. Your gift will provide us with the resources to prepare the next [...]

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Connect for Life

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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A new program is helping spark a conversation with students about how private giving is transforming the UW-Madison College of Engineering. Connect for Life,” launched in fall 2011 by Engineering External Relations, is providing a variety of ways to illustrate how alumni and friends directly contribute to student success inside and outside the classroom. Connect [...]

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Conduit from Rufus King to Madison: Scholarship attracts top students

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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Normally, the student transition from high school senior to college freshman means adjusting to a faster pace, a deeper curriculum and ramped-up expectations. Not so much for Korey Jasper, who experienced all those things as a 2010 graduate of Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School in Milwaukee. “They have high standards; they throw everything at [...]

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We all have a stake in college excellence

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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Message from John Berndt, Chairman College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board As fellow alumni, I am sure you appreciate the privilege 
afforded to us who studied and graduated from the 
College of Engineering at UW-Madison, one of the world’s premier universities. The university and college represent a great asset to Wisconsin, an important contributor to [...]

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College of Engineering advisory boards

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

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Industrial Advisory Board Richard Antoine President National Academy of Human Resources Cynthia Bachmann Vice President Engineering, Kohler Kitchen & Bath William C. Beckman CEO, X-nth John E. Berndt–IAB CHAIR President (retired) Sprint International Vincent S. Chan Director Theory & Computational Science Energy Group, General Atomics Kim Christopher Senior Vice President Product Management and Development, OptumHealth [...]

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From patient to scientist: Improving cancer communication

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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When the doctor came in, he pressed on the tumor in Neeraj Arora’s chest and said Arora had lymphoma. As he recoiled in pain from the pressure on his chest, all Arora could think was, “Dave, you were so right.” Arora was thinking about his graduate advisor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Emeritus Dave Gustafson, [...]

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WAA Forward under 40 recipients

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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Three engineers are among 13 young Badgers to receive prestigious Wisconsin Alumni Association Forward under 40 awards. Anthony Eggert (ME ’96) serves America’s most populous state by looking for solutions to climate change, energy security and clean, renewable sources of energy. Eggert is the deputy secretary for energy policy at the California EPA, where he [...]

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Field report … Matt Younkle: From crazy ideas to career entrepreneur

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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We decided to catch up with one of the early champions of our Innovation Days competitions: Matt Younkle (BSECE ’97). Younkle parlayed his success in the 1996 Schoofs Prize into the highly successful TurboTap, a fast-pouring beer dispenser used in sports stadiums across the globe. Now, he’s launching a new venture called murfie.com. One of [...]

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Field report … Mark Scheuer: Engineering an American dream

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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Mark Scheuer (BSECE ’82) has turned a lifelong fascination with electronics into a dream company building audio control systems for the aerospace industry. Yet, it was hardly a straight path from tinkering in his grandfather’s basement workshop to a degree in electrical engineering. Scheuer is sharing his story of overcoming academic challenges in the hopes [...]

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Profile: Carl Marschke

Posted on 19. Nov, 2010 by .

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A prolific northwoods inventor looks to inspire tomorrow’s engineers. For as long as Carl Marschke can remember, he’s kept five trusty pens in his shirt pocket, in black, blue, green, red and purple ink. When inspiration strikes for some kind of useful new machine, Marschke uses the color combinations to sketch out the concept in [...]

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Breathing room

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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Technology idea will treat lung ailments Teaching his first course in spring 2008 on biomedical engineering entrepreneurship, Matt Ogle quickly learned the downside of scheduling a class for three hours on a Friday afternoon. Competing against an early weekend, Ogle’s class began with six students and eventually settled into the semester with a die-hard roster [...]

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Improving the cutting edge

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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Tiny tools—small enough to poke an individual lens on a ladybug’s eye—are getting more durable, thanks to ultrathin nanocrystalline diamond coatings developed by materials science graduate Patrick Heaney (MS ‘07, PhD ‘09) and his new company, NCD Technologies. Heaney is refining techniques he developed and patented as a graduate student to enhance the performance of [...]

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The collective power of giving

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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Dear alumni and friends, When it comes to supporting the UW-Madison College of Engineering, a little simple math demonstrates the power of participation. Currently, about 7 percent of College of Engineering alumni donate annually to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. Let’s say in 2011, an additional 5 percent of you—or about 2,000 people—decide to give [...]

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College advisory boards

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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Thank you, Industrial Advisory Board and Early Career Advisory Board members! These industry leaders draw on valuable engineering, business and academic experiences in their serviceto the college. Their insight helps College of Engineering administrators set priorities that advance college excellence in research and education and strengthen connections with alumni and industry. Ex-Officio: Paul S. Peercy, [...]

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