Tag Archives: international

Studying in Hong Kong expands Wisconsin native’s worldview

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by .

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By Jasmine Sola Traveler, musician, Goldwater scholar and engineer: Senior Geoff McConohy does it all. McConohy, 20, studies engineering physics and hopes ultimately to earn a PhD in materials science. In fall 2013, he traveled to Hong Kong through the college International Engineering Studies and Programs office for four months to study abroad. McConohy, who doesn’t [...]

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Encouraging tomorrow’s international engineers

Posted on 25. Jul, 2014 by .

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Bob Olson and Michael Szewczyk earned their UW-Madison mechanical engineering degrees in vastly different decades and what seem like different worlds. Olson (BSME ’60) helped teach calculus to freshman engineering students while earning his bachelor’s and then his UW-Madison MBA in the late 1950s and early ’60s, and retired from the Green Bay-based Little Rapids [...]

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Our global footprint

Posted on 01. May, 2013 by .

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Bob Lorenz walks eagerly to a favorite spot—a wall of photos of faculty, staff and students associated with Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)—in the Mechanical Engineering Building. Among those photos are the faces of international students and visiting scholars, and Lorenz traces invisible lines between himself, former students who have returned as [...]

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College of Engineering student achievements

Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by .

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Engineering Professional Development impact In 2011, 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. 7–Distance-delivered master’s degrees 11–Certificate series 25–Technical and professional subject areas ranging from the basics to high-level topics 75–Faculty and support staff 800–Course instructors 3,000–Short courses per year [...]

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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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From lab bench to lab results: Diagnostics for developing countries

Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by .

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Biomedical Engineering Professor David Beebe and his collaborator, Oncology Professor Emeritus Richard Burgess, have received a Point-of-Care Diagnostics grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The initiative seeks to engage creative minds across scientific disciplines—including those who have not traditionally taken part in health research—to [...]

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Piranhas and polymers: Students take materials science and ethics course in Colombia

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

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Behind every rubber product is a story that begins deep in the Amazon near a small city called Leticia at the southernmost tip of Colombia. In the early 20th century, 90 percent of the world’s rubber came from this region, at the cost of millions of indigenous peoples’ lives and significant rainforest destruction. Though Leticia [...]

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Living and learning in China: Engineering students travel to Hangzhou

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

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They visited public gardens, climbed mountains, navigated a megacity, attended the World Expo, and toured factories. On top of all that, the 17 College of Engineering students who spent summer 2010 in China also took college courses. (The 2011 trip runs May 30 through July 23 and, with 22 students, is filled to capacity.) The [...]

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