A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The "temporary" building known as T-27 adjacent to the Engineering Research Building has been demolished to make way for steam pipes and other utility work. Most recently the home of student car projects such as FutureCar, Baja, and SAE Formula, the structure's long history began after World War II when it was one of many inexpensive buildings erected quickly on the engineering campus to accommodate the influx of returning soldiers to the university. It served for many years as a "motor vehicle research lab." The three student vehicle project teams have moved to quarters in the UW's car fleet garage until a new automotive laboratory is completed in the planned Engineering Centers Building. The Centers building will be constructed on the west side of the ME Building, in the space vacated by several other vintage "temporary" buildings that have been torn down this spring.

ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.

ME Newsletter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

      Editor: Gail Gawenda

Designer: Lynda Litzkow

Last Modified: Tuesday, 19-Sep-2000 16:00:00 CDT

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