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FALL/WINTER 2001-2002

Featured articles

Engineering students play key
role at Lindberg/
Blue M Electric

ME and Parker-Hannifin
dedicate gift to
mechatronics lab

CREATing new avenues
for intelligent
independence

New polymer engineering
center holds industry
consortium conference

ME department awards
$200,000 on scholarship
night

Honor roll 2000:
Mechanical engineering
donors

Engineering students host
national convention

ME students join Clean
Snowmobile Challenge

Regular features

Message from the chair

Alumni news

Student news

Faculty news

Message from the chair

Neil A. Duffie

Neil A. Duffie
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Welcome to the newly redesigned pages of the Department of Mechanical Engineering's alumni newsletter. You will still find updated information on faculty, staff and student news, but with a renewed focus on research and education.

An example of this commitment is found on page four of the printed version of this issue. UW-CREATE is one instance of the innovative research occurring on the mechanical engineering campus. You can also read about an expansion of the hands-on teaching methods employed in the department: Look for the article about the new snowmobile team on page eight of the printed newsletter.

In this and future issues, we will share with you our plans for building a strong future for the department by adding new faculty and increasing our teaching and research facilities. Both are crucial in maintaining our leadership in the field of mechanical engineering and service to our students and community, which reaches from the State of Wisconsin around the nation and globe.

We are pleased to welcome five new mechnical engineering faculty members: Xiaochun Li, Greg Nellis, Scott Sanders, Tim Shedd and Lester Su. They join Yuri Shkel and Tom Turng as new assistant professors. You will have the opportunity to learn more about them in the spring issue.

Another major project involves the construction of the Engineering Centers Building, now underway next door to us, and the renovation of our Mechanical Engineering Building. When completed, these will give us a new home for our student organizations, state-of-the-art classrooms, research space for our new faculty and special purpose laboratories for emerging technologies. The importance of these projects and their impact on our future cannot be overemphasized. We have received generous support from many of our alumni and friends in the effort, but still need your help to establish the world-class facilities we need for the future in education, research and service. Please contact Carrie McGinley of the University of Wisconsin Foundation (608/263-5129) to make a donation to this important cause.

I look forward to sharing news of our success in the upcoming issues. We appreciate your comments and suggestions regarding our department and this publication.

Neil A. Duffie
240 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

Tel: 608/262-9457
Fax: 608/265-2316
E-mail: duffie@engr.wisc.edu

 


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