Annual Report 2000: Engineering InterAction
College of Engineering / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Private Support

The Dean's Message

College Departments

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Physics

Engineering Professional Development

Industrial Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board

College Consortia

College Centers

College Services

Private Support

1999-2000 Financial Summary

Faculty and Department Directory

College Publications


Development Directors

Left to right: Senior Director of Development Ed Manuel and Directors of Development Carrie McGinley and Deb Holt, (31K JPG)

n January 1, 2000, many of you made special "Y2K" New Year's resolutions. Whether you vowed to eat less, travel or spend more time with those you love most, the new millennium signified a future filled with opportunity.

Each year also ushers in new opportunities for our faculty, staff and students. Increasingly, their endeavors include interdisciplinary collaborations. This report highlights some of those interactions: A biomedical engineer and an oncologist designed a machine that will deliver radiation targeted only at cancer cells. Civil engineers, natural resources managers and biologists collaborated on a watershed study. Electrical, computer and chemical engineers, a surgeon, and cell biologists joined forces to study cells that form the basis for growing new corneas.

We are offering our students similar collaborative opportunities. In fall 1999, about 90 freshmen participated in LINKS, the College of Engineering's new program that joins groups of freshmen in course clusters that enable them to relate material they learn in one class to what they learn in the others. In addition to making academic connections, students can form social bonds that may lead them to participate in such extracurricular activities as the FutureTruck, Polygon Engineering Council and Society of Women Engineers, or design ingenious presentations and prototypes for student-inventor competitions.

Thanks to the contributions of our alumni, industry partners and friends, this year we wind up the college's VISION 2000 fund drive and eagerly embark on many long-awaited plans and projects. The "Temporary" buildings finally are part of the College of Engineering's history; the Engineering Centers Building (ECB), now under construction, is a reality. When it is completed, plans call for the state-of-the-art structure to house occupants displaced by another long-awaited and much-needed project: the Mechanical Engineering Building renovation. Fund-raising is now underway for this project, which includes a three-story addition that will provide 35,000 assignable square feet.

This report highlights our "engineering interactions," and your gifts are a valuable way in which you can interact with the college. Because of that generosity, our construction needs, including ECB and Mechanical Engineering, can take shape. When you endow professorships and fund graduate-student fellowships and undergraduate scholarships, we can retain and recruit top-notch faculty and the best students to build the college's cutting-edge community. Each of your gifts makes a difference. With your support, the college will excel in the new millennium.


Ed Manuel
Ed Manuel, Senior Director of Development

1999 Sources of Gifts

Individuals 66%
Corporations 25%
Foundations 6%
Employer Matches 3%

1999 Designated Uses of Gifts

Departments and Programs 33%
Building 31%
Scholarships 29%
Faculty Professorships 7%

College of Engineering Contributions 1994-1999



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Published: September 2000