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2006
Annual Report

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Cover of the 2006 College Directory
2006
College Directory

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PAST ANNUAL REPORTS

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2005-2006 highlights

We are continuously reevaluating the education we provide our engineering students here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering to ensure that we prepare them for the world they will enter—rather than the world many of their professors entered. Our students can expect to work in an increasingly interconnected, increasingly global economy. To succeed in this environment, they must be strongly grounded in engineering fundamentals and their engineering discipline.

But that alone is not enough—they must also have engineering breadth so that they will be able to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams. These teams will confront some of the grand challenges of engineering: issues of energy, sustainability, healthcare and disease.

In this report, you will find many examples of how our students, faculty and staff are already finding powerful solutions to these global issues.

Paul S. Peercy, Dean

Invention disclosures

College of Engineering faculty, staff and students made 137 invention disclosures in the last year, with 92 U.S. patent applications filed and 23 patents issued. This is the sixth consecutive year the college has reported more than 100 disclosures. Total research expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30 reached $108 million. See the 2005-2006 Financial Summary.

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Building

Phase one of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Building Project is complete. A new four-story addition stands in what was “the sawtooth” portion of the Mechanical Engineering Building. Students, faculty and staff are using this new space as the rest of the building is remodeled during the next year. (Large image)

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