You’re a Wisconsin engineer—and you’re a part of an elite group whose degree carries weight and prestige. Your engineering education in the UW-Madison College of Engineering offered you access to top faculty and has opened doors for advancing in your careers. You have gained the technical knowledge, determination, inspiration and leadership ability to help shape the future of your companies, industry and society. We are proud of you and your accomplishments—and your insight, involvement and support are critical to our success.
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Engineers’ Day: Honoring our Distinguished Alumni
Each October, the College of Engineering hosts Engineers’ Day—a festive reunion-style event that draws hundreds of engineering alumni to campus for a daylong celebration. In addition to talks, tours and interactive events that allow you to reconnect with our campus, we also celebrate you, our alumni. The day culminates with a banquet, at which we honor an elite group of engineering alumni for their outstanding achievements—both throughout the course of their career, and for exceptional contributions early in their careers. Read more about our many distinguished alumni.
We take great pride in our graduates—people whose engineering education has given them the expertise to lead complex projects, to build massive structures, to develop groundbreaking medical devices, to revolutionize our energy systems, and much more. And that also includes executives: An engineering education is an excellent foundation for a career in many fields—including business, and many of our alumni were, or currently are, driving innovation as leaders of major companies around the world. Essentially, for more than 165 years, UW-Madison engineers have been at the center of innovations that have made a difference around the world—and in our daily lives. Read about some of our more famous and notable alumni here.