Gold award for student chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The HFES student chapter visits Madison-based consulting company bb7.

At the fall 2017 meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), a team of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison received the gold tier of the …

Engineering physics student wins USRA scholarship

Emily Jewell, a senior double majoring in engineering mechanics and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is among the winners of the prestigious annual Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Award. Jewell received the 2017 John R. Sevier Memorial Scholarship …

Student startup NovoMoto wins M-WERC competition

NovoMoto, a startup that is providing clean electricity for off-grid rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, won the grand prize of $10,000 at a pitch competition hosted by the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) on Dec. 14, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. …

New makerspace helps students visualize creations

Complex human joints are a challenge to visualize. Textbook figures may be helpful, but they only offer a static, two-dimensional view. Meanwhile, real-life joints in actual humans are difficult to gain access to, unless you’re an orthopedic surgeon—not to mention …

A successful 2017: Looking back on the past year

For the UW-Madison College of Engineering, 2017 was a year full of outstanding achievements. We continued to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge on many fronts, harness engineering expertise in efforts to improve the quality of our lives, and innovate …