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Vatsan Raman

June 02, 2016

Vatsan Raman, a CALS assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists selected to receive a 2016 Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. 

National Wind Competition

May 28, 2016

What if the power of the wind could help villagers in rural India stay in touch via cellphone?

That was the goal of a wind turbine designed by a team of UW-Madison students and presented this week in a national contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Fifteen students created a turbine prototype with blades in a double-helix shape, like DNA.

Stretchy Circuit

May 27, 2016

The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics or even purify the air around you — all wirelessly.

Johnson Controls

May 26, 2016

Research to Enhance the Performance of Battery Energy Storage Systems for Start-Stop Vehicles

May 24, 2016

With the aim of helping make electricity more available in rural parts of India, a team of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has designed a wind turbine that could provide power to cellular phone towers.

Becca Fahney

May 20, 2016

Rebecca (Becca) Fahney graduated from UW–Madison in the Fall of 2015. For the past two and a half years, Becca has performed education and outreach on behalf of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), first as a student, then as a temporary staff member.

May 17, 2016

MADISON, Wis. - Looking around Mike Lobenstein's home on the days he babysits requires a quick eye to keep up with the blur that is his 3-year-old grandson, Griffin.They'd just gotten back from a walk, Lobenstein said. Griffin was at the kitchen table waiting for juice, and a camera battery that they had used was plugged in less than 2 feet from the 3-year-old's legs.

May 16, 2016

SOLDIER’S GROVE, Wis. — Students in Lisa Andresen’s science class are taking a hands-on approach to learning about renewable energy.

May 16, 2016

As wind energy and other renewable power sources expand their reach in the United States and beyond, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students is joining forces to make an impact of their own on the rapidly-growing industry.

May 16, 2016

Last week’s commencement ceremony at Camp Randall was not the first time this spring that University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Drew Dillmann had reason to celebrate.