Monthly Archives: August 2010

Winslow Sargeant: Blending academia and venture capitalism


Winslow Sargeant has built a career that blends innovation and venture capitalism with a commitment to engineering education and academia in general. His expertise is nationally respected: August 18, President Barack Obama appointed Sargeant to be chief counsel of advocacy for the Small Business Administration.


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Introducing Badger Engineers …

Welcome to Badger Engineers, a new online connection for alumni of the UW-Madison College of Engineering. Follow us online as we tell the college’s great story. Send us your email (in the right column of this blog) to receive periodic updates on new posts. Or follow us on the new College of Engineering Twitter or Facebook pages.

We hope you will join the conversation!

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Taking the Hybrid Vehicle Challenge


Adam Richards, a senior in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides an inside look at “eMOO,” the university’s latest vehicle designed for the national Hybrid Vehicle Challenge.

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Capital Brewery Alumni Reception

College of Engineering alumni, faculty and staff gathered at the Capital Brewery Beer Garden in Middleton, WI, on August 17, 2010 for one last hurrah before the upcoming semester.

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Join Us: Distinguished Alum Talk and Engineers’ Day

Thinking about visiting the college? Two great opportunities await you this fall: A Sept. 23 Distinguished  Alumni Lecture by Qualcomm Inc. Vice President Jim Thompson, and the 63rd annual Engineers’ Day on Oct 8.


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Angela Pakes Ahlman: Building a Sustainable UW

Angela Pakes Ahlman, overseeing the rapidly progressing Education Building.

Angela Pakes Ahlman has a scene from an old grade-school environmental education film seared into memory. It depicts a factory belching thick smoke into the sky, while in the foreground, a pipe spews an oily plume into a river.

In the late 1970s era that produced the federal Superfund toxic cleanup program, this was the quintessential symbol of pollution. But today, Pakes Ahlman’s environmental focus is on something less obvious, yet more pervasive in our lives. (more…)

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Inspiring Future Engineers with Grand Challenges


Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Susan Hagness created the course Introduction to Society’s Grand Challenges to show students the impact engineers can make on the world.

“Several years ago, the National Academy of Engineering identified 14 Grand Challenges for the coming decade. It’s important for us to introduce students to these responsibilities and opportunities as soon as possible so that they can be inspired by these challenges.”

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