Monthly Archives: September 2010

John Yin: Visualizing how Viruses Spread


John Yin, UW-Madison professor of chemical and biological engineering, has developed powerful computer modeling tools to improve the understanding of how viruses reproduce and spread — a critical step toward combating disease. Yin is one of the theme leaders in the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

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Wanted: Big Thinking on the Future of Wireless

A new competition this year at UW-Madison will challenge students to discover and build the next big idea in wireless technology, a field that continues to transform the way the world communicates. The Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize, slated for April 28, 2011, will have student teams develop and prototype new wireless hardware and software ideas and combine them with tangible, market-ready business plans. The College of Engineering has partnered with the School of Business to run the prize, where student teams will compete for prizes of up to $10,000.

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Elise Larson: The Fine Art of Engineering


Meet Elise Larson, a UW-Madison senior in biomedical engineering who epitomizes the shift toward interdisciplinary thinking. Larson is enrolled in a new certificate program that brings humanities principles to engineering, she works in a cutting-edge stem cell research lab and she’s leading an effort to design a public health clinic in Rwanda.

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