Monthly Archives: January 2011

Field Reports: Matt Younkle of murfie.com in Madison

TurboTap Founder Matt Younkle

With 2011 Innovation Days right around the corner, we decided to catch up with one of the early champions of the competition: Matt Younkle (ECE, ‘97). Younkle parlayed his success in the 1996 Schoofs Prize into the highly successful TurboTap, a fast-pouring beer dispenser used in sports stadiums across the globe. Today, he’s launching a new venture called murfie.com. Younkle is writing the first installment of Field Reports, which will feature first-person accounts from UW-Madison engineering alums. (more…)

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President Obama Honors Professor Doug Henderson

President Barack Obama has recognized UW-Madison engineering physics professor Douglass Henderson as one of 15 recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering Mentoring, the highest federal award for mentoring in the country. Henderson is being honored for his significant contributions to mentoring pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students and young faculty—particularly underrepresented minorities—in engineering and the sciences. Henderson will join President Obama at a White House ceremony this Thursday.

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Clean Vehicle Researchers Get New Wheels: A Ford F150

A Monroe steel manufacturer is helping UW-Madison advance clean vehicle technology with a new Ford F-150 pickup truck that will be transformed into an experimental electric vehicle.

Engineers at Orchid International in Monroe will work with a team of graduate students and professors in electrical and computer engineering to convert the truck.

Read the full story by the Wisconsin State Journal and our original news release.

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