Monthly Archives: February 2011

Field Reports: Eyleen Chou’s Calling to Haiti

Eyleen Chou with a friend in Haiti, January 2010

As 2009-10 president of the UW-Madison chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Eyleen Chou knew the importance of tackling projects that bring lasting and sustainable impact to developing countries. It turns out that EWB’s “lasting impact” extends to her own career. The 2010 mechanical engineering graduate is back to work in Haiti, the country of focus for her EWB efforts, as a graduate fellow in the program Meds & Foods for Kids. Her work is bringing life-saving help to malnourished children in a country still reeling from the 2010 earthquake. (more…)

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Medical, Aviation Ideas Triumph at 2011 Innovation Days

From more effective life-saving stents to more efficient controls for small aircraft, UW-Madison engineering students put their ingenuity on display at the 2011 Innovation Days, which just concluded with the announcement of winners of more than $27,000 in prizes. An idea for an electronically controlled arterial stent that can be deployed more precisely by surgeons won the $10,000 Schoofs Prize for Creativity. An idea for a flight training instrument that better simulates airplane balance and control for pilots won the $2,500 Tong Prototype Prize. Read more about all of today’s winners.

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Field Reports: Mark Scheuer on Engineering an American Dream

Mark Scheuer, CEO of PS Engineering in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mark Scheuer, a 1982 graduate of electrical and computer engineering, has turned a lifelong fascination with electronics into a dream company building audio control systems for the aerospace industry. Yet it was hardly a straight path from tinkering in a basement workshop to a degree in electrical engineering. Scheuer is sharing his story of overcoming academic challenges in the hopes it will push young people in similar circumstances to follow their dreams. (more…)

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