Monthly Archives: July 2011

Helping Kids to be Winners in Life

Donald Hicks runs a basketball camp that does more than teach the game

Donald Hicks runs a basketball camp that does more than teach the game

Donald Hicks (BSIE, ’81) is between jobs but continues to run a basketball camp to encourage kids to take advantage of educational opportunities. The basketball camp not only teaches the game but it incorporates math and reading, as well as character building. (Read more…)

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Simon Chen (1926-2011) A Great Friend to UW-Madison

Simon Chen (PhD, 1952) became an expert in diesel engine development, including patented innovations. He also worked with the Diesel Engine Manufacturing Association, helping to develop industry standards for exhaust emission and noise abatement. Chen first worked for International Harvester, becoming the company’s chief engineer. Later work included roles at Fairbanks Morse Colt Industries of Beloit, and serving as president of the Beloit Power and Energy company. In 1979, he started his own consulting firm, Power and Energy International, running his firm until retirement in 2006. He also taught at the university as an adjunct professor. (Read more…)

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