Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kim Yong-min Builds World-leading University in Korea

Kim Yong-min

Kim Yong-min

After 30 years teaching at the University of Washington, Kim Yong-min (PhD, ECE ’82) returned to Korea to lead Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). POSTECH is a small college with a short history. It was founded in 1986 with an investment from a large Korean steel company interested in boosting the nation’s influence in science and technology. Kim has made it his personal goal to build the institution into a truly world-leading university. Read more…

 

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Badger Engineer Works to Create New Environmental Legacy

Mark Gilbertson

Mark Gilbertson (BS, CBE ’81) did not set out to play a key role in cleaning up some of the world’s largest environmental disasters, but if you ask him how it all began, he’ll tell you it started with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Wave Information Saves Lives

Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus and coastal engineering specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute Gene Clark organized a Real Time Wave Observation System to report wave information in real time, warning potential kayakers and swimmers of dangerous conditions.

The system was first implemented in 2009 at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, Wis., where a number of kayaking deaths had prompted officials and scientists into action. Read more

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EP Alum Leads Effort to Land on Mars

Adam Steltzner led the NASA team that designed the entry, descent and landing capabilities of the Mars rover Curiosity. Read more

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