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Michael Splinter wins Distinguished Alumni Award

Michael Splinter (BSECE ’72, MSECE ’74) has been named among this year’s winners of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Currently in its 77th year, the award is the most prestigious the WAA presents. This year, Splinter joins three other UW-Madison alumni in receiving the honor.

Splinter, chair of the board of Silicon Valley company Applied Materials, has spent 40 years working in the semiconductor industry, spearheading major advances in microchip manufacturing both at Applied and in his previous work at Intel. Read more.

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Three Engineering Alums Named to WAA’s ‘Forward Under 40′

Three of the 13 UW-Madison alumni recognized in the 2011 “Forward Under 40″ awards, which recognize early-career achievement, are Badger engineers. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, “Forward Under 40” shines a light on alumni who are making a difference both professionally and in the lives of others. Included in this year’s winners are 1997 Chemical and Biological Engineering alumnus Dalia Mogahed, a Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies; 1996 Mechanical Engineering alumnus Anthony Eggert, the Deputy Secretary for Energy Policy at the California EPA; and 2009 Master of Engineering Professional Practice alumnus Rudy Quiles, a Civilian Affairs Officer with the United States Marine Corps.

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