More impact

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The proposed new engineering building will be 340,000 square feet and have six floors of assignable space, at a cost of $300 million.

Talent, technologies and the Wisconsin Idea

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Developing engineering leaders

Ranked among the best engineering schools in the country, the College of Engineering admits outstanding students. Their experiences in our college and at UW-Madison empower and enable them to further grow as thinkers, doers, professionals and leaders. They learn from top researchers who weave their research into their teaching, creating a learning environment rich with context, new ideas and discourse that benefit and inspire everyone. And 100% of our students learn engineering by doing it, whether in classrooms or laboratories, through internships and co-operative work experiences, student organizations, community service, or creative projects they realize in their free time.

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Extending our impact

Engineering faculty, staff and students are at the forefront of research and innovation, and they enhance the Wisconsin economy in many ways. They disclose more than 100 inventions annually, and generate more than $100 million each year in research expenditures. Engineering research and technological advances have led to dozens of companies founded by faculty, staff, students and alumni. A diverse array of engineering research centers, institutes and consortia builds on our rich tradition of cross-disciplinary research, advances knowledge and discovery, creates connections with industry and the private sector. Our alumni live and work in every corner of Wisconsin. And underlying all of our efforts is the strength of UW-Madison—one of the leading research universities in the world.

Growing talent in Wisconsin

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of our graduates stay and work in the Midwest

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