University of Wisconsin–Madison

Event Schedule

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March 29 & 30, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
About:
The Transcend Madison competition brings students from all across UW Madison to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations. Anyone can compete—all you need is an idea. However, this competition will combine all aspects of entrepreneurism, so a winning ideas exhibit a novel idea, a valid prototype, a tested business model and most importantly, great execution.


April 7 & 8, 2017
Engineering Campus

About:
Engineering EXPO is a two day event held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering. EXPO is run entirely by students and has historically brought over 10,000 visitors to campus annually.  Participants at EXPO include Fortune 500 industry leaders, engineering student organizations on campus, individuals displaying their engineering projects and ideas, and thousands of students and members of the community.  Over the two days of EXPO, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools are invited to explore what engineering involves. Each day the event is open to the public.


ENGInEERING INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

April 12, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Mechanical Engineering Building Lobby

About:
This event brings engineers to campus to showcase innovation in the workplace and what ideas they work on every day.  It is a window into life of an engineer after college.  Students will enjoy engaging with engineers that apply their creativity and engineering mindset to projects every day.  Light appetizzers and refreshments will be provided.

2016 participants included: Altria, Badger Hyperloop, bb7, Bemis, Caterpillar, Epic, Ford, GE, Kohler, Milwaukee Tool, Oshkosh Corporation, Plexus, Thermo Fisher


Alliant Energy case competition

April 20, 2017
Alliant Energy Campus

About:
At the beginning of the spring semester, Alliant Energy presented students with a problem statement focused around three key elements in the energy industry:  Competitive costs, safe and reliable service, and responsible use of resources.  Multi-disciplinary student groups were tasked with presenting solutions for our future energy consumption for cash prizes.  Students will present their ideas to Alliant Energy leadership during Innovation Days 2017.