Event Schedule

Transcend Madison Innovation Competition:  Powered by qualcomm transcend

April 4th & 5th, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, H.F. DeLuca Forum

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 6th & 7th, 2018
Engineering Campus

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.

MSE Poster Session

April 11, 2018
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Material Science and Engineering 265

Enjoy the Senior Design Projects created by seniors in our Material Science and Engineering Program. Seniors work all semester to create these projects and their poster session is a chance to show off what they have worked so hard on!

Engineering Industry Showcase

April 12, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Mechanical Engineering Building Lobby

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 appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

2017 participants included: Bemis, Capitol One, CAT, Georgia Pacific, GKN Sinter Metals, Greenheck, Johnson Controls, Kohler, SICK Sensor Intelligence, Spectrum Brands, UTC Aerospace Systems, X-ES.


April 13, 14, 15, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM
UW – Makerspace

Enerhack will be UW-Madison’s first energy hackathon. Each participating team will be provided with all of the hardware needed in order to design and develop an energy app. These energy applications can range from a wide variety of topics that promote sustainable energy practices. Join, or create a team today to lessen the gap between the teachings of energy and its use in the real world.

badgerloop pod III Reveal

April 19, 2018
7:00 PM
Varsity Hall in Union South

In 2016, the Badgerloop Pod took home third place at the Design Weekend Competition, and just last year the team received the Innovation Award at the Hyperloop Pod Competition. Come see the reveal of the most recent Badgerloop Pod before it competes in the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition.

Insight Wisconsin Final Showcase insight-wisconsin-graphic

April 26, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 PM
UW Makerspace

Come see the most passionate UW-Madison undergraduates from multiple disciplines showcase their innovative design solutions and prototypes! The event will include a poster session of Insight’s work this year; appetizers will be provided.

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Expo 

April 27, 2018
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Engineering Centers Building

The Biomedical Engineering Department invites the public to a poster session presented by biomedical engineering undergraduates. 44 design projects will be showcased that teams of students are conducting for clients in the medical school, life sciences, engineering, and the community.