5 Tips For Leading Technical Teams

by Susan Ottmann, program director

Today’s leaders are tasked with coaching, leading and inspiring their teams to achieve company goals. The technical team is under a lot of pressure due to tight budgets, aggressive timelines and competitive challenges.  It is …

5 Essentials to Make Your Pavement Last Longer

What’s the secret to long-lasting pavement? Believe it or not, the trick to laying pavement that’s going to be around for awhile can be summed up in five steps. Check out this visual piece from EPD, featuring work from program …

Celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 7

What are some of the challenges facing manufacturing today? Whether you work in this industry or aspire to be, take some time to understand more about this important field on Manufacturing Day, which is scheduled for Oct. 7.

Participate in …

How are Millennials Changing the Workplace?

Whether you’re a Millennial yourself, or you work with some, it’s time to recognize how Millennials are changing the workplace. Though Millennials work differently than the generations before them, Millennials offer companies new opportunity, if they’re willing to make some …

To Keep Up With Life, Keep Learning: 3 Questions with Mehmet Yilmaz

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mehmet yilmaz in lab
Mehmet Yilmaz

Mehmet Yilmaz is a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who has been awarded a fellowship grant from the Geosynthetic Institute for his work with co-extruded EVOH geomembrane covers to avoid landfill gas emissions. …

To Infinity and Beyond: Scott Belfield’s MEES Experience

Scott Belfield, a 2011 graduate of the Master of Engineering: Engine Systems program at UW-Madison, works with large engines as a chief marine engineer and attributes much of his success to the degree.

Belfield quickly discovered that what he learned …

7 Competencies All New Grads Should Have

7 competencies all new grads should have infographicAre you a new graduate? Or, are you entering the workforce after a career change? If so, there are some things you should know to succeed in your new role.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers has defined career …

The Fast Track to Technical Leadership: Meet Nina Kazarov 

technical leadership infographicIn just seven months, Nina Kazarov learned how to be an effective technical leader.

Kazarov, a financial analyst who is transitioning into management at her employer, recently graduated from the Technical Leadership Certificate program. The certificate, offered by UW-Madison Engineering …

Who are the Work Martyrs? Many are Millennials

infographic: why many people don't take vacation days

The work martyrs—those who rarely take vacation—can be found in many American workplaces. What’s surprising is that many of them are Millennials, according to some new survey results.

Millennials have often received a bad rap for their work ethic. Many …

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