30 Jun UW Dean has plan to produce engineering graduates who excel at practical solutions
Madison – In both quantity and quality, Paul Peercy wants to improve the workforce coming out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering.
Gavin McCabe Weir could be a prototype.
A May graduate with a double major in mechanical engineering and physics, Weir already has broad, hands-on engineering experience from internships in mechanical and civil engineering and volunteer projects in Orongo, Kenya, and Red Cliff, Wis. He values the volunteer projects especially because they’re community-based and sustainable.
“We’re trying to make do with less, to have better machines, make better processes, with less resources. I think that’s important for the future because we are not operating on a sustainable level,” Weir said during a break from his job as a research assistant on an experiment involving plasma science and fusion energy.
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