MADISON - A new research
institute in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of
Engineering is being created to drive technological advances
that will enhance the success of U.S. industries, while
spurring economic growth, according to a statement.
The Grainger Institute for Engineering, which was funded by
a $25 million commitment from The Grainger Foundation, will
let the College of Engineering hire 25 new faculty members,
according to a statement. Many of the new staff will work in
two departments as a way to promote trans-disciplinary
"The positive and transformative effects of this investment
within the College of Engineering will resonate throughout
the state and our nation far into the future," said
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
"Through innovation in advanced manufacturing technologies
and education of the workforce, the institute will
accelerate the renaissance of the U.S. manufacturing
industry and enhance the nation's economy."
The institute will strive to make new discoveries, create
new research concepts and advance the university’s
reputation in solving technological challenges, according to