Engineering grad student Ha Nguyen celebrates commencement as Graduate School flag bearer

Ha Nguyen came to Madison from Vietnam in 2012. He got a job working in materials science and engineering where he used plasma to make materials. However, he didn’t feel like he understood plasma.

His curiosity drove him to study plasma physics and brought him to UW­–Madison, where he will graduate with a PhD in electrical and computer engineering this month.

Wright wins Smithsonian fellowship for study of clothing made for disability in the post-war United States

British Vogue’s May 2023 issue prominently features stars with disabilities, centering its focus on accessibility in fashion and media. In publishing the issue, its editors asked, “We all engage with fashion, but does fashion engage with all of us?”

While that introduction frames the conversation around fashion and access as a new – and overdue – one for the magazine, Natalie Wright will tell you there is a much longer history of fashion designed by and for people with disabilities.

Twice a Badger, always a Badger: Spring grad Aly Pfaff reflects on her time at UW–Madison

Growing up in southwestern Wisconsin, Aly Pfaff always knew she wanted to attend UW–Madison for its strong academics and research opportunities. Now nearing commencement, when Pfaff will graduate with a master’s degree in Epidemiology, she has achieved that goal and gone above and beyond.

“I really wanted research opportunities and a great academic opportunity as well,” Pfaff said, “and I’ve really enjoyed my time here.”