Max Carbon Celebration coming to UW–Madison

September 6, 2022, 12:04PMANS Nuclear Cafe

Max Carbon

Join the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Engineering Physics as it honors its founding chair at the upcoming Max Carbon Legacy Celebration. The on-campus event will take place on Friday, October 14, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. CDT at Union South, Varsity Hall 3, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison.

What it’s about: In addition to paying tribute to the legacy of the late Professor Emeritus Carbon, who established UW-Madison’s nuclear engineering program more than 60 years ago, the event will honor a number of retiring faculty members. Memories, stories, and photos of Professor Carbon will be shared by attendees.

Speakers: Paul Wilson, the current department chair and Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering, will deliver remarks at the event. Grace Stanke, a UW-Madison nuclear engineering student and reigning Miss Wisconsin who will be competing in Miss America 2023, will also make an appearance.

Department tours: Tours of the Department of Engineering Physics, including the nuclear reactor, the wind tunnel, and the recently upgraded Pegasus fusion energy and plasma science experiment, will be available from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., before the Max Carbon Legacy Celebration begins. Interest in tour participation should be indicated upon registration.

Registration and contribution of memories: Register here. The event is free and open to all alumni, current faculty, emeritus faculty, and their guests.If you are unable to attend but would like to share memories or stories of Professor Carbon and the Department of Engineering Physics, feel free to submit them via this Google form. If you would like to share photos from your time with the department, or if you have questions about the event, please email the department communications specialist, Samantha Vold.

Related Articles

Nuclear moments

March 21, 2024, 9:30AMNuclear NewsGrace Stanke

I just spent 13 months as Miss America 2023 advocating for nuclear energy. Throughout those 13 months, I traveled approximately 280,000 miles to 23 states and eight countries. I have now seen...

Nuclear in a world where nuclear is not

March 20, 2023, 12:01PMNuclear NewsGrace Stanke

Despite nuclear power producing 10 percent of energy globally, it seems sometimes that ours is a world in which nuclear does not exist. We all have our own lives, our own passions, and our own...

Wisconsin: Producing more than just dairy

November 11, 2022, 7:04AMANS NewsGrace Stanke

Being Miss Wisconsin has provided me with some unique experiences. I’ve met with community members from recognizable Wisconsin cities like Madison and Milwaukee, but I’ve also met...