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Register today for high school summer programs

February 3rd, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016 — Are you interested in exploring your future as an engineer? Want to run your own business? Or perhaps you’d like to put your finger on the pulse of the nursing profession. MSOE’s week-long summer programs during July offer high school students the opportunity to discover careers in engineering, business and nursing. Registration is underway now, and space is filling quickly.

Students will spend one week on campus, living in the residence halls and participating in the university’s “Discover the Possibilities” and “Focus on the Possibilities” summer programs, learning about some of today’s most in-demand careers.

Biomedical Engineering Summer ProgramDiscover the Possibilities camps cover corresponding areas of engineering and are ideal for students who aren’t quite sure what field interests them most. Students can choose from:

Focus on Engineering camps are perfect for students who want to concentrate on a specific engineering discipline. Students get hands-on experience working in MSOE’s labs on exciting projects with faculty. They can choose to focus on one of the following:

During Focus on Business camps, business-minded students will run their own business for a week and learn about the business functions that make companies successful, and how a company gets ideas, develops products, raises money, makes and sells its products, and accounts for the money earned and spent. Students will study market-oriented mission statements, leadership and teamwork in business, integrated marketing strategies, financial and economic aspects in business, and professional presentation techniques.

Nursing Summer ProgramFocus on Nursing camps allow students to explore their desire to care for others. They’ll learn about the different levels of nursing (CNA to Ph.D.); organ donation, nursing assessment of adult and pediatric patients; the history of nursing; and the current U.S. health care system. The students will tour specialty areas inside local hospitals, which may include an intensive care unit or Flight for Life. They’ll also participate in hands-on activities in MSOE’s state-of-the-art Ruehlow Nursing Complex.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE Theatre Troupe presents Stardust

January 28th, 2016

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Jan. 28, 2016 — The MSOE Theatre Troupe presents Stardust this weekend! Stardust is a comedy about drama students at a small university who are awaiting a famous artist who will guest star in one of their plays. In this wonderful spoof of The Method, and even Actor’s Studio itself, the students are all trying to “live” their art. The director is very conscious that he studied under Stanislavsky and reminds the students of this fact at every opportunity. Into this madhouse comes the famous actress. To the dismay of all, she is a normal, hard-working girl who teaches the students that there is no substitute for hard work and good sense.

Performances will take place in the Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway, on Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., followed by a matinee on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Admission is free for MSOE students and general admission is $5 at the door.

MSOE’s Theatre Troupe acts as an outlet for individuals to express their creativity, leadership skills, and escape from everyday life. Theatre Troupe is one of more than 70 student organizations on campus, and presents theatrical productions at MSOE throughout the year.

Stardust was written by Walter F. Kerr, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and drama critic for The New York Times. He was a faculty member in the drama department at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he wrote plays, adapted classics, directed, and lectured on playwriting, directing and theater history. Kerr had a long history of writing and directing plays on Broadway in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. He also was a drama critic for the Catholic publication Commonweal, the New York Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In 1978, Kerr was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for “the whole body of his critical work.”

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Career Night for CAECM Department is Jan. 28

January 26th, 2016

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news_2016_CAECM_Career_Night_promoJan. 26, 2016 — MSOE’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department hosts its annual Career Night on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kern Center.

More than 70 companies will be in attendance to recruit students for internships and full-time employment. All students from the department – freshmen through graduate students – are encouraged to attend if they are looking for an internship or full-time position.

Class of 2014-15 graduates of all majors from the CAECM Department had a 100% placement rate following graduation. “The 100% placement rate of graduates from our department makes Career Night a great opportunity for companies to recruit our highly demanded students,” said Dr. Chris Raebel, architectural engineering program director. Students from the department regularly participate in numerous student competitions, volunteer opportunities, and professional organizations which helps them perfect their professional skills and gives them additional real-world experiences.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Madison Memorial wins Wisconsin Regional Science Bowl

January 25th, 2016

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news_2016_science_bowlJan. 25, 2015 — “Team 1” from James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wis., won the Wisconsin regional championship in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl® for high school students held Jan. 23 at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). The team now advances to Washington, D.C., to compete against 69 other regional winners at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® April 28-May 2.

Appleton (Wis.) West High School took second place and Marshfield (Wis.) took third place.

A total of 20 teams of high school science and math students from Wisconsin and Illinois competed. Many of these teams spent months preparing for the National Science Bowl’s regional competition, where they face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math.

The DOE created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 240,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MLK Day of Service

January 18th, 2016

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news_2016_MLKDay_1Jan. 18, 2016 — Students at MSOE honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18, a federal holiday celebrating his birthday, by participating in a number of service opportunities right on campus. The Office of Servant-Leadership organized the second annual event, making it easy for busy students to make a difference in the community.

More than 100 students gathered in the Campus Center to write letters to breast cancer patients; make sandwiches that were distributed at the Cathedral Center and Salvation Army to the homeless; decorate and assemble gift bags filled with birthday party supplies that the YWCA will distribute to families who need help celebrating a child’s birthday; write letters to troops; and pack donated school supplies for students at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy.

Special thanks to the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and MSOE’s Office of Servant-Leadership, Student Life, Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Circle K, Greek Council, Lambda Zeta Nu, Student Government Association and American Society of Mechanical Engineers for their help in planning and orchestrating the day’s events.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Graduate Program Showcase is Feb. 9

January 12th, 2016

Jan. 12, 2016 — Learn more about MSOE’s graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing, and four 100 percent online programs: MBA, MBA in STEM Leadership, Engineering and Engineering Management, at the Graduate Program Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. Register online.

With MSOE’s applications-oriented course work, you will be able to apply what you learned in class immediately on the job. The MBA curriculum, for example, goes beyond the rudimentary first-year master’s curriculum. We offer a learning experience that enables you to learn today and apply your skills tomorrow.

MSOE’s master’s degrees include:

Business

Engineering

Health

MSOE also offers a variety of in-person or online professional education courses in project management, global competency, Lean sigma green and black belt, and technical sales. In addition, Professional Engineers can take advantage of continuing education opportunities that support their renewal for State of Wisconsin Licensure.

Can’t make it to the showcase? Attend one of our upcoming online information sessions. Connect with a graduate admissions counselor by calling (800) 321-6763, emailing gpe@msoe.edu or visiting msoe.edu/gpe. We look forward to helping you go beyond.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Summer study abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia

January 11th, 2016

Russia_instorySpend two weeks this summer (July 11 – 25, 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of a study abroad opportunity with The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. This year’s topic is the “Internet of Things” technologies and will include cultural excursions, city exploration and social events.

This is the second year of the program and Dr. Olga Imas, associate professor in the EECS Department, is excited to expand the program to more students. “We are hoping to have 20 students this year. What is great about this program is that it is open to all majors MSOE offers, and the credits earned transfer into most academic programs,” said Imas.

While at the international program, students will spend 10 days in class. Each day also has an excursion, guided by current Russian students, to enjoy the Russian country and culture. It is important to note that knowing the Russian language is not a requirement to participate in the program.

Julian Alberts, senior mechanical engineering student, attended the program last year. “This trip has changed me as a person and I will never forget the people I met, the knowledge gained and the impression that this city has left on me.”

To learn more about the program and how to enroll, attend the information session on Friday, Jan. 15 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center, Multipurpose Room. Unable to attend? Please email Imas at imas@msoe.edu with any questions.

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MSOE named Top School by Military Advanced Education & Transition

January 5th, 2016

news_2016_Military_Top_SchoolMilitary Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded MSOE the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. Institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Military Advanced Education & Transition is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Art of the North Shore Line opens Jan. 22

January 4th, 2016

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news_2016_GM_NSLine2With its rapid expansion in the 1920s, the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad set the standard for electric interurban transit in America; no railway could compare to the North Shore Line. The North Shore Line also established itself as a leader in marketing with a highly successful print ad and poster campaign featuring the work of designers Willard Frederic Elmes, Oscar Rabe Hanson and Ervine Metzl, among others.

Art of the North Shore Line features many of these memorable posters along with photographs, prints and ephemera from the height of the North Shore Line’s success. The exhibition was assembled from the collection of the Milwaukee Public Library and a number of private collections, and photographer John Gruber and J.J. Sedelmaier, world-renowned artist, designer and animator of Saturday Night Live’s TV Funhouse, are the guest curators.

The exhibition will be on display at the Grohmann Museum Jan. 22 through April 24, 2016. The museum is offering free admission during Milwaukee’s Gallery Day and Night, Friday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 23 from Noon to 6 p.m. Gruber and Sedelmaier will give a free presentation on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.

The museum, located at 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

Grohmann_North_Shore_LineThe Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Bridging Borders

December 22nd, 2015

DSC_0194_resizedWhen international students first come to MSOE, they are immersed in the culture of a country different from theirs in a variety of ways. This can be both a thrilling and a nerve-wracking experience. Soon, they will meet many new people, make friends, have fun experiences, and embark on exciting adventures. However, they will also need to be able to quickly adapt to a new language, a new culture, and a new lifestyle. Culture shock is often a symptom of this barrage of unfamiliar experiences. Students begin to feel vulnerable and miss their family, friends, and home. Unfortunately, this all could negatively impact the inherently positive and enriching experience of living and studying in a new country.

This issue is addressed by MSOE’s Bridging Borders Program. Bridging Borders provides interested international students the choice either to be matched with an MSOE student, called a “Conversation Partner,” or with an MSOE staff or faculty member, called a “Friendship Family.” Both of these options allow students a chance to learn about another country or culture and to receive assistance with adjusting to life in America from a friendly and helpful MSOE participant.

The matching process begins anew every quarter with an application on which international students identify their preferences and interests. These are then used to match the applicant with another MSOE student or a faculty or staff member with which he or she would get along. During the third week of the quarter, an “icebreaker” meeting is scheduled through which the matched companions meet and get to know each other. The partners then arrange days and times to meet throughout the rest of the quarter.

If a student desires a more relaxed relationship with a companion he or she can simply hang out with and play video games or accompany to parties and other social events, the “Conversation Partner” option is ideal. The international student who chooses this option is matched with a current MSOE student from the United States. Students are encouraged to meet with their partners once a week in order to not only practice conversing in English but to also learn about and experience how a domestic MSOE student lives, works, and plays.

If the international student prefers a family setting, he or she can choose the “Friendship Family” option and get matched with an MSOE faculty or staff member. The focus of this option is more family-oriented, and the student is able to participate in such events as holiday celebrations and dinners at the volunteer’s home. The student is encouraged to meet with their faculty or staff companion at least two times a month.

The program has had great results for everyone involved. Nasser Thani is an international student from Kuwait who appreciates all the help Bridging Borders has provided him. He particularly enjoyed going out to restaurants with his partner and said, “We had good times talking about things I didn’t know about Milwaukee. The program helped me so much. I learned a lot of things about the USA and that has helped me in my life.”

One volunteer said, “I’m having a wonderful time with my partner! We try and meet at least once a week, and as of right now we have gotten coffee, talked, and even took a Zumba class together. I think this is a wonderful program and benefits so many people, not just the international students.”

Bridging Borders currently has 60 participants: 33 international students and 27 volunteers. Students who apply for the program come from all over the world, including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, and India. Though volunteers for Bridging Borders are currently limited to MSOE faculty, staff, and students, there are plans to expand the program beyond MSOE to encourage an outside perspective.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Mark Fischer at fischerm@msoe.edu or call the ESL office at (414) 277-7232.

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