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MSOE Career Fair is Sept. 28-29

September 19th, 2017

2017_news_career_fairSept. 19, 2017 – MSOE will hold its largest Career Fair at the end of September when more than 260 employers will visit campus to recruit MSOE students and alumni, all of whom are recognized as some of the nation’s top talent.

The two-day 2017 Career Fair gives employers the opportunity to meet students and hire them for internships and full-time positions. The fair will take place in the Kern Center from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29.

Premier sponsors of this year’s event include Accelogix, Actuant Corporation, Cleo, Convergint Technologies, Curt G. Joa Inc., Milwaukee Tool, Northwestern Mutual, Palermo’s, PEER Bearing Company, Penrod, Plexus Corporation, RCL Engineering Group, Rockwell Collins, Snap-on Inc. and Yaskawa America Inc.

“MSOE students are in demand, and employers are anxious to get on campus to recruit them,” said Dr. Mary Spencer, director of career services. “The talent pool shrinks as we approach the second half of the academic year, so employers start the recruitment process early. They continue to grow their talent by hiring interns and offering incentives to keep them on board full time after graduation.”

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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In memory: Dr. Patricia Kern

September 15th, 2017

2017_news_Kern_PatMSOE is saddened to share that Dr. Patricia Kern passed away Aug. 24, 2017. The term “paying it forward” truly encompasses the work Dr. Kern carried out. She co-founded the Kern Family Foundation in 1998 with her husband Dr. Robert Kern after they sold Generac Power Systems, a company they founded in 1959. She generously supported several organizations, including MSOE and Project Lead The Way. In 2000, MSOE awarded Mrs. Kern an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her professional and philanthropic work in the community. Her legacy lives on at MSOE, most visibly in the Kern Center and Viets Field. We are humbled by the generosity and dedication Mrs. Kern, her husband, and foundation have provided over the years, and the indelible mark she has made on MSOE and the community. Find more details of her life contributions here.

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MSOE is among the best in 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings

September 12th, 2017

2017_news_best-colleges-ENGINEERING PROGRAMS-2018Sept. 12, 2017 — Milwaukee School of Engineering was included on several lists within the 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings, including:

  • 10th Best Engineering Programs overall in the U.S. among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s
  • 6th Best Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 7th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 11th Best University in the Midwest
  • 11th Best Value School in the Midwest

MSOE also was recognized among universities having the Best Foreign Student Factor in the Midwest. This list identifies those institutions with large proportions of international students, which provides a professionally and personally rewarding dynamic on campus.

2017_news_BC-regional-universities-midwest_2018MSOE is ranked highly by many organizations, and while this is gratifying, it is important to note that rankings should not be overemphasized by students or their families during the college selection process. Choosing a college is an individual decision that should be made by students and families based on the student’s individual needs. Students come to MSOE because of its focus on laboratory experience and career practice, expert faculty dedicated to student learning, its small college feeling within a vibrant downtown neighborhood, extremely high placement rates for graduates and the success of its alumni.

The 2018 rankings by U.S. News provide an examination of how nearly 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Rankings are based on several factors and scores are weighted to arrive at a final overall score. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving. U.S. News uses the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to group schools into like categories. MSOE is classified as a Regional University.

2017_news_best-colleges-RU-Best Value_2018U.S. News bases its undergraduate engineering programs rankings on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions, who are surveyed each spring and asked to rate each program they are familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Awards honor outstanding faculty members

September 11th, 2017

Dr. Luis Rodriguez (left), Dr. Jung Lee (center), Doug Nelson, P.E.

Dr. Luis Rodriguez (left), Dr. Jung Lee (center), Doug Nelson, P.E.

Sept. 11, 2017 – In keeping with tradition, outstanding full-time and part-time faculty members were honored at MSOE to mark the beginning of the new academic year.

Dr. Jung Lee, assistant professor in the Physics and Chemistry Department, received the Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award.

Karl O. Werwath was an innovator in engineering education and the application of technology, and believed that teaching effectiveness was enhanced through applied research and consulting. He felt that MSOE should make an effort to contribute to the advancement of technical knowledge for the benefit of business and industry for the good of the community and the nation. This award was initiated to recognize the vision of Karl O. Werwath and the contribution of MSOE faculty and staff who have fostered the advancement of applied scientific knowledge. Lee was nominated for this award by MSOE faculty and staff members, alumni, Regents and Corporation members. The award recipient is chosen based on criteria including his or her contribution to engineering, scientific research, consulting, the engineering profession and scholarship, promoting research at MSOE, patentable concepts and publications.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Kyung Hee University at Seoul; a Master of Science in Chemistry from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; and a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Lee joined the faculty in at MSOE in 2011 and is currently part of a team of faculty and students working on a National Science Foundation I-Corp funded research project titled “Developing an Artificial Red-Blood-Cell Product.” He also has been involved with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI), and the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling.

The Falk Engineering Educator Award was presented to Doug Nelson, P.E. The award is given annually to full-time faculty members with less than seven years experience. It is a testament to exemplary dedication and performance. Nelson is an assistant professor in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. He received an Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Engineering from SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville; a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University.

Dr. Luis G. Rodriguez, adjunct associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, received the Johnson Controls Award, presented to outstanding part-time faculty. The award was inspired by Robert C. Moore, a long-time faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. The award recognizes the contributions of part-time faculty to the education, motivation and support of the students at MSOE; encourages and recognizes excellence in teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels; recognizes commitment and assistance to students outside of the classroom; and recognizes contributions to the improvement of educational programs and the effectiveness of the learning process at MSOE. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Monterey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies; and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE announces faculty changes for 2017-18 academic year

September 7th, 2017

Faculty Promotions

Dr. Aaron Armstrong, associate professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Dr. Victoria Carlson-Oehlers, associate professor, School of Nursing
Dr. Nazieh Masoud, associate professor, Physics and Chemistry Department
Dr. Jane Paige, professor, School of Nursing
Dr. Walter Schilling, professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Dr. Jay Wierer, associate professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

New Hires

Rader School of Business

Dr. Ellen Bartling, adjunct clinical faculty
Daniel Geigler, adjunct assistant professor
Kate Kerrigan ’90, ’92, adjunct clinical faculty
Cynthia Marino, adjunct clinical faculty
Kathy Miles, adjunct clinical faculty

Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department

Megan Hayes ’16, lecturer
Josh Halvorsen ’12, lecturer
Adam Freidman ’08, ’09, lecturer
Philip Ciha, lecturer
Mark Maday, lecturer
Dr. Mitzi Dobersek, adjunct assistant professor
Steven Doocy ’11, ’12, lecturer

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department 

Deborah Varnell, assistant professor
Dr. William Retert, adjunct assistant professor
Paul Licato, senior lecturer
Laura Stevens, lecturer

Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department

Rebecca Arnell, lecturer
Dr. Kimberly S. Baker, adjunct assistant professor
Ashley Dzick ’13, lecturer
Amii LaPointe, adjunct assistant professor
Lyle Maryniak, lecturer

Mathematics Department

Joshua Jaszewski, lecturer
Annie Meyers, lecturer
Dr. Jeffrey Roland, adjunct assistant professor

Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Michael Cook, instructor
Dr. Ngon (Simon) Dao, adjunct professor
Ralph Harkins, adjunct assistant professor
Mark Ryan, adjunct assistant professor
Oliver Sams IV, adjunct assistant professor

School of Nursing

Raymond Garay ’12, adjunct assistant professor
Jennifer Klug, adjunct assistant professor

Physics and Chemistry Department

Dr. Bernoli Baello, adjunct assistant professor

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Money, Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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“Masterworks” exhibition kicks off Grohmann Museum’s 10th anniversary

September 6th, 2017

John George Brown's Extra, Extra (The Paper Boy)

John George Brown’s Extra, Extra (The Paper Boy)

Sept. 6, 2017 – This October will mark 10 years since the Grohmann Museum opened its doors to Milwaukee and the world. The museum’s collection has nearly doubled in size since then and now totals more than 1,300 paintings, sculptures and photographs. In honor of the occasion, more than 30 paintings have been selected as highlights from the permanent collection for the Masterworks exhibition, on display Sept. 8 through Dec. 29.

The exhibition features a unique self-guided tour, following “collection spotlights” – special commentary on special pieces – handpicked from the museum’s vast collection of the art of industry, engineering and human achievement.

The 10th anniversary celebration continues throughout the fall season with a series of Grand Tours with museum staff along with a variety of special events, including the Lost Arts Festival on Sept. 30, and a Gallery Night Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20.

The Grohmann Museum, 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.

Norman Rockwell's Bookworm

Norman Rockwell’s Bookworm

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 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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Lost Arts Festival is Sept. 30 at Grohmann Museum

September 5th, 2017

MSOE Grohmann Museum Lost Arts ForgeSept. 5, 2017 — Celebrate the working past at the Grohmann Museum’s Lost Arts Festival. The museum hosts its eighth annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in its permanent collection. Artisans will share their expertise and demonstrate their techniques as the museum and its surroundings become a laboratory for the creation of “Lost Arts.” The festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 1000 N. Broadway.

The Grohmann Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall, and the Lost Arts Festival is just one of the ways the museum and MSOE are honoring the occasion. The festival is a fun and affordable family activity, and gives visitors the opportunity to see some of the “lost arts” of the past.

Visitors will enjoy live music by Frogwater and watching demonstrations by:

  • Steve Allen, craft brewer
  • Marv Bollman, woodcraft bowls and ornaments
  • Grohmann Museum Master Painters
  • Kristi Hatzinger, leather craftwork
  • Gary Hess, cooperage (barrel making)
  • Milwaukee Blacksmith, blacksmiths
  • Cheryl Myers, spinning, knitting and crocheting
  • Jeff Selchow, woodturning
  • Mary L. Spencer, glass artist
  • Scott Sullivan, artisanal axe crafting and restoration
  • Luke and Dev Traver, wooden shoe carvers

Regular museum admission applies: $5 adults; $3 students and seniors; free for children under 12 and MSOE students, faculty, staff and alumni (with I.D.).

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 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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MSOE is 12th “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Midwest according to Washington Monthly

August 28th, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017 — MSOE was ranked among the top 150 master’s universities in the nation, and the 12th “Best Bang for the Buck Midwest College” in the 2017 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings.

According to Washington Monthly, the Best Bang for the Buck Colleges listing is their “Exclusive list of schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. Since 2012, we’ve ranked America’s four-year colleges and universities based on their ‘bang for the buck’—that is, the extent to which they charge students who aren’t rich a reasonable price for quality education that will advance them in their careers.”

In compiling this ranking, Washington Monthly rates colleges and universities on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service.

MSOE is consistently ranked highly by a number of organizations, as seen online at msoe.edu/rankings.

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Money, Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

 

 

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Student-built rocket wins award

August 18th, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017 – A team of MSOE students placed 10th overall in the Midwest High Power Rocketry Competition and received the additional honor of “Coolest Looking Design.”

The Raider Rocketeers

The Raider Rocketeers

The Raider Rocketeers was one of three teams chosen by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium to participate in the national competition. Students were challenged to design and construct an “adaptable” single stage, dual deploy high-power rocket system that will fly to the same highest possible altitude on two distinctly different motors. The rocket had to be recovered safely and in flyable condition.

In addition to building the rocket, students were tasked with predicting the rocket’s flight performance with each selected motor and constructing a non-commercial on-board data collection package for the rocket that would directly measure velocity versus time, for comparison with data collected by a commercial rocketry altimeter, as well as sense and log airframe separation and parachute extraction from the airframe for both drogue and main parachute deployments, and also collect up and down video from outside the airframe to certify expected (i.e. primary, not backup) drogue and main parachute full deployment.

“The overall objective of the competition is to promote engineering design skill development for aerospace applications that encompasses STEM areas,” said Dr. Anand Vyas, team advisor and adjunct assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “The competition objectives tacitly embed research as part of exploring design options and learning from published papers, articles, and codes related to high power rocketry.”
IMG_6955The competition typically has a final launch date during the second weekend of May. This year, due to inclement weather, the launch was rescheduled. MSOE’s Raider Rocketeers launched on July 8.

“We are grateful to Frank Nobile from Tripoli Rocketry Association for serving as safety advisor to the Raider Rocketeers and facilitating the rescheduled launch on July 8,” Vyas said. “Without his help, rescheduled launch would not have been possible.”

MSOE has been participating in the Midwest High Power Rocketry Competition since 2012-13. The competition was run by the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC) but open to college/university student teams from across the nation, during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Money, Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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The Princeton Review names MSOE among the Best in the Midwest

August 15th, 2017

MSOE StudentsAug. 15, 2017 — Milwaukee School of Engineering is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. Only 158 institutions were named to the “Best in the Midwest” list on The Princeton Review’s website feature, “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” MSOE has been included on this list every year since 2003.

The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of their science lab facilities — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

MSOE is consistently ranked highly by a number of organizations, as seen online at msoe.edu/rankings.

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 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Money, Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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