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MSOE Commencement is February 27

February 10th, 2016

MSOE CommencementFeb. 10, 2016 — More than 80 undergraduate and graduate students in engineering majors, the Rader School of Business and School of Nursing will receive their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Winter Commencement, Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Kern Center.

Professor Emeritus Owe Petersen, Ph.D. will receive an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.

Kristi Noll is the class respondent, the honor that goes to the graduate with the highest GPA. Noll is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Kelsey Uuskallio will receive the Alumni Association Award. Recipients of this prestigious award are first nominated by faculty members in their respective academic departments and then the entire graduating class selects from among its peers the student who is most deserving. She is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communication.

About Dr. Owe Petersen:

Dr. Owe Petersen is a noted expert in engineering and in education. Following a long career in industry, he brought his real-world experiences into the classroom. Petersen retired from MSOE in 2015 after 22 years of service and is professor emeritus in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He also served as assistant vice president of institutional research and assessment, chair of the EECS Department for eight years. Before that he was the electrical engineering program director for six years, as well as director of the international EE program with the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

His industrial experiences stem from a 30-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Reading, Penn., where he was a member of technical staff in research and development. His work spanned technical topics such as the design of microwave and millimeter silicon devices, integrated circuit design and technology, molecular beam epitaxy, optical data links and transatlantic repeaters, reliability and metallurgy.

Peterson received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UW-Madison in 1963 and a master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1965 and 1971, respectively. He was an AT&T visiting professor at North Carolina A&T State University from 1990-92. In 1993 he accepted a faculty position at MSOE as associate professor in the EECS Department. In 2005 he was awarded the Ehrennaddle (honorary award) by the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences for meritorious service to the university and the field of engineering education. Petersen is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and longtime ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission evaluator in electrical engineering. He served on many church committees at the congregation and regional level in the Lutheran Church and twice was a delegate to their national convention.

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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WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili is March 6

February 8th, 2016

WMSE_logo_colorFeb. 8, 2016 — Tickets for WMSE’s 14th annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser are on sale now. Tickets are available online and from the WMSE studios in Krueger Hall at 820 N. Milwaukee St. during regular business hours. MSOE students can show their student ID to purchase tickets (in person) for only $5.

Taking place on March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSOE Kern Center, the WMSE Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser has become one of the most popular events of the year. The competition pits more than 50 Milwaukee restaurants, cafés and caterers against one another to determine the city’s best chili. Attendees do the voting at the event. Awards are given to winners in five different categories: best meat, best vegetarian, most unique chili, best heat, and best vendor display/presentation.

news_2016_WMSE_Chili1Not only do you get to vote on which chili is the best, you also get to decide which fire house makes the best chili as Milwaukee fire fighters go head to head with their blazing chili! Once again they will have the boot out to raise money for their Warm Up Winter campaign, which provides new winter coats to more than 16,000 Milwaukee Public School students.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the station will offer its WMSE Hot Sauce made by Man’s Best Friend.  The hot sauce this year features a whole lot of spice and tequila-infused cherries.  Instantly it was dubbed “La Salsa De Los Muertos” or Salsa of The Dead. No WMSE event would be complete without live music. The Midwestern Rockabilly king, Kevin Fayte, will be there to entertain what will surely be one of the event’s biggest crowds ever.

Advance tickets are $12 each and include four chili samples. Additional chili sampling tickets can be purchased at the event for $1 each. Attendees who bring two or more non-perishable food items for the Hunger Task Force, will receive two additional sample tickets. More information…

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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

MSOE News

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

MSOE CAECM Career Night

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

MSOE Science Bowl

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

MSOE MLK Day

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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