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Important FAFSA updates

September 30th, 2016

Sept. 30, 2016 — This year, for the first time, students may begin filing their FAFSA for the upcoming school year beginning Oct. 1. (The previous start date was Jan. 1.) Additionally, students and families will be using 2-year-old tax information instead of the previous year’s information. This is beneficial because it allows the vast majority of FAFSA filers to link their tax information directly into their FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) within the FAFSA, saving people time and improving accuracy. As a result of this federal change, MSOE is moving its FAFSA priority filing date to Jan. 1, 2017. Contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@msoe.edu or (414) 277-7223 with questions or view the Financial Aid Application Process.

MSOE 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; 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 Career Fair is Sept. 29-30

September 23rd, 2016

2016_news_career_fairSept. 23, 2016 — Competition at MSOE is fierce—by employers, that is. MSOE students and graduates are in demand and employers are flocking to campus to recruit some of the nation’s top talent. MSOE’s two-day Career Fair will give more than 230 employers the opportunity to meet students and hire them for internships and full-time positions.

The Career Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kern Center.

Premier Sponsors of this year’s event include Accelogix, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Corporate Technology Solutions, Esterline, McGough Construction, Milwaukee Tool, Plexus Corporation, Red Arrow Labs, Saint-Gobain and Yaskawa America Inc.

“We continually hear from employers that MSOE’s students and graduates are ready to hit the ground running. Employers are anxious to fill their open positions and look forward to recruiting MSOE students,” said Dr. Mary Spencer, director of career services. “The Career Fair is a great event for freshmen through seniors to network with employers and showcase their skills.”

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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U.S. News & World Report ranks MSOE among the best for 2017

September 13th, 2016

MSOE CC Campus Center

Sept. 13, 2016 — Milwaukee School of Engineering earned the 11th spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Universities in the Midwest and was ranked 10th Best Undergraduate Engineering Program in the U.S. among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. In addition, MSOE was ranked 8th Best Value School in the Midwest.

MSOE 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. The university also was ranked 11th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest.

About the rankings:

The 2017 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, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

U.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).

MSOE is ranked highly by a number of organization, 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.

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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Panel Discussion: What makes a great construction professional?

September 9th, 2016

Sept. 9, 2016 – The Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department is hosting a panel discussion with construction industry executives. All majors from the CAECM Department are encouraged to attend and hear firsthand what education, skills, traits and abilities are necessary to become a great construction professional. Dr. Jeong Woo, MSOE construction management program director, will serve as moderator.

Register here.

The discussion will take place Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Partnership Center. Panelists include:

2016_news_CAECM_panel_abuls Mike Abuls
Executive Vice President and COO
CG Schmidt
 2016_news_CAECM_panel_rounds Mark Rounds, P.E.
Vice President of Corporate Development
Vogel Brothers Building Company
 2016_news_CAECM_panel_christov Kitts Christov
Vice President
The Boldt Company
 2016_news_CAECM_panel_schreiber Gary Schreiber
Vice President
Power Construction
 2016_news_CAECM_panel_myers Rob Myers ’98
Project Executive
Mortenson Construction
 2016_news_CAECM_panel_simonides Mark Simonides ’82
Vice President
Turner Construction

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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On the Job: Photography by Jim Seder now open at Grohmann Museum

September 9th, 2016

Grohmann_on_the_jobSept. 9, 2016 — Following decades of work in local industry, Jim Seder resolved to take a new look at work—and the worker—through the lens of his camera. This homage to work took the form of portraits of the workers he encountered in daily life. Included are carpenters, masons, landscapers and the like, all captured in a trademark style in which the subject is the singular focus. On the Job features dozens of Seder’s recent photographs of working people.

This exhibition will be on display at the Grohmann Museum through Dec. 11, 2016. The museum is offering free admission during Milwaukee’s Gallery Day and Night, Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 6 p.m. There will be a Gallery Talk with Seder on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

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.

The 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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Awards honor outstanding faculty members

September 9th, 2016

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Dr. Wujie Zhang, Dr. Eryn Hassemer and Beth Slayman

Sept. 9, 2016 – 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. Wujie Zhang, 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. Zhang 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.

Zhang holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Engineering and Master of Science in Food Science from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from University of South Carolina at Columbia. Zhang joined the faculty in at MSOE in 2012 and is currently the principle investigator on a National Science Foundation I-Corp funded research project titled “Developing an Artificial Red-Blood-Cell Product.” He also is involved with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) as an executive committee member of the Regional Device and Drug Development Initiative.

The Falk Engineering Educator Award was presented to two members of the faculty: Dr. Wujie Zhang and Dr. Eryn Hassemer. 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. Hassemer is an assistant professor in the Physics and Chemistry Department. She received a Bachelor of Science in human biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Beth Slayman, adjunct assistant professor in the Rader School of Business, 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. Slayman earned a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in computer engineering from Marquette University.

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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Museum to host Lost Arts Festival

September 8th, 2016

2016_news_blacksmithSept. 8, 2016 — Celebrate the working past at the Grohmann Museum’s Lost Arts Festival. The museum hosts its seventh annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in its permanent collection. Artisans including the Knapp Family (of “Milwaukee Blacksmith” fame) 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, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 1000 N. Broadway.

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

Luke and Dev Traver, wooden shoe carvers
Mary L. Spencer, glass artist
Cheryl Myers and the MSOE Yarn Engineers, spinning, knitting and crocheting
Steve Allen, craft brewer
Jeff Selchow, woodturning
Knapp Family, blacksmiths

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 1,000 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 2,800 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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MSOE is among Best in the Midwest

August 31st, 2016

Aug. 31, 2016 — Milwaukee School of Engineering is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. Only 156 institutions were named to the “Best in the Midwest” list on The Princeton Review’s website feature, “2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” MSOE has been included on this list every year since 2003.

“We base our ranking lists entirely on what the colleges’ customers, their enrolled students, report to us on our surveys. As such, they provide unique insights into the campus cultures, aid offerings, services, and student body communities at these schools. In the end, it’s all about the fit,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher. “Each year, we salute schools in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West that we consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.”

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.

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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Washington Monthly names MSOE a “Best Bang for the Buck”

August 29th, 2016

2016_news_washmonthlyAug. 29, 2016 — MSOE has been ranked among the “Best Bang for the Buck Midwest Colleges” in the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings.

According to Washington Monthly, “We’ve ranked America’s 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 analyzed the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. Part of this data set shows how much students earn ten years after enrolling at a given college and whether they’re paying down loan principal. It also considers the percent of first-generation students enrolled at each college.

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 welcomes Global UGRAD-Pakistan students

August 27th, 2016

Aug. 27, 2016 — Milwaukee School of Engineering is pleased to welcome new international students on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan).

Javeria, Nouman and Maryam decided to attend MSOE through the Global UGRAD-Pakistan program, which builds the capacity of a diverse group of youth leaders from underserved populations across Pakistan. Through U.S.-based training and practical experience in leadership positions, community engagement, and their professional fields, undergraduate students gain the skills needed to implement long-term civic and economic changes in their communities, building stability through increased local capacity and cross-cultural understanding.

The Global UGRAD-Pakistan students also are exploring U.S. culture, leadership development, and integration into U.S. communities, while developing a broad and nuanced understanding of U.S. values and becoming citizen ambassadors who support expanded diplomatic and development partnerships.

In addition to their academic studies, Global UGRAD-Pakistan students perform community service and explore American traditions. While interacting with Americans in the community and on campus, they develop a more well-rounded perception of American culture and share this understanding with friends, family and others in their communities back home.

“There are huge benefits to having international students on campus. They provide our students with a way to experience the world right here in Milwaukee,” said Mark Anderson, MSOE’s director of international programs and services. “Interacting with them and learning about their culture and background provides students with an opportunity to reflect and learn more about themselves. Also, truly taking the time to get to know international students is a great way to break down barriers and perceived prejudices that we may not even know that we have.”

Global UGRAD-Pakistan students are also give presentations about their home country and cultures at local schools, and national service organizations including the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club, as well as elderly homes, and other locations, reaching thousands of Americans each year. Their unique perspectives and backgrounds enrich the learning experience for American students.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is implemented by IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board). For more information about the program, visit: https://www.irex.org/project/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-pakistan-global-ugrad-pakistan

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. http://exchanges.state.gov

IREX is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1968 that provides thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. www.irex.org

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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