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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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MSOE grads earn top dollar

December 10th, 2015

MSOE Commencement

MSOE is among the top 50 colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to graduate earning power. In a new report, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at the four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries 10 years after starting their studies–MSOE is 45th on the list.

See a list of the 50 colleges where students earn the highest salaries at BusinessInsider.com, and see the complete report and methodology from Georgetown.

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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Three business leaders join MSOE Board of Regents

November 18th, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015 — Kendall G. Breunig, Bernard A. Cohen, Ph.D. and Richard G. Galling have joined the Board of Regents at MSOE. In addition, five individuals were added as MSOE Corporation members.

Kendall G. Breunig ’79 is principal of Sunset Investors in Franklin, Wis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology from MSOE and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. As a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, Breunig’s career has focused on real estate development and management. Sunset Investors led the redevelopment of the historically designated Pritzlaff Building, Plankinton Lofts and Commission House Condominiums in Milwaukee, and several condominium complexes in Germantown, Franklin and New Berlin, Wis. In addition, he is president of Breunig Engineering Inc., managing member of E Z Self Storage LLP, and corporate secretary of Coating Place Inc. Breunig has served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2002.

Bernard A. Cohen, Ph.D. ’71 is the founder and president of Neurological Monitoring Associates LLC (NMA). He graduated from MSOE in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and obtained his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 1975. His career has been devoted to research work involving analysis of electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. Cohen has been a member of the faculty of the Emory University Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin and MSOE. He is currently in private practice focusing on intraoperative monitoring. He has published more than 100 papers and book chapters and is a frequently invited speaker nationally and internationally. Cohen has served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2001, was named an Outstanding Alumnus in 1976, and inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in 2006. He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Neurophysiological Monitoring and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He is certified in neurological intraoperative monitoring. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.

Richard G. Galling ’75 is president and chief operating officer of Hammes Co. in Brookfield, Wis. He is responsible for directing the company’s service line divisions and regional locations. He is considered a national leading expert on the planning and development of hospitals and ambulatory facilities, having personally directed the development of more than 100 facilities over a 25-year period. Galling is often quoted in national publications and speaks regularly at various industry associations and trade groups. Previously, Galling was the director of development for the Henry S. Reuss Federal Plaza and the corporate headquarters of Northwestern Mutual Life, both in Milwaukee, and served in the same capacity for the University Place mixed-use development in Charlotte, N.C. Galling has served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2013. He sits on the board of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and is board president of the Three Harbors Council – Boy Scouts of America. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology from MSOE.

Dr. Dwight Diercks ’90 returns to the Board of Regents from Regent Emeritus status. Regents Robert Arzbaecher, Dr. Michael Barber ’82, Dr. Michael Borden, Dr. Willie Davis, Paul Luber, Brian Stark ’71 and Dr. James Wigdale are now Regents Emeriti.

New Corporation members include:
Donald Albinger ’99, vice president, building automation systems, Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee
Mechelle King ’04, assistant vice president, digital marketing, Park Bank, Milwaukee
Thor Misko ’06, program director and team leader, entrepreneurial engineering program, Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, Wis.
Frank Stangl, president, Weimer Bearing and Transmission, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Matthew Vandenbush ’97, vice president – software, Brady Corp., Milwaukee

Since it was founded in 1903, MSOE has benefitted from the advice and support of volunteer leaders. Meaningful involvement is the most accurate way to describe the manner in which MSOE’s Board of Regents and Corporation members assume their responsibilities. Comprised of representatives of business, industry, government and education, the Board of Regents governs the operations and the future planning of the 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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MSOE helps Team USA win Community Plumbing Challenge in India

November 6th, 2015

MSOE Team USA

Nov. 6, 2015 — Team USA emerged victorious at the Community Plumbing Challenge in Nashik, India. The goal of the challenge is to showcase skills of young professionals to create solutions to sanitation systems in developing countries.

School 125 in Nashik has approximately 500 students ranging from ages five to 13. The children are afraid and unwilling to use the bathrooms at the school, which are dark, poorly ventilated and mostly non-functional.

MSOE students Miya Preston (designer) and Jill Vande Boom (engineer) and Fox Valley Technical College students Adam Koenigs (plumber) and Peter Hollmaier (plumber and mason) comprised Team USA. They spent six months preparing for their week-long experience in India where they competed against Team Australia, Team Basque Country and Team India. Team USA was coached by MSOE assistant professor Douglas Nelson, architectural engineering graduate Judith Torres ’12, and Randy Lorge, FVTC instructor.

Upon arrival at the school on Nov. 1, Community Plumbing Challenge teams were welcomed by the school community and dignitaries. Each team presented their design proposals to improve the plumbing conditions of the bathroom and then collaborated to develop and implement a solution for the bathrooms at the school. They also worked with students to teach them the importance of hygiene by using hands-on activities and games.

Since Team USA was the winner, they acted as the project managers for the renovation. All materials and tools had to be easily available in the surrounding areas so the design could be used at multiple schools. Once designs were finalized, construction began on the hand washing stations and the toilets. The completion of construction was followed by a visit from the Indian Plumbing Association which has an interest in developing the Community Plumbing Challenge for other schools in the city.

About MSOE
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 wins two Stemmy awards

October 30th, 2015

The 2015 Excellence in STEM Awards – the Stemmys were presented at the 11th annual sySTEMnow Conference on Oct. 27. MSOE receives two Stemmys: one for the Carter Academy and a second for the GE Girls at MSOE program.

In the education category, MSOE received a Stemmy in recognition of the Carter Academy. The award is given to the educational institution whose curriculum, individual activities, and/or overall program demonstrates a unique approach and/or unparalleled commitment to promoting STEM awareness and improving the STEM competency of K-12 students. The Carter Academy at MSOE was established in 2013 to deliver an intense academic pre-college program for potentially qualified students who wish to enroll at MSOE, but need further development of their math, science and writing skills. The program bridges the gap from high school to MSOE for students who show high academic potential and an interest in pursuing a STEM-related career. It was made possible thanks to an endowed gift from Dr. Gene and Mrs. Patricia Carter.

In the partnership category, MSOE and GE Healthcare were recognized for the GE Girls at MSOE program. The award is given to the business, governmental agency, association, foundation or other organization whose educational outreach efforts, in partnership with individual students and/or local schools demonstrates a unique approach and/or unparalleled commitment to promoting STEM awareness and improving the STEM competency of K-12 students. MSOE and GE Healthcare have partnered to offer this program every year since 2012. Its purpose is to inspire middle school girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) through engaging and challenging hands-on experiences using STEM skills in collaboration with women role models currently working in related industries.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 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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MSOEs student SAE chapter is largest in U.S.

October 29th, 2015

With 139 members, MSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is the largest in the United States and third largest in the world.

In February 2015, the chapter was the Class 1 recipient of the 2014 SAE Honeywell Outstanding Collegiate Branch Award. This award, which was established in 1963 by the Bendix Corp., recognizes SAE Collegiate Branches for exemplary performance in the areas of technical meetings, networking opportunities, promoting SAE membership, activities including the Collegiate Design SeriesTM competitions, and community service programs like A World in Motion®.

Its executive members are mechanical engineering majors Lauren Goulet, president; Karl Hundt, vice president; John Miller, Ben Mueller, Anthony Reh, Spencer Rich, Adrian Robillard and Brandon VanderHeyden.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 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 baseball pitches in to help children with vision loss play ball

October 28th, 2015

MSOE’s Baseball Team, in collaboration with Vision Forward Association hosted a Beeper Baseball event for area youth who are blind or visually impaired. The event gave children a unique opportunity to play baseball that has been adapted to rely more on sound than sight and to be with others who fully understand the daily challenges that vision loss can cause.

MSOE baseball players introduced the children to the fundamentals of baseball and offered several hands-on-experiences. The children were able to handle baseball equipment, such as bats, balls, mitts, and catcher’s equipment prior to playing the game. The bases and balls beeped – giving the students with vision loss audible cues to help support them while playing this sport. Many youth with vision loss often are excluded from opportunities relating to athletics because of their vision loss. This event also provided an excellent opportunity for students to socialize with others who also have visual impairments from the surrounding area.

About MSOE

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 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 wins national championship at ASC competition

October 23rd, 2015

Five teams of architectural engineering and construction management students from Milwaukee School of Engineering traveled to the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 3 Conference and Student Competitions in October. The competition hosted about 280 students majoring in architectural engineering, civil engineering, and construction management. A total of 14 companies sponsored the four day event. MSOE teams took first in the nation for the health care competition, second place in the regional commercial competition, and third place in the regional design build competition.

For each competition the teams receive a request for proposal (RFP) for a real project at 7 a.m. and have 16 hours to turn in their proposal at 11 p.m. The following morning they present their solution to a panel of judges, which usually includes individuals who were involved in the actual project.

National Champion: Health Care Team
The Health Care Team won the National Open Championship. This competition was sponsored by Turner and tested each team’s ability to estimate and plan the construction of a hospital and their ability to present that plan professionally and efficiently to a client. Congratulations to team members: Zach Dawiec, Trevor Koziczkowski, Michelle Vanbuskirk, Jill Vandeboom, Brent Wilcox, Alexander Vetroczky and their coach Jeong Woo.

Regional Second Place: Commercial Team
The Design/Build Team won the second place regional title with their RFP for a senior housing project which was sponsored by Walsh. Congratulations to Megan Harley, Andrew Jax, Michael Laskowski, Brian Mueller, Travis Smith, Brett Vollmer and their coach Jeong Woo.

Regional Third Place: Design/Build Team
The Design/Build Team won the third place regional title with their RFP for a convention center. McCarthy sponsored the competition. Congratulations to Gustavo Cantoral, Jessica Johnson, Luke Muller, Marina Sharp, James Simonson, Evan Wilson and their coach DeAnna Leitzke.

National Competition: Electrical Team
The Electrical Team submitted a proposal for the construction plan for an Intelligent Transportation System for Illinois Route 390 in northeastern Illinois. The competition was sponsored by Aldridge Electric. Team members included: Rinkinson Gohel, Katie Maki, Casey Moneer, Marcos Trejo Perez, Brittany Vitkovich, Scott Zietlow and their coach Christine Brotz.

National Competition: Concrete Solutions
The team submitted a proposal for concrete solutions for a project with unforeseen conditions and poor terrain in New York. The competition was sponsored by Lithko. Team members included: Gage Christianson, Joey Fassbender, Cody Ganchar, Mitch Hickmann, Edward Hinsa, Mike Shea and their coach Jeong Woo.

Since entering the competition in 1999, MSOE has had 24 top three places in national student competitions and 13 national championship teams. No other university in the country has experienced the consistent level of success demonstrated by MSOE.

About MSOE
Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 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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Forge Work: New Photography by Michael Schultz

October 20th, 2015

With more than 30 years of experience in making photographs, with works in many public and private collections, Michael Schultz continues his work creating images of monumental industrial interiors of both foundry and forge. As a follow-up to 2010s Foundry Work, the Grohmann Museum has organized Forge Work: New Photography by Michael Schultz, which highlights his recent work in forging operations the world over. Presses and hammers replace the molds and ladles in his previous work, produced in a way unique to the artist alone. As one of the premiere photographers in industrial art, Schultz continues a long tradition of capturing the spectacle of man and machine in amazing images of industry. The exhibition is on display at the museum until Dec. 13, 2015.

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

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Graduate Program Showcase

October 19th, 2015

Join the Graduate and Professional Education Department for the Graduate Program Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the new Grohmann Tower. Learn more about MSOE’s graduate programs and speak directly with our graduate admissions counselor and program directors. Graduate programs include:

Business

Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering (face-to-face and 100% online)

Health-Related

  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing-Health Care Systems Management
  • Perfusion

Sign up today for this event.

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