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Dr. Alicia Domack is Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner

January 5th, 2017

2017_news_domackJan. 5, 2017 – Dr. Alicia Domack, associate professor and chair of MSOE’s Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department, has been named a Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner.

More than 260 nominations were submitted for the award, which recognizes professional achievement as well as community involvement. According to Mark Kass, editor-in-chief of the Milwaukee Business Journal, “40 Under 40 is one of the most important awards programs we put together every year because it identifies young professionals from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in all industries who are making a difference in the office and in the community.”

Domack joined the MSOE faculty in 2009 and was promoted to department chair in 2015. In her time on campus, she has created a minor in psychology, worked with faculty to introduce the new user experience and communication design major, implemented a community-service focused first-year curriculum, and supported faculty in the creation of new study abroad opportunities and courses requested by students.

While continuing to teach psychology courses, Domack has been part of multiple institution-wide committees including the Executive Education Council, Women at MSOE, Freshman Year Experience, Institutional Review Board and MSOE Faculty Book Club. She also advises the Kappa Sigma Mu sorority and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, American Statistical Association and Society for Research in Child Development.

Outside of MSOE, Domack is involved in the Village of Shorewood Foundation and Ex Fabula Milwaukee. During her recently completed term as president, the Shorewood Foundation sponsored Shorewood’s inaugural Plein Air Festival; brought a farmer’s market to the village; was a major sponsor of the Ghost Train public art display (currently running daily); provided $10,000 to building tennis courts at Lake Bluff School and $15,000 for playground equipment at Atwater School; provided scholarships for graduating seniors at Shorewood High School; supported various community organizations such as RedGen; and was the sole sponsor for the 4th of July fireworks at Atwater Beach.

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; a 97% 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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Faculty and staff honored at MSOE

May 9th, 2016

Annual awards recognize those who exemplify the values and beliefs of the university’s founding family

2016_news_faculty_staff_awardsMay 9, 2016 – Dr. Eric Durant ’98, professor and computer engineering program director, received the Oscar Werwath Distinguished Teacher Award. The award was established by the university in 1967 to recognize excellence in teaching.  All nominees for this award must have a minimum of seven years of full-time service to MSOE. Students choose the award winner through two rounds of voting. On their ballots, students described Durant as a passionate teacher who clearly wishes for students’ success; extremely dedicated to being the best educator and mentor he can be; incredibly nice and humble; helpful to students, even those he hasn’t met before; by far the most caring professor I have ever had; and he always makes times to answer questions outside of class.

Kathy Griesmaier, Bookstore assistant manager, was awarded the Johanna Seelhorst Werwath Distinguished Staff Award. This award is given annually to the employee who is considered to possess those attributes of excellence of character, outstanding ability, a high order of integrity, loyalty and dedication to duty and a sincere willingness to cooperate with others in maintaining the highest standards of staff performance and service to students, Regents, faculty, other staff members, and the public. All nominees must have seven or more years of full-time service as a staff member. Officers of the university are not eligible for this award nor are previous award winners. The award recipient is voted on by MSOE faculty and staff, who described Griesmaier as friendly and professional; incredibly helpful; embodies the spirit of customer service; a joy to work with; treasured colleague; and truly committed and passionate.

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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Mechanical engineering seniors win at ASME competitions

April 29th, 2016

2016_news_asme_teamApril 29, 2016 — MSOE’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design team took second place at the 2016 Student Design Competition held at Minnesota State University, Mankato, April 22-24, 2016. With this win they will be progressing on to compete at the ASME national competition.

Mechanical engineering seniors Clark Anderson, Sven Kirschtowski, Bilal Nyazi, Devin Runner, Arthur Siebel, Ou Yang and electrical engineering major Pascal Dettmann, designed and built a small machine that processes and launches three projectiles, each made of a standard A4 size piece of paper. The goal is to achieve the farthest distance and complete the task in less than five minutes. The team’s machine accomplished this by rolling up the paper inside a steel tube, crushing it into a dense cylinder using a ball screw that applied over 1,000 pounds of force, and throwing it using a slingshot style mechanism. Professor Mohammad Mahinfalah, Ph.D. is the team’s advisor. The project also served as the team’s senior design project, and will be on display May 27 during MSOE’s annual senior project day on campus.

The ASME Student Design Competition provides a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems – from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of an annually determined problem statement.

The Student Design Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of mechanical engineering students while encouraging them to develop innovative ideas towards an improved quality of life for all. Each year, several teams compete at the regional Student Professional Development Conferences in select locations worldwide. Winners then proceed to finals at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). Cash prizes and awards are presented to winners at both regional competitions and the finals.

Justin Clough and Megan Kroll, both mechanical engineering seniors, participated in the ASME Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition. They each delivered a 15-minute presentation on a subject addressing a technical, economic or environmental aspect of engineering. A major portion of the total score is based on the judges’ evaluation of the student’s relative capability to communicate orally, including evidence of a talent to respond effectively during a five-minute question and answer period. Clough was awarded second place and the award for “Best Technical Content.” Kroll received fifth place.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students. 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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Two MSOE students awarded scholarships at MCAA Convention

March 23rd, 2016

2016_news_MCAA_teamMarch 23, 2016 — Congratulations to MSOE seniors Leah Hendricks and Andrew Palcan on being awarded scholarships at the annual Mechanical Contractors Association of American (MCAA) Convention in Orlando, Florida. Both students are majoring in architectural engineering with a specialty mechanical building systems and are a part of the Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program with a specialty in MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems. The two students were also a part of the MCAA Student Competition this year.

Hendricks received the William A. Bianco Jr. Memorial Scholarship. She is the president of MSOE’s MCAA Student Chapter. This is her second year attending the MCAA Convention and participating in the student competition. Palcan received The Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Blake Wentz, chair of the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department, and five students represented the group.

Pictured, left to right are: Palcan, Hendricks, Trevor Symbal, Wentz, Sarabeth Haworth and Anna Rowe.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students. 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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Blake Wentz named MCAA Educator of the Year again

March 23rd, 2016

Wentz, Blake 7561p 4x6March 23, 2016 — For the third time, Blake Wentz, chair of the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department, received the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) Educator of the Year Award. He previously won in 2012 and 2013. Wentz is also the MCAA Student Chapter advisor at MSOE and won the tennis tournament at the MCAA Convention in Orlando, Fla.

The committee chose Wentz for his mentoring ability, industry knowledge and involvement, and active participation in Student Chapter Program activities. Wentz’s outstanding abilities are revealed in the success of the MCAA Student Chapter at MSOE, which was named student chapter of the year in 2015, won the 2011 and 2013 MCAA Student Chapter Competitions and was a finalist in 2012. This year the team placed sixth.

news_MCAA_logoMCAA serves the unique needs of approximately 2,500 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping and mechanical service. MCAA provides members with high-quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise. MCAA includes the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, the Plumbing Contractors of America, the Manufacturer/Supplier Council, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students. 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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MSOE presents faculty awards

September 14th, 2015

Outstanding full-time and part-time faculty and staff members recently were honored at MSOE.

Dr. Ann Batiza, director of the SUN (Students Understanding eNergy) Project, and Dr. Jane Paige, associate professor in the School of Nursing and program director of the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, each 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. Batiza and Paige were nominated for this award by MSOE faculty and staff members, alumni, Regents and Corporation members. The award recipients are chosen based on criteria including their contribution to engineering, scientific research, consulting, the engineering profession and scholarship, promoting research at MSOE, patentable concepts and publications.

Batiza holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Lawrence University, a Master of Arts in Education from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from UW-Madison. Paige holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW-Eau Claire, a Master of Science in Nursing from Concordia University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from UW-Milwaukee.

The Falk Engineering Educator Award was presented to Dr. Cory Prust ’99, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. The award is given annually to a full-time faculty member with less than seven years experience. It is a testament to exemplary dedication and performance. Prust is also MSOE’s undergraduate research course coordinator. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MSOE and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Jeffrey Roznowski, P.E., lecturer 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. Roznowski earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from UW-Madison and an MBA from UW-Milwaukee.

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, mathematics 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 and mid-career 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 recognizes student leaders

May 7th, 2015

Congratulations to the more than 60 Milwaukee School of Engineering students who were nominated for leadership awards this year. The following awards were presented at the annual President’s Student Leadership Awards Dinner on May 6:

Outstanding Student Award

Nina Alioto, of Greenfield, Wis., was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Fred F. Loock Outstanding Student Award. This award is presented annually to the MSOE senior student, who, in the opinion of the faculty, most notably combines an excellent academic record and has at the same time demonstrated leadership and professional bearing in extracurricular or community service activities. It is the most prestigious student testimonial that MSOE bestows. Alioto will graduate May 24 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from MSOE.

Other Awards

Vincent R. Canino Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Senior Student Award – Amy Gustafson, Eagan, Minn., biomedical engineering

Nursing Leadership Award – Carly Ademi, Cudahy, Wis., nursing

Matt W. Fuchs Outstanding CAECM Senior Student Award – Sitlalic Aguilar, Milwaukee, construction management

Thomas W. Davis Student Leadership Award – Jonathan Braaten, Glasgow, Mont., mechanical engineering

Daniel E. Sahs Award for Service – Elizabeth Donohew, Milwaukee, software engineering

Outstanding Peer Assistant Award – Sean McGarry, Hoffman Estates, Ill., biomedical engineering

Resident Assistant Programming Award – Connor Bord, Beach Park, Ill., biomedical engineering

Greek of the Year Award – Jeffrey Sparks, Bloomington, Ind., software engineering

Student Employee of the Year Award – Nicole Baylon, Wadsworth, Ill., business management

Senior Men’s Athlete of the Year Award – Garrett Farin, Madison, Wis., soccer, mechanical engineering; Jerome Rhodes, Chicago, track and field, business management

Senior Women’s Athlete of the Year Award – Marlena Trier, Port Washington, Wis., tennis and basketball, civil engineering

Scholar Men’s Athlete of the Year Award – Nathan Verdun, New Berlin, Wis., basketball, architectural engineering and structural engineering

Scholar Women’s Athlete of the Year Award – Marlena Trier, Port Washington, Wis., tennis and basketball, civil engineering

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, mathematics 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 and mid-career 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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Faculty and staff honored for teaching and research

September 12th, 2014

Outstanding full-time and part-time faculty and staff members recently were honored at MSOE.

Douglas Cook ’98, ’07, research engineer in the Rapid Prototyping 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. Cook was nominated for this award by MSOE faculty and staff members, alumni, Regents and Corporation members. The award recipients are chosen based on criteria including their contribution to engineering, scientific research, consulting, the engineering profession and scholarship, promoting research at MSOE, patentable concepts and publications. Cook holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering, all from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

The Falk Engineering Educator Award was presented to Dr. Michael Payne, an associate professor in the Rader School of Business, and business management program director. The award is given annually to a full-time faculty member with less than seven years experience. It is a testament to exemplary dedication and performance. Payne received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in communication arts from the University of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Arizona.

Lisa Rivero, an adjunct associate professor in the General Studies 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. Rivero earned bachelor’s degrees in English and mathematics from Marquette University and a master’s degree literary studies from UW-Milwaukee.

Five members of the faculty were named Professors Emeriti. They are: Dr. Karl David, chairman, Mathematics Department; Dr. John Gassert, professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department; Dr. Douglas Reed, professor, Rader School of Business, received the honor posthumously which his wife Cathy accepted; Dr. Mark Sebern, professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department; and Dr. Bruce Thompson, professor, Rader School of Business.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,700 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics 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 and mid-career 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 NACC Men’s All-Sports Award

May 13th, 2014

NACC_Award.jpgThe Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced that MSOE has won the 2013-14 NACC Men’s All-Sports Award. The Raiders had a 9.69 index over eight NACC-sponsored sports to claim the award over Aurora and Concordia Wisconsin with an 8.94 index each. The conference gives points based on regular season and post-season finish and averages those points out among the number of sponsored sports.

“I’m very proud of our student-athletes and coaches for this accomplishment,” MSOE Director of Athletics Dan Harris said. “We have strived for many years to be a well-rounded department that finds success across a number of sports, instead of just one or two standout programs. I think this award validates our efforts and I could not be more proud.”

MSOE posted top-three finishes in six of its eight sports to win its first All-Sports Award ever. The Red and White teams competed for an award in the Lake Michigan Conference from 1992-2006 and in the NACC since the 2006-07 season. The Men’s Teams claimed a regular-season title in tennis, runner-up finishes in basketball, cross country, both indoor and outdoor track & field, and a third-place finish by the golf team.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics 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 average starting and mid-career 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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