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Awards honor outstanding faculty members

September 11th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Dr. Larry Fennigkoh inducted to American College of Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame

May 30th, 2017

Dr. Larry Fennigkoh

Dr. Larry Fennigkoh

May 30, 2017 – Dr. Larry Fennigkoh, P.E. has been named to the 2017 class of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame for his pioneering work in developing a medical device inventory inclusion algorithm that significantly reduced the maintenance and regulatory burden for many of the nation’s hospitals. He also is being recognized for his application of human factors principles in device incident investigations and the reduction of medical error. He’ll officially be inducted to The Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame during ACCE Members Meeting on June 10, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

Fennigkoh is a biomedical engineering professor in MSOE’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. The Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame is a recognition program and virtual museum established by ACCE with the purpose of celebrating the application of engineering and managerial skills to support and advance patient care through technology, and honoring the individuals who made extraordinary contributions to this effort.

According to the ACCE, without highly qualified, motivated and dedicated clinical engineering professionals, it would be impossible to deploy technology safely and cost-effectively to prevent and diagnose diseases, as well as treat and rehabilitate patients in any part of the world.

Fennigkoh teaches courses in medical instrumentation, biomedical engineering design, biomechanics, biostatistics, electrical circuits and human physiology at MSOE. His areas of expertise include forensic engineering and control of medical error; medical device-related injuries and deaths; and human factors in medical instrumentation design. He also has chaired or been a committee member on more than 40 Master of Science theses in Perfusion or Cardiovascular Sciences programs at MSOE.

While teaching is his main focus, Fennigkoh is still immersed in industry—much to his students’ benefit. Outside the classroom, he does forensic engineering consulting work on medical device-related patient injuries and deaths—cases which he is often able to tie back to his classroom lectures.

Fennigkoh also serves as a consultant for the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, where he helps with the evaluation, modification and design of medical devices for use in hyperbaric environments. This relationship also resulted in the donation of a hyperbaric chamber to MSOE, where students can get involved in this research and observe basic gas laws in action, as well as evaluate high pressure effects on electronic medical devices.

Fennigkoh holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology and Master of Science in Engineering Management from MSOE. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Prior to joining the faculty at MSOE, Fennigkoh led the clinical engineering departments at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. He has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations, including AAMI Clinical Engineering Achievement Award in 1994, ACCE Patient Safety Advocacy Award in 2006, and inducted fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2009.

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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Douglas Nelson receives Outstanding Educator Award from CSWEA

May 30th, 2017

Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

May 30, 2017 – Douglas J. Nelson, P.E. has received the 2017 Bill Boyle Outstanding Educator Award from the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA). Nelson was honored at the organization’s annual meeting in May.

Nelson is an assistant professor in MSOE’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department who specializes in design courses for fire protection and plumbing. He also serves as the advisor to an award-winning team of civil engineering students at MSOE who recently took first place in the Global Water Stewardship category of CSWEA’s Student Design Competition.

The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes Nelson’s contributions in advancing knowledge, education and water equality improvements, and his development of future water environment professionals. This award honors Professor William C. Boyle, professor emeritus of environment engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as mentor to many CSWEA members. Beyond his role as educator, researcher and mentor, Boyle served CSWEA throughout his career as a tireless promoter of ongoing education and training and a facilitator of many successful technical programs and events.

In 2016, Nelson received the Kenneth G. Wentink Award of Excellence from the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) in recognition of his commitment, dedication and inspired service toward the advancement of ideals and goals of the society. Nelson advises MSOE’s student chapter of the organization.

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 15th, 2017

Dr. Chunping Xie and Seandra Mitchell

Dr. Chunping Xie and Seandra Mitchell

May 15, 2017 – Dr. Chunping Xie, associate professor in the Mathematics Department, 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 Xie as one of the most approachable professors in the Mathematics Department who is excellent at explaining both general and abstract concepts; he is kind, incredibly well-prepared, very passionate about teaching, friendly and understanding.

Seandra Mitchell, dean of admissions in the Enrollment Management Department, received 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 Mitchell as someone who goes beyond the call of duty; is very visible, approachable and helpful; works very hard and clearly has a passion for the wellbeing of MSOE; and a pleasure to work with.

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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Dr. Patrick Jung receives honor from state of Iowa

April 28th, 2017

Dr. Patrick Jung (left) accepts an award from Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad

Dr. Patrick Jung (left) accepts an award from Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad

April 28, 2017 – Dr. Patrick J. Jung was honored by the state of Iowa for his article, “Lonely Sentinel: A Military History of Fort Madison, 1808-1813,” which was published in The Annals of Iowa, summer 2016.

Jung, who is a professor in MSOE’s Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department, accepted an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Throne Aldrich Award from Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad. This award recognizes the author of the most significant article on Iowa history in a professional history journal during the previous calendar year. It is named in honor of Mildred Throne, longtime editor of the Iowa Journal of History and Politics, and Charles Aldrich, who founded the third series of The Annals of Iowa, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

In addition to teaching history and anthropology at MSOE, Jung has authored a number of books and articles including The Black Hawk War of 1832 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2007). Along with Dr. Nancy Lurie, Curator Emerita of the Milwaukee Public Museum, he co-authored The Nicolet Corrigenda: New France Revisited (Waveland Press, 2009).  In addition to his various books and articles on the history of American Indian societies in the western Great Lakes, he has written several works on German art history, particularly industrial art. His most recent book is Erich Mercker: A Landscape and Industrial Artist in Twentieth-Century Germany (MSOE Press, 2014).  He is currently planning future books on the War of 1812 in the upper Mississippi River valley and German industrial art from about 1900 to 1945.

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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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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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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Dr. Christopher Raebel receives AISC teaching award

February 15th, 2016

2016_news_Raebel_2Feb. 15, 2016 — Dr. Christopher Raebel ’94, architectural engineering program director and associate professor at MSOE, has been selected to receive the 2016 Early Career Faculty Award. This award is presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and recognizes faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching, and/or other contributions to the structural steel industry. Raebel is one of the first recipients of this award and he will accept it at NASCC: The Steel Conference in April. He has been an associate professor at MSOE since 2006.

Dr. Raebel holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from MSOE, a master’s degree in architectural engineering from Penn State, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering with a focus in structural engineering from Marquette University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states and holds specialized Structural Engineer licensure in Illinois. Raebel has a number of years of industrial experience, having worked as a structural project engineer, structural design engineer and as Engineer of Record for a number of commercial and industrial structures.

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 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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