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Milwaukee Tool donation connects students to future careers

October 12th, 2017

Milwaukee Tool engineers (and MSOE mechanical engineering alumni) gather with faculty from MSOE's Mechanical Engineering Department

Milwaukee Tool engineers gather with faculty from MSOE’s Mechanical Engineering Department. All of these engineers are mechanical engineering alumni.

Oct. 12, 2017 — MSOE students recently had the opportunity to get a glimpse into potential careers when Milwaukee Tool sent about a dozen engineers (all of whom are MSOE alumni) to campus for a hands-on demonstration of their tools. Students, faculty and members of the MSOE Facilities Department interacted with Milwaukee Tool’s engineers and learned more about the engineering that went into the development and creation of the tools.

Industry partnerships are a critical part of the MSOE curriculum and a practice that is mutually beneficial: leading manufacturers have access to potential future employees and students experience real-world applications of their education.

“Milwaukee Tool is a longtime supporter of MSOE and we are continuing to increase our contributions,” said Matt Bertsch ’97, vice president of engineering – cordless NPD at Milwaukee Tool.

The company recently showed their support of the university with a donation that will both enhance the classroom experience and the campus as a whole. MSOE the grateful recipient of nearly $15,000 worth of Milwaukee Tool products for the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Facilities Department, which allowed them to standardize their tool set and have a consistent set of batteries and devices to maintain laboratories as well as campus buildings and grounds.

MSOE students had the opportunity to pre-register with Milwaukee Tool for the MSOE Career Fair.

MSOE students had the opportunity to pre-register with Milwaukee Tool for the MSOE Career Fair.

“This donation is a welcome addition to the tools available to our students for work on class and senior projects,” said Dr. Matthew Panhans, chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. “Not only will it help their projects, the students are benefitting from the relationship MSOE has with Milwaukee Tool.”

“We view MSOE as a strategic partner to our growth and want the facilities staff to have the best tools to do their jobs. Through our contributions to labs, SAE, ASME, IEEE, etc. we want to strengthen our brand recognition on campus as well as provide students and staff excellent tools to do their jobs and become the world’s best engineers.”

In addition, the hands-on demo served as an opportunity for students to register their information and credentials with Milwaukee Tool in advance of the MSOE Career Fair, where the company would be an exhibitor. Ninety-six students registered, and many of them were interviewed on campus after interacting with Milwaukee Tool’s recruiters at the Career Fair—several received immediate offers.

“We considered it a huge success and are discussing future events of similar or larger scope. Milwaukee Tool has an incredible amount of opportunities for MSOE students and graduates: new product development, mechanism design, value engineering, quality, test engineering, firmware, hardware, software, App development,” said Bertsch. “Milwaukee Tool is an engineer’s paradise – we strive to employ the best and brightest while equipping them with the highest caliber of support equipment, software and staff. Milwaukee Tool has grown at over 20 percent per year since 2009 and we have aggressive plans to continue this world-class expansion. We are continuously recruiting for new team members to join us in our vision and culture.”

Members of MSOE's Facilities Department

Members of MSOE’s Facilities Department

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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MSOE student named New Face of Engineering

April 26th, 2017

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Desarae Echevarria in Nicaragua with Global Brigades.

April 26, 2017 — Desarae Echevarria has been named one of the 2017 New Faces of Engineering – College Edition by DiscoverE. The DiscoverE (formerly National Engineers Week Foundation) mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration and volunteerism.

Echevarria is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at MSOE. In addition to her studies, Echevarria is a student-athlete, participating in cross country and track and field. She is a member of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi and the servant-leadership organization Global Brigades, which recently took her on an infrastructure building trip to Nicaragua.

New Faces of Engineering – College Edition recognizes engineering students who have dedicated themselves to using their skills and education to help engender a better world.  Echevarria was nominated for the New Faces of Engineering honor by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).

“NACME inspires and encourages excellence in minorities,” Echevarria said. “My drive to be an amazing engineer coincides with NACME’s mission.”

Originally from Melrose Park, Illinois, Echevarria graduated from Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy before coming to MSOE. Her ultimate career goal is to use her knowledge and skills to work with others to create positive change. Echevarria is a currently a junior. She has interned at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois and JW Speaker in Milwaukee; and has participated in research projects at the University of Illinois and Loyola University Medical Center.

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; and a 97 percent placement rate.

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FLAME Project introduces girls to mechanical engineering

March 21st, 2017

2017_news_flame1March 21, 2017 — Two dozen high school girls spent a Saturday at MSOE to learn more about the field of mechanical engineering. They toured MSOE’s laboratories and heard from faculty and students about the different career opportunities that are available to mechanical engineers.

It was all part of the new FLAME Project (Female Leaders Advocating for Mechanical Engineering) at MSOE. Of the 303,000 mechanical engineers in the United States, only 8.8 percent are female. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Women in the Labor Force). Thanks to an anonymous donor, MSOE was able to offer the FLAME Project to engage young female students in on-campus activities to expose them to the field and encourage them to pursue an education in mechanical engineering.

The students also had the opportunity to put their own skills to the test in a team-based engineering challenge. They designed and built self-propelled cars using common household items such as a mousetrap, CDs, string and paint sticks. Many of them reported that the design challenge was their favorite part of the day. In a post-event survey, 81 percent of the participants indicated they planned to study engineering in college, and 43 percent plan to study mechanical engineering specifically.

The project was led by MSOE’s student chapters of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Society for Women Engineers (SWE).

2017_news_flame2While the on-campus workshop is complete, the enthusiasm will carry forward. Ten of the participants are planning to replicate the same design challenge at their respective middle schools so that even younger female students have the opportunity to learn about mechanical engineering.

In addition, members of ASME and SWE will visit Notre Dame Middle School in Milwaukee to inspire young female students and engage them in the design challenge on April 24.

MSOE offers a number of precollege programs for middle and high school students, including summer programs. For more information, visit msoe.edu/precollege.

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 percent 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 professor honored by Additive Manufacturing Users Group

March 10th, 2016

2016_news_pattersonMarch 10, 2016 — Dr. Nathan Patterson, an assistant professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering has been awarded the Randy Stevens Scholarship by the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). With this recognition, Patterson will attend and participate in the AMUG Conference to be held in St. Louis, April 3– 7, 2016.

The AMUG Board selected Patterson for the integration of his additive manufacturing (AM) experience and research in his engineering curricula. According to Dr. Joe Musto, professor at MSOE and director of the university’s Rapid Prototyping Consortium, “His industrial experience as a research associate with the Morgridge Institute and as president of the additive manufacturing start-up Radiant Fabrication provided him with both an outstanding technical background and knowledge of the additive manufacturing industry. He has leveraged this expertise to have an immediate impact on additive manufacturing education.”

Patterson has been using, designing, building, inventing, and teaching others about AM technology for just over twelve years. Examples of his integration of past experience in engineering studies include lab activities that use fused deposition modeling extruders to illustrate engineering principles, such as conservation of linear momentum and Bernoulli’s equation, and a first-hand account of the design of a three-year-old boy’s prosthetic to inspire students to not give up when a design approach fails.

In his application, Patterson said, “The Randy Stevens Scholarship will allow me to better translate the current state and challenges of AM and its users to the classroom, providing students with a richer AM learning experience.”

The Randy Stevens Scholarship, founded by Randy’s employer, In’Tech Industries, is awarded annually to one educator that emphasizes or focuses on additive manufacturing.

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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SAE wins Outstanding Collegiate Branch award

February 12th, 2015

ME_SAE_2014_38.jpgMSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 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®.

The group received a plaque and $1,000 award. With 132 student members, MSOE’s SAE student chapter is the second largest student chapter in the U.S. and third largest in the world. Its board members are mechanical engineering majors Karl Hundt, president; Adrian Robillard, vice president; Lauren Goulet, secretary; Simon Gall, treasurer; Ben Mueller, sponsorship coordinator; Brandon Vanderheyden, program coordinator; Greg Kucab, design team liaison; and David Doyle, webmaster. Dr. Christopher Damm, professor and mechanical engineering program director, is the group’s faculty advisor.

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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