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MSOE Society of Women Engineers receives national recognition

October 31st, 2017

MSOE SWE officers traveled to SWE’s National Conference in Texas. Left to right: Alaina Jante, Elizabeth Kolanczyk, Jessica Bilskie, Tara Rahmani and Khoua Chang.

MSOE SWE officers traveled to SWE’s National Conference in Texas. Left to right: Alaina Jante, Elizabeth Kolanczyk, Jessica Bilskie, Tara Rahmani and Khoua Chang.

Oct. 31, 2017 — Jessica Bilskie, senior electrical engineering major, took third place in the Rapid Fire Undergraduate Research Competition at the annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National Conference. Only the top ten students from the United States are invited to compete at this event. Bilskie presented her research, “Quantifying the Coherence of an RTL-SDR Dual-Channel Software Radio Receiver.”

In addition, MSOE’s SWE section won a Gold SWE Mission Award and Best Practice in Mentoring Award. The former is the highest award a section can receive for overall performance at the national level. The latter honored MSOE’s section for the mentoring events they hold, including a sleepover event for female high school seniors interested in learning more about engineering and MSOE.

Individuals and sections from around the country are recognized at the annual conference for their outstanding work in engineering as well as embodying SWE’s core values and demonstrating continuous improvement and growth. SWE’s strategic goals include developing women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives and advocating for the inclusion and success of women in engineering and technology.

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 students win first place at design-build competition

October 10th, 2017

Left to right: Michelle Vanbuskirk, Trevor Symbal, Hunter Ring, Max Morache, Deanna Engelmeyer

Left to right: Michelle VanBuskirk, Trevor Symbal, Hunter Ring, Max Morache, Deanna Engelmeyer

Oct. 10, 2017 – A team of MSOE students took first place in the Central Northeast Region in the 2017 National Student Competition sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). As one of nine regional winners, MSOE will next compete at the national level during the Design-Build Conference and Expo in Philadelphia Nov. 9.

Congratulations to team members Deanna Engelmeyer, Max Morache, Hunter Ring, Trevor Symbal and Michelle VanBuskirk (team captain). They are all students in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. Dr. Jeong Woo, associate professor and construction management program director, is the team’s advisor.

DBIA is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Each year, student teams from leading design, construction and engineering universities across the country entered the DBIA National Student Competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a more than 14,000-square-foot student health center on a college campus.

DBIA’s 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional winners represent teams from MSOE, University of Denver, Iowa State University, University of Arizona, University of Southern California, Roger Williams University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, and Washington State University

Regional juries, comprised of industry veteran professionals, selected the nine regional winners for the first phase of the competition based on their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions, which advance them to the second phase of the competition. In the second phase, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released to each finalist team. From this pool of finalists, the top teams are invited to present their proposals before an expert panel during the annual Design-Build Conference and Expo. The final winners will be announced and presented awards at the conference.

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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Students win national business competitions

June 29th, 2017

2017_news_PBL_nationalsJune 29, 2017 – MSOE students certainly know how to mind their business! Eighteen students recently traveled to Anaheim, California to compete at the Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL) National Leadership Conference. The students, all members of MSOE’s PBL chapter, came home with 23 awards—including nine first place finishes! Competitive events included both written examinations and judged demonstrations in business and information technology subjects. More than 2,000 students from 30 states competed at the conference, which was for students who advanced from their regional competitions. (See MSOE’s regional results.)

At the chapter level, MSOE PBL received the Chapter Gold Seal Recognition from Wisconsin FBLA/PBL leadership. They also achieved national Diamond Chapter status for their efforts to increase chapter membership, especially among underclassmen; participation in regional competitive events; contribution to community service and education; and more. Only 18 universities nationwide received this designation, which requires significant effort above and beyond the normal PBL activities.

Congratulations to the students on their success:

Katherine Chitko ’17, business management major
1st place: Advertising
9th place: Marketing Concepts

Rachael Ferguson ’17, actuarial science major
4th place: Financial Concepts

Forrest Fink ’17, international business major
7th place: Project Management
10th place: Entrepreneurship Concepts

Maya George ’17, technical communication major
9th place: Future Business Educator

Erin Heinz ’17, software engineering major
1st place: Network Design (team)
5th place: Programming Concepts

Ian Hyzy ’17, management information systems major
1st place: Network Design (team)
1st place: Computer Concepts

Michael LeRoy ’17, management information systems major
1st place: Network Design (team)
2nd place: Information Management

Hamzah Mirza, management information systems major
6th place: Administrative Technology
9th place: Computer Applications

Aleah Quast, business management major
3rd place: Project Management

Samantha Riding ’17, business management major
1st place: Business Communications
1st place: Marketing Concepts

Carl Saffron ’16, MBA graduate student
1st place: Cyber Security
2nd place: Networking Concepts

Nathan Stachowiak, management information systems major
1st place: Information Management
10th place: Computer Concepts

Debra Wilson, business management major
6th place: Global Analysis and Decision Making

MSOE’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter is a student organization open to all MSOE majors. The Rader School of Business has been affiliated with FBLA/PBL since 2006.

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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MSOE’s SAE Formula Hybrid team is world champion!

May 5th, 2017

2017_news_SAE_Formula_Hybrid2May 5, 2017 – For MSOE’s SAE Formula Hybrid team, countless hours spent soliciting sponsors, designing and building their formula hybrid vehicle, testing their work, and consulting with faculty and industry advisors from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally paid off—and they enjoyed a record-setting performance on their way to taking first place in the world at the Formula Hybrid competition.

The Formula Hybrid competition was held May 1-4 in at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, N.H. MSOE’s team sailed through their technical inspections; achieved the fastest unlimited class time in the acceleration event; and competed in the autocross event with the fastest time. They also were the first team in the history of the Formula Hybrid competition to complete all 44 laps of the endurance event—and they had the fastest car in this event.

In addition, they received the Industrial Design Award from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the IEEE Engineering the Future Award.

“The team was extremely prepared this year to achieve our goal of winning,” said David Roulo, team captain. “Months of hard work, perseverance and organization prepared us to handle adversity and succeed at the competition.”

Founded and run by Dartmouth College, the competition challenges college and university students to design, build and compete high-performance hybrid and electric vehicles. The competition is part of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Series and is regarded as the most complex and dynamic of the series. Building on the Formula SAE program, Formula Hybrid adds an extra level of complexity: fuel efficiency.

2017_news_SAE_Formula_Hybrid1The competition consists of a variety of dynamic and static events. Throughout, students assume the role of a design team engaged to create a prototype vehicle. Teams demonstrate their creativity and project management skills, as well as their vehicle’s performance and durability. The challenge is to create a vehicle that is road-worthy and prevail over other designs. Events are scored to determine how well a vehicle will perform.

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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MSOE students honored for leadership

May 4th, 2017

May 4, 2017 — 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 Night on May 3:

Savannah Neu

Savannah Neu

Outstanding Student Award

Savannah Neu, of West Bend, Wisconsin, was chosen as the 2017 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. Neu will graduate May 27 with a bachelor’s degree in biomolecular engineering from MSOE.

Other Awards

Vincent R. Canino Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Senior Student Award – Raymond Doudlah, biomedical engineering, Stoughton, Wisconsin

Nursing Leadership Award – Kirsten Oberstar, nursing, Gurnee, Illinois

Matt W. Fuchs Outstanding CAECM Senior Student Award – Constantine Moshi, civil engineering, Tanzania; and Scott Zietlow, architectural engineering, Onalaska, Wisconsin

Thomas W. Davis Student Leadership Award – Raymond Doudlah, biomedical engineering, Stoughton, Wisconsin

Daniel E. Sahs Award for Service – Lindsey Otto, biomolecular engineering, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Resident Assistant Programming Award – Rachel Ziemba, biomolecular engineering, South Elgin, Illinois Greek of the Year Award – Maria Bintz, nursing, Germantown, Wisconsin

Student Employee of the Year Award – Kendall Krohn, biomedical engineering, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Savannah Neu, biomolecular engineering, West Bend, Wisconsin

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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Civil engineering students win CSWEA Global Water Stewardship Design Competition

April 26th, 2017

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2017_news_CSWEAApril 26, 2017 – Karissa Brunette, Guissel Davila, Finn Finucane, Lila Johnson and Nick Kallmyer took first place in the Global Water Stewardship category of the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition.

Since the beginning of the school year, these civil engineering majors have been preparing a design for the wastewater collection and treatment system in the community of Dominical, Costa Rica. They traveled to Madison, Wisconsin on April 10 to present their work. As the winners, they will next travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to give a presentation at the CSWEA Annual Meeting in May.

The students will travel to Costa Rica this summer to accompany the Global Water Stewardship team for site analysis and investigations. In addition, they’ll participate in the Water Environment Federation’s design competition at WEFTEC-2017 in Chicago, the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition.

For the competition, the students focused their work on a dense portion of Dominical, Costa Rica on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is a growing beach community surrounded by plantations, estuaries, mangroves and marshes. Much of the community is focused on tourists, and many locals also find employment through African oil palm plantations. Existing sanitation problems are being compounded as the area becomes more developed and welcomes more tourists. The students developed a solution to construct a centralized treatment system with a complete collection system.

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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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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MSOE wins five events at ASCE competition

April 12th, 2017

April 12, 2017 — In early April, the MSOE student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers hosted the annual Great Lakes Region Student Conference. Students from 19 universities participated, including Marquette, MSOE, Northwestern, Notre Dame, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and others. MSOE students organized the entire conference, ensuring that everything went smoothly for the more than 200 participants, advisors and judges. The main competitive events included the Concrete Canoe Competition, held at the Veteran’s Park Lagoon on the shore of Lake Michigan, and the Steel Bridge Competition, held in MSOE’s Kern Center.

Not only did the students execute a well-run conference, they performed amazingly well in all of the competitions. As a result of their stellar finishes, MSOE’s Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams will continue on to the national competitions later this spring.

MSOE won the following awards:

Members of MSOE's Steel Bridge Team

Members of MSOE’s Steel Bridge Team. Left to right; Tim Rink, Sean Casey, Mike Cappelletti, Nora Ureche, Ryan Flores, Joey Batcher, David Burt, Reid Jahns, Drake Taxon.

1st place: Conference Overall
1st place: Steel Bridge Overall
1st place: Steel Bridge, Construction Speed
1st place: Steel Bridge, Economy
1st place: Materials Design
2nd place: Concrete Canoe Overall
2nd place: Geotechnical Design
3rd place: Environmental Design

Congratulations to all of the students involved:

Steel Bridge Team
Mike Anaszewicz, civil engineering
Joey Batcher, architectural engineering and construction management
Christine Boland-Prom, civil engineering
David Burt, civil engineering
Mike Cappelletti, civil engineering
Sean Casey, civil engineering
Ryan Flores, civil engineering
Drake Taxon, civil engineering
Nora Ureche, civil engineering

Some members of MSOE's Concrete Canoe Team

Some members of MSOE’s Concrete Canoe Team. Left to right; Matt Blain, Jackson Kilian, Brandon Kennedy, Mike Laes, Brooke Scott, Megan Hanelt, Kimberly Baffin, Casey McQuin, Cali Bonie.

Concrete Canoe Team
Kimberly Baffin, civil engineering
Matt Blain, construction management
Cali Bonie, civil engineering
Karissa Brunette, civil engineering
Holly Denfeld, architectural engineering and construction management
Megan Hanelt, civil engineering
Lizzy Hilby, civil engineering
Beck Janquart, civil engineering
Brandon Kennedy, civil engineering
Jackson Kilian, construction management
Mike Laes, civil engineering
Ela Lodzinski, civil engineering
Casey McQuin, civil engineering
Brooke Scott, architectural engineering and construction management
Amy Williams, civil engineering

Mystery Design Team
Cali Bonie, civil engineering
Brandon Kennedy, civil engineering
Jackson Kilian, construction management
Nora Ureche, civil engineering

Geotechnical Design Team
Kim Baffin, civil engineering
Joey Batcher, architectural engineering and construction management
Mike Cappelletti, civil engineering
Josh Shefner, civil engineering

Materials Design Team
Ryan Flores, civil engineering
Beck Janquart, civil engineering
Ela Lodzinski, civil engineering
Casey McQuin, civil engineering

Quiz Bowl
Cali Bonie, civil engineering
Mike Laes, civil engineering
Josh Shefner, civil engineering
Amy Williams, civil engineering

Environmental Design
Christine Boland-Prom, civil engineering
Ela Lodzinski, civil engineering
Casey McQuin, civil engineering

Technical Paper
Josh Shefner, civil engineering

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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Student Leadership Awards

May 5th, 2016

May 5, 2016 — Congratulations to the more than 70 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 Night on May 4:

Outstanding Student Award

Jonathan Braaten, of Glasgow, Montana, was chosen as the 2016 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. Braaten will graduate May 28 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MSOE.

Other Awards

Vincent R. Canino Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Senior Student Award – Devon Lantagne, Niagara, Wisconsin, biomedical engineering

Nursing Leadership AwardNicole Baylon, Gurnee, Illinois, nursing

Matt W. Fuchs Outstanding CAECM Senior Student AwardJill Vande Boom, Port Washington, Wisconsin, architectural engineering and civil engineering; and Adam Laux, Baraboo, Wisconsin, architectural engineering and structural engineering

Thomas W. Davis Student Leadership AwardElizabeth Donohew, Milwaukee, software engineering

Daniel E. Sahs Award for Service – Hannah Torvick, Bloomington, Minnesota, electrical engineering

Resident Assistant Programming Award – Holly Denfeld, Edgar, Wisconsin, architectural engineering and construction management

Greek of the Year Award – Dani Van Lanen, Omro, Wisconsin, mechanical engineering

Student Employee of the Year Award – Braden Thiel, Greenleaf, Wisconsin, electrical engineering

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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