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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 business students among best in nation

July 1st, 2015

2015_FBLA_Nationals.jpgFour students from MSOE placed among the best in the nation during competitions held at the Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference (FBLA/PBL). John Von Helms, double major in mechanical engineering and business management, captured MSOE’s highest award with a third place finish in international business. Students who finished among the top 10 in their respective competitions received awards and recognition at the conference.

In addition to the third place finish by Von Helms, Ian Hyzy, management information systems major, earned fourth place in computing concepts; with Michael LeRoy, management information systems major, finishing in sixth. Rounding out MSOE’s awards was Forrest Fink, international business major, receiving sixth place in management concepts.

The FBLA-PBL competitions were held in Chicago June 24-27, 2015, and attracted nearly 1,800 college students from across the country. MSOE’s team of four students were part of an 18-student contingent representing several other universities in the state. The four MSOE awards matched UW-Oshkosh for the most earned by any Wisconsin university.

Patricia Hurlbut, MSOE’s director of instructional technology, accompanied the team on their trip to Chicago. Dr. Katrina Moskalik serves as the group’s faculty advisor during the year. The Rader School of Business and its student chapter of FBLA/PBL have been affiliated with the organization since 2006. Membership is open to students of all majors.

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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Nine students qualify for national business competitions

April 10th, 2015

Nine MSOE students represented the university in competitions at the annual Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL) State Leadership Conference held in Oshkosh, Wis., March 13-14. The state conference and competitions served as a qualifying round for the FBLA/PBL National Conference to be held in June in Chicago. By virtue of placing first or second in their events, all nine of the MSOE students competing at the state conference qualified for the national competition.

Competitive events included both written examinations and judged demonstrations in business and information technology subjects. 2015_FBLAPBL.jpgCongratulations to following students on their success:

Timm Berger, international business, Hamburg, Germany
1st place: International Business
4th place: Business Decision Making (team event with Forrest Fink)

Forrest Fink, international business, Milwaukee
1st place: Management Concepts
2nd place: Marketing Concepts
4th place: Business Decision Making (team event with Timm Berger)

Ian Hyzy, management information systems, Midlothian, Ill.
1st place: Computer Applications
1st place: Information Management
2nd place: Computer Concepts

Michael LeRoy, management information systems, Kenosha, Wis.
1st place: Computer Concepts
2nd place: Networking Concepts

Dan Pappas, business management, Franklin, Wis.
1st place: Business Decision Making (team event with Spencer Rode)

Aleah Quast, business management, Whitewater, Colo.
1st place: Macroeconomics
3rd place: Microeconomics

Spencer Rode, business management, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.
1st place: Business Decision Making (team event with Dan Pappas)
2nd place: Impromptu Speaking

Carl Saffron, management information systems, Hartland, Wis.
1st place: Cyber Security
1st place: Networking Concepts

John von Helms, mechanical engineering and business management, Ingleside, Ill.
2nd place: International Business
2nd place: Business Communication

More than 100 college students attended this year’s state conference and competitions. The nine students representing MSOE are members of the university’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter, a student organization open to all MSOE majors. Several Midwest business schools were represented at the state event including UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater. The Rader School of Business has been affiliated with FBLA/PBL since 2006. Dr. Trina Moskalik, assistant professor, is the group’s 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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MSOE places first at SAE Student Night

November 13th, 2014

MSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International took first place at the SAE Student Night, sponsored by the SAE Milwaukee professional section. Chapters from Marquette University, Michigan Tech, MSOE, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison gathered for the annual event to present their chapter’s accomplishments, strategic initiatives and collegiate design series technical accomplishments. The groups were judged by the SAE professional members in attendance (from industry and academia).

MSOE SAE is a student-led organization that strives to expose students to different facets of the transportation industry and the technologies within this dynamic field. The chapter is currently working on several projects, including SuperMileage, Formula Hybrid, and Aero design teams and an annual car show. They also organize events throughout the year, host industry speakers at their biweekly meetings, conduct community outreach activities, and provide leadership development.

2014_SAE.jpgThe group currently has 132 members and 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.

About MSOE

Milwaukee School of Engineering 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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