PEAK Seminar

Professional Engineers Advancing Knowledge (PEAK) education seminars are a collaborative knowledge exchange facilitated by MSOE with the goal of providing a cost-effective way for PE’s to earn the professional development hours (PDH’s) now required for maintaining professional engineer (PE) licensure in Wisconsin.

MSOE PEAK information sheet Click to view and print our PEAK Information Sheet

One PDH is awarded for each one hour of session completion, so you have the potential to earn up to 8 PDHs. Certificates of completion as documentation will be given to each attendee following the completion of the session.

Rosenberg Hall (map)
1235 N. Milwaukee St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Next PEAK Mini Conferences:

  • June 10, 2017
  • Sept. 16, 2017 (topics TBD)

Register for the next PEAK

Registration fee: $395.00, Lunch is $10.

Please contact Andreana Moody via email or call (414) 277-2334 if you have any questions.

Conference Overview


Click on any of the sessions to see the schedule of available topics:

Session One (8 – 9:45 a.m.)

  • Building Trusting Relationships – Julius Rhodes
  • Ethics Case Study – Doug Nelson, Associate Professor, MSOE
  • Applied Statistics – Doug Grabenstetter
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Van Walling, P.E.

Session Two (10 – 11:45 a.m.)

  • Scrum and Agile Processes for Managing Project Uncertainty – Dr. Derek Riley
  • Drivers of Tropical Weather in the Atlantic Ocean and 2017 Hurricane Outlook – Mark McGinnis
  • Ethical Considerations of Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications to Business – Dr. Paul Hudec
  • Situational Leadership: A Case Study of Apollo 13 – Mark Rounds, P.E.
  • Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) – Kate Kerrigan

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

Session Three (1 – 2:45 p.m.)

  • The Continuing Evolution of Weather Forecasting: 1940 – Today – Mark McGinnis
  • Hydraulic Systems Safety – Dr. Medhat Khalil
  • The Art & Science of Storytelling for your Organization – Sarah Alt
  • Lean Safety – Mark Rounds, P.E.

Session Four (3 – 4:45 p.m.)

  • Scrum and Agile Processes for Managing Project Uncertainty – Dr. Derek Riley
  • Control Electronics for Electro-Hydraulic Systems – Dr. Medhat Khalil
  • Design Thinking Workshop – Sarah Alt
  • Do’s & Don’ts of Email Communication – Julius Rhodes


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Milwaukee School of Engineering reserves the right to revise at any time, without notice, any and all programs, fees and costs stated herein in accordance with the best academic and industrial standards as recommended by its advisory committees. The right also is reserved to cancel any course or subject at any time because of insufficient registration or other valid reason.

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