- International Projects
- Domestic Projects
- Project Management Projects
Panama – Global Brigades
Jamaica – Blue Mountain Project 1
Engineers Without Borders – Planning for Elementary School in Chitom, Joyabaj
Bafut Cameroon, Africa – St. Joseph’s Comprehensive High School
St. Joseph’s Comprehensive High School (SJCHS). While there they installed additional computers, and worked with the St. Theresa Health Center. The team also worked on a farming project that raises food and livestock to feed the students at the school and patients at the rehabilitation center.
Engineers Without Borders – Survey Right of Way for New Water Pipeline
Engineers Without Borders – Planning for Footbridge at Salitre, Joyabaj
Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat
United Way Season of Caring
SHARP Literacy Event
Ronald McDonald House
Our Next Generation Tutoring
North Carolina Habitat for Humanity Trip
Tennessee Habitat for Humanity Trip
Alabama Habitat for Humanity Trip
Michigan Habitat for Humanity Trip
Open Source Ecology
Animal Stress Relief Clinic
SMT Demo Site
Our Student Athletic Association led and organized a Scholastic Book Fair to donate books to Sam’s Hope Literacy Foundation. This year, over 30 student athletes volunteered with the leadership of two students to raise nearly $350 to purchase books for school age children in Milwaukee.
This event enables MSOE students to spend the day with kids who spend a great deal of time at the Children’s Hospital. The parents of the children get the opportunity to take an afternoon off and rest. Meanwhile, MSOE students receive the educational and interpersonal opportunity to interact with kids with extreme mental and physical challenges. Both the student leaders and volunteers get so much out of participating in the service activity that is organized by servant leaders.
NASA Lunabotics Senior Design Outreach
A senior design team currently working with robotics reached out to the Notre Dame Middle School robotics program and invited them to participate in a learning experience. The girls learned about the robotics the team has been building and participated in a few activities with the team acting as mentors.
Christmas on Campus
Christmas on Campus has become an annual MSOE event. Children from Our Next Generation, an inner-city after school program, come to MSOE and participate in crafts and fun Christmas activities with student volunteers.
Hat and Mitten Tree
The MSOE Residence Halls had a hat and mitten tree where students donated their unwanted winter gear. The collection was very successful. Over 340 items were collected for donation and all of the items were donated to Our Next Generation which is an inner-city after school program.
Bike to MSOE Day
A group of two students and two faculty members who love to bike to MSOE throughout the year thought that it would be fun to organize an event to promote this healthy mode of travel throughout campus. It included a rally ride to the lakefront and BBQ dinner on campus afterwards. Wheel and Sprocket attended and offered discounted tune-ups to students and discounted helmet sales to promote safety. Hopefully this will become an annual event at MSOE to build community and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Project Management Projects
A group of Civil Engineering students in Leading Project Teams planned a campus “spring cleaning” event. After the winter season is over the area is always really dirty and could use some cleaning. Students formed teams to see who could collect the most trash around campus in 30 minutes. This was a fun event that really helped make our campus more beautiful.
YMCA Sponsor A Scholar Program
The Sponsor-A-Scholar program currently needs laptops and computer software for the tutoring program. Tutoring is held Monday-Wednesday’s in the MSOE Kern Center. Currently only two laptops are available for students. The students write papers, research topics, look up definitions and use a math program called ALEKS. However, due to only having two laptops the students have to take turns and are unable to work on all of their homework that requires a computer. The goal of this project is to acquire enough laptops for many more students to have access as well as the necessary software and a printer.
All Peoples Church
This project focuses on the renovation of some of their classrooms. The purposes of these rooms are spaces for tutoring, dance, meeting spaces, and the hub for their indoor gardening program. The goal of the project is to repair damages and utilize the rooms for multipurpose initiatives.
Repairers of the Breach / Medical Services Clinic
This is the area’s only daytime shelter and resource for the homeless. The medical clinic offers health services for the homeless given by volunteer medical professions as well as medical and nursing student interns. The new clinic designed in part by an MSOE IE grad has seen significant grown since opening. The clinic now desperately needs additional storage for donated medical supplies.
Safe Babies Healthy Families
The goal of this organization is breaking the cycle of child abuse, neglect and poverty. The organization is requesting IT/ technical support o increase their financial base of support with easy to use mobile and social media tools.
Unity in Motion
Unity in Motion partners with Milwaukee schools and provides services to the students. The program is offered at no cost to participants who perform community service. This organization wants help with a computer lab that they have currently set up at All People’s Church. They want to set up more computers, make the configuration wireless, and update the whole system. They serve 150 youth each school year and 80 youth each summer that will all benefit from these improvements.
Dominican Center for Women
This organization’s purpose is to maintain and enhance a beautiful, stable, healthy and safe neighborhood consisting of community-minded residents striving to be meaningfully educated and employed. They have asked project management students to review and recommend improvements to the telecommunications within the building. These improvements will benefit employees of the center and those in the community that they serve.
Starting Point of Ozaukee
The Starting Point of Ozaukee is a comprehensive drug and alcohol resource center by providing prevention, education, intervention and assessments. They would like to develop a video that illustrates training tips for volunteers serving alcohol at local festivals and fundraisers. These volunteers have little to no training and should be reminded tips about checking IDs and not serving intoxicated customers.
Center for Communication, Hearing, and Deafness
This non-profit’s purpose is to help infants, children, and adults reach their full potential by eliminating communication and language barriers. They are looking for a comprehensive plan to remodel the primary public spaces at the West Allis facility. They would like to remodel the lobby, waiting area and boardroom, update internet infrastructure, and enhance accessibility for visitors and clients with disabilities.
Our Next Generation
ONG focuses on helping inner city children develop essential academic, interpersonal and life skills. They have a food pantry that is used to serve a nightly meal to about 100 youth. They would like to have the pantry redesigned to allow enough food and equipment storage space. They also would like an inventory resulting in a more efficient use of in-stock food. The lack of organization has accounted for food loss due to visibility issues or poor storage. The children will also benefit from a wider variety of menu options.
Next Door Foundation
Next Door provides comprehensive early childhood education to children in Milwaukee’s central city. Next Door believes that storytelling and fantasy play can significantly impact a child’s academic and social growth. The goal of this project is to help close the gap that separates poor children from their middle class peers. They want the children they serve to start elementary school ready to learn. They want a high quality, usable space that will provide wonderful, creative experiences for the children they serve to play, imagine and learn.
SHARP hopes to engage project management students during the spring semester to build and program the 3D model that was previously designed by MSOE students. The weather cube is based on SHARP’s 11th We Love to Learn book. The model will serve 1500 second grade students attending Milwaukee schools. They will all benefit greatly from the innovative project to learn about fresh water resources and how weather patterns affect life.
The goal of this project is to construct a community garden in a partnership with Growing Power to offer hands on training, on-site installation, outreach and assistance building a community system to help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.
Family Enrichment Center of Ozaukee
This project includes designing an outdoor recreation area that can be built in phases by volunteer groups. The final design will include picnic shelters with storage area and a playground area with surrounding privacy hedges. Many people would benefit from the use of this area.
This project combines technology, art and ecology to create a deepened sense of time and place in the urban environment. Participants will use low-cost physical computing platforms to monitor and stream in real-time sensory data from an urban garden. Data outputs will include ambient temperature, soil moisture levels, barometric readings and other variables. The goal is to give students and other participants the means of exploring the urban environment while recognizing the ecology of particular systems.
Brady Grant Celebration
The goal of this project is to coordinate a gathering to celebrate with all of the community partners that benefited from the partnership between MSOE and the Brady Foundation during the past three years. Participants from Brady Corporation, MSOE and the community partners will be invited. All current students and past student participants will celebrate and share stories and project posters.