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radio_education_original.jpgA History of Radio at MSOE” is now available to the public through MSOE’s Walter Schroeder Library’s digital collections. Resources in the collection document the fascinating evolution of radio and how it affected the university, its students, and radio in the greater Milwaukee area. From photos and school publications to articles and promotional materials, there are more than 1,000 pieces in the digital collection available for online browsing.

MSOE was established in 1903 by Oscar Werwath, and in his classes he taught students how to make crystal radio sets. By the mid-1920s, students were so interested in radio they formed a radio club and the educational radio classes became a separate branch of study.

As radio technology advanced, so did the curriculum and students’ involvement. They had an amateur (ham) radio station, 9SO, and broadcast station WIAO (later WSOE) which was used for broadcasting music, lectures and school activities. In 1928, WSOE was purchased by the Wisconsin News Network and became WISN. In the 1930s the Radio Club made contact with an Antarctic exhibition and Russia.

By the 1940s, televisions became affordable for the masses and student interest shifted. MSOE’s radio education curriculum was expanded to include television repair classes. The radio club regained momentum in 1949 and changed its call sign to W9HHX.

The 1950s and 60s saw many partnerships between MSOE and WISN radio and WISN-TV to produce several shows, most notably “Education on Parade,” “Challenge” and “Sounds of Science.” In 1967, the student clubs began discussion about setting up an official campus radio station. And in 1968, what had begun strictly as radio curriculum became the Electronic Communications Engineering technology degree program at MSOE.

MSOE’s official radio station, WMSE-FM began broadcasting alternative and free-form music programming in 1981 thanks to a generous donation from alumnus Everett Cobb. More than 30 years of WMSE history are also included in the digital collection.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

Greenheck1.jpgMSOE students, alumni, faculty and staff will have a fun, one-day opportunity to learn about the HVAC industry on Tuesday, Sept. 9 when the Greenheck AirTour Learning Center arrives on campus.

Greenheck Fan Corporation’s multimedia mobile learning center, housed in a semi-trailer, travels across the country and offers engineers an opportunity to learn more about the non-residential heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry. The MSOE community is invited to see live demonstrations of some of Greenheck’s product offerings, and interact with recruiters and engineers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mobile learning center will be in MSOE’s State Street C Lot, at the corner of Milwaukee and State Streets.

Demonstrations include:

  • Air to air energy recovery
  • Damper energy efficiency
  • Fan energy savings; reducing duct system effects
  • Energy saving ECM’s (Electronically Commutated Motors)
  • Saving energy with flow and pressure controls
  • Energy saving flow measurement

 

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. Only 158 institutions were named to the “Best in the Midwest” list on The Princeton Review’s website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

To compile their lists, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of their science lab facilities -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

The 158 colleges chosen for the “Best in the Midwest” list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 225 colleges in the Northeast, 123 in the West, and 138 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 644 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

In addition to being named one of the “Best in the Midwest,” MSOE was one of only 24 colleges nationwide included in The Princeton Review’s “2015 Fire Safety Rating Honor Roll.” The honor roll honors colleges and universities concerning their on-campus housing fire safety practices and policies, and measures how prepared they are to prevent or respond to campus fires. MSOE was the only university in Wisconsin to be named to the Fire Safety Honor Roll.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

Ten undergraduate students from around the country were selected to participate in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), a prestigious 10-week summer program at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Projects focused on a wide range of micro-manufacturing and additive manufacturing applications at MSOE’s Centers for Excellence and meshed the fields of biology, chemistry, and medicine with mechanical, manufacturing, biomedical, electrical, computer and architectural engineering disciplines.

REU is an innovative, interdisciplinary program funded by the National Science Foundation, MSOE’s Rapid Prototyping Center, MSOE’s Fluid Power InstituteTM and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) to give undergraduates hands-on experience in research. This is the 18th year REU has been offered at MSOE, and 163 students have participated in the program.

Hands-on access to solid freeform fabrication devices and fluid power laboratories, close partnerships with advisors, industry mentors and other educational institutions, paired with a creative learning environment provided students with a high probability of success in research focused on solving industrial problems through advanced manufacturing technology.

Students conducted research, took field trips to visit professionals and problem solved with advisors, teammates and other resources. They participated in poster sessions, group discussions, research documentation, learned new software, made presentations, built models, designed and completed experiments and wrote research papers.

Participants

  • Jennifer Bateman, Mississippi State University, biomedical engineering major

Project: Manufacture of a Prototype for Functionality Studies of Cerebrospinal Fluid
Hometown: Slidell, La.

  • Brittany Callan, Milwaukee School of Engineering, biomedical engineering major

Project: Creation of Additive Manufacturing Models of Intracranial Aneurysms
Hometown: Menomonee Falls, Wis.

  • Justin Clough, Milwaukee School of Engineering, mechanical engineering major

Project: Mold Sub-Microliter Test Tubes in Hydrogels for 3-D Micro-tissue Growth Using Additive Manufacturing
Hometown: Burlington, Wis.

  • Sophia Dolan, Columbia University, mechanical engineering major

Project: Static Electricity Generation in Lubricant Filtration Systems
Hometown: Newton, MA

  • Kyle Joerres, St. Norbert College, physics and mathematics major

Project: Characterization of Cold Atmospheric Plasma
Hometown: New Berlin, Wis.

  • Kevin Lee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, mechanical engineering major

Project: The Modeling and Simulation of a Quadruped Robot
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, Ill.

  • Donald Kuettel, UW-Madison, mechanics and astronautics major

Project: Gas-Power-Cycle and Pulley Optimization for a Walking-Engine-Actuated Active Ankle-Foot Orthosis
Hometown: Hortonville, Wis.

  • Jerusha Kumpati, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, biomedical engineering major

Project: Three-Dimensional Cell Culture of Hepatocytes Using Gel Molds
Hometown: Marion, Ark.

  • Kalen Spinks, North Carolina A&T State University, mechanical engineering major

Project: Material Characterization of Laser Beam Formed Ti-6AI-4V for Aircraft Applications
Hometown: McLeansville, N.C.

  • Tess Torregrosa, Tufts University, chemical engineering major

Project: Fabrication of a Nursing Manikin Overlay for Simulation of Chest Drainage Management
Hometown: Putnam Valley, N.Y.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

WMSEBBQ.jpgWMSE 91.7FM, MSOE's very own radio station, would like to thank its listeners for their ongoing support by hosting a good old-fashioned Backyard BBQ. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 10 p.m. and will feature music, food and fun for the whole family.

A stellar lineup of performers includes Los Straitjackets, Split Lip Rayfield, Indigenous and Mike Benign Compulsion. The fun will take place in the station's backyard at Cathedral Square Park at the corner of Jackson and Wells and coincides with MSOE's Welcome Week activities. All MSOE students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to attend this free public event.

"The Backyard BBQ has become a keystone in our efforts to give back to our sponsors and contributors for their ongoing support of WMSE" said Tom Crawford, WMSE station manager. "We would not be here without you and from the very bottom of our hearts we thank you."

Food and drink will be available for purchase from some of Milwaukee's best restaurants.

Milwaukee School of Engineering was named one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes on its seventh annual list. MSOE has been included on the list every year since Forbes began ranking colleges and universities in 2008.

According to Forbes, “What sets our calculation of 650 colleges and universities apart from other rankings is our firm belief in ‘output’ over ‘input.’ We’re not all that interested in what gets a student into college. Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college.”

Postsecondary institutions in the U.S. were evaluated in five general categories: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and academic success. Forbes partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in determining their list of the 650 schools that distinguish themselves from competitors by analyzing what students are getting out of their college education. There are more than 2,500 colleges and universities in the United States.

Read more about the Forbes ranking and view the complete list of America’s Top Colleges.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

Schultz_Joshua.jpgDr. Joshua A. Schultz has been named Director of STEM at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Schultz’s primary roles are to provide leadership in the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to help increase student interest in STEM-related fields and to oversee MSOE’s pre-college programs, including Science Bowl, Summer Programs, Opportunity Conferences, FIRST Robotics, Engineering Discovery Days and others.

Schultz graduated from MSOE in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and master’s degree in structural engineering. While working as a structural intern with Stutzki Engineering Inc., he continued his studies at Marquette University where he earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering in 2013. Schultz was a structural engineer for Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, and lecturer in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department at MSOE.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

Thomas.Krumenacher.jpgThomas J. Krumenacher is the new president of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Alumni Association. He graduated from MSOE in 1990 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, and in 1998 with an M.S. in Engineering Management. He went on to graduate from Marquette University Law School. Today, Krumenacher is a partner in the Quarles & Brady LLP Milwaukee office and practices patent law.

Prior to being elected president, Krumenacher served on the association’s board of directors for eight years, most recently as the Wisconsin chapter director.

“It’s an honor to be elected as MSOE’s Alumni Association president,” Krumenacher said. “I enjoyed my time as a student at MSOE, as well as serving on the Alumni Association board of directors. I’m looking forward to being involved over the next two years with all of the alumni chapters as president.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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.

Milwaukee School of Engineering offers the highest return on investment of all colleges and universities in Wisconsin, according to the 2014 PayScale College ROI Report, and is 63rd highest in the country!

In addition, the 2013-14 PayScale College Salary Report shows that MSOE alumni enjoy the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any college or university in Wisconsin.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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 average starting and mid-career salaries, and highest ROI of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

What began as a temporary exhibition at the Grohmann Museum has again turned into a permanent gift to the collection. Thomas H. Garver has donated nine of O. Winston Link’s photographic prints to the museum, five of which are signed by the photographer.link41.jpg

“On the heels of an extremely successful and well-received exhibition of O. Winston Link’s photography, Mr. Garver’s gift significantly increases the scope and quality of the Grohmann Museum’s photographic holdings,” said James Kieselburg, Grohmann Museum director.

Garver donated the photos to the museum following the exhibition Trains that Passed in the Night: Railroad Photographs of O. Winston Link (Grohmann Museum, 2014). The exhibition, organized by Garver and the Center for Railroad Photography and Art in Madison, featured 36 framed, original prints by Link, a Brooklyn, New York, native and commercial photographer who became well-recognized for his complex images of factory and industrial plant interiors. For Link, the steam railroad was a vital ingredient to “the good life’ in America, an essential part of the fabric of our lives. It is this quality—of life, not machinery—which he captures so artfully in his photographs.

Link’s photographs showcase the final years of steam railroading on the Norfolk & Western Railway, the last major railroad in America to operate exclusively with steam power. They are regarded as one of the best records of this long vanished type of locomotion, yet the broad appeal of Link’s photographs is derived not so much from the images of the steam locomotives themselves, but from the way in which their inclusion expresses the photographer’s deeply felt respect for the quality of life that the steam railroad reflected and supported for so many years in the United States.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,600 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

Building on its tradition of delivering high-quality management programs, and preparing engineers and technical professionals for advancement to leadership, Milwaukee School of Engineering has launched several new master’s degree programs and added options for online courses.

Master of Business Administration

The MSOE MBA is built on an innovative course model that integrates traditional and new MBA content in a way that mirrors application. This allows the learner to apply the content of class-based case analysis in project-based field experiences during which leadership competencies are shaped and assessed. The program is available entirely online or through MSOE’s blended Internet format (alternate weeks of face-to-face class sessions and online delivery). Students can attend on a part-time or full-time basis.

MBA in STEM Leadership

Among the first of its kind in the world, the MSOE MBA in STEM Leadership prepares STEM teacher-leaders to develop and support initiatives to improve student learning outcomes in STEM fields. The degree blends STEM education techniques, business knowledge, and leadership skills to provide PK-12 teachers and college instructors with the capabilities needed to drive higher levels of student achievement in STEM fields. The program is available entirely online or through MSOE’s blended Internet format. Students attend on a part-time basis.

Online M.S. in Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Management

MSOE’s established MSE and MSEM degrees are now available entirely online. The interdisciplinary MSE program has a primary emphasis in the areas of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Students develop their engineering knowledge and skills in an effort to enhance the productivity of the practicing engineer. The MSEM program combines a student’s technical background with a core business curriculum, preparing them to rise to decision-making leadership positions. Both programs also are still available in traditional classroom format or through MSOE’s blended Internet format.

The addition of these new programs and the previously announced MBA in Education Leadership and M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Systems Management brings the total number of graduate degree programs at MSOE to 13.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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 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.

MSOE’s Winter Quarter Dean’s and Honors Lists have been released. Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher (out of 4.0) are on the Dean’s List. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive “high honors.” Students on the Honors List have earned a term grade point average of at least 3.2 (out of 4.0) and are not on the Dean’s List.

Download the Dean's List | Download the Honors List

Students: want to be a celebrity in your hometown? Make sure you fill out the hometown news release form so MSOE can send out positive news about you to your hometown newspaper.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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 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.

Water_Innovation_web.jpgTeam USA emerged victorious over Team Australia in the inaugural Water Innovation Challenge held during International Water Week in Singapore June 3-5. Involved with the team, which was organized by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), were Douglas Nelson, P.E., assistant professor, and architectural engineering alumna Judith Torres ’12, G.E. (pictured, second from left). During three days of intense competition, the teams developed innovative solutions for emerging water and sanitation problems in Nepal and Bangladesh in a series of hands-on design challenges.

The multi-disciplined Team USA was comprised of students and professionals under the age of 26 and was led by William N. Erickson, an ASPE member and a vice president of ASPE’s Research Foundation. Torres, an associate member of ASPE who works as a graduate mechanical engineer for Progressive AE in Grand Rapids, Mich., was chosen as the engineer member of the team by the ASPE board of directors. Another ASPE member, Nelson, served as an advisor to the team.

“The clear understanding of the competition and the attention to detail of Doug Nelson and Judy Torres, both ASPE members, helped Team USA score consistently higher than the Australians in almost every category," said Erickson.

The other team members were Nicholas Michalenko, a licensed journeyman plumber with Rida Plumbing in Worthington, Mass.; Sarah Parker, an advertising and design student at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.; and Tim Murphy, an apprentice plumber at Boulanger’s Plumbing & Heating in Easthampton, Mass.

“It was such an amazing experience, made even better when our efforts were rewarded with taking first place,” said Torres. “I am thankful ASPE gave this opportunity to a young professional and even more thankful I was chosen. It was an honor to represent ASPE, engineers, my company, and of course Team USA.”

The Water Innovation Challenge involved three main components. The first challenge, completed prior to the start of the competition, required the teams to design and document new water solutions to meet community problems in a village in northern Bangladesh. The second challenge, completed during the three days of competition, was to design and document solutions to community problems in Nepal. The final challenge involved hands-on practical tasks assigned each day, including assembling a hand bore pump, a rainwater collection system, and a solar pump installation. Using their assembled pumps, the teams raced against each other each day to be the first to fill a 100-liter water tank. The teams also were required to construct user-friendly installation and maintenance manuals that presented no language barriers. 

“It was an intense and stressful experience, but having so many tasks to complete gave us the energy to get through each day,” said Torres. Team USA and Team Australia were neck in neck at the end of the first day, but Team USA quickly learned from their mistakes and persevered on days two and three. “The members of Team USA complimented each other so well—as we gave our final presentations of our designs, it seemed like we had worked together for years,” she says. “I felt so proud to be part of such an amazing team, and I’m excited to see how our designs unfold when they are implemented in Bangladesh and Nepal.”

The 2014 Water Innovation Challenge was organized by the WorldSkills Foundation, Healthabitat, the World Plumbing Council, and the Institute of Technical Education in Singapore to raise awareness of sustainable systems that can be put in place globally to address issues such as water industry education and training, skills accreditation, installation, and maintenance. Team USA was sponsored financially by ASPE, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), and WorldSkills USA. Sloan Valve also made a generous donation.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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 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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More than two dozen Waukesha-area girls will go on a week-long journey exploring the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on projects and mentoring from local women in STEM careers. The ‘GE Girls at MSOE’ program, now in its third year, is sponsored by the GE Healthcare Women’s Network and Milwaukee School of Engineering. The program takes place June 23-27, 2014 on the MSOE campus and at GE facilities.

Topics range from medical technologies, chemistry and additive engineering to engine design, quality control and lean manufacturing – with special curriculum presented by teachers from Waukesha Public Schools and MSOE, as well as experts from local GE Healthcare and GE Power and Water facilities. Each participating girl will also be able to meet with an accomplished female mentor with an engineering or technology background that currently participates in the GE Women’s Network. 

“The GE Girls at MSOE program helps make science fun for girls. We have a number of exciting projects planned for them which demonstrate the role math and science play in our everyday lives,” said Dr. Olga Imas, associate professor of biomedical engineering at MSOE. “It’s critical that we reach girls at a young age so we can nurture a lasting curiosity that will benefit them in the future.”

At the end of the week, the GE Girls and their parents will join GE leaders, mentors, and program directors at a BBQ celebration at GE Healthcare’s Waukesha Campus.

“I’m excited to be hosting our third year of GE Girls,” says Dee Mellor, executive champion for GE Women’s Network. “The feedback from the girls and their parents has been extremely positive, and the GE team is thrilled that this program can help inspire girls to dream big and embrace science, technology, engineering and math.”

GE Healthcare supports education in the greater Milwaukee area through several GE Volunteer efforts: including collaboration with six different Milwaukee Public Schools; Junior Achievement; FIRST Robotics; Community Service Day; and many mentoring efforts. In 2013, more than 4,900 GE Volunteers in Milwaukee served for more than 42,000 hours in their local communities. There will be six GE Girls programs being held across the United States this summer.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

About MSOE

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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 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.

web_calatrava.jpgOne of Milwaukee’s most notable landmarks, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion, has been replicated with 15,000 LEGO pieces by students at Milwaukee School of Engineering. The creation includes the museum’s signature wings, the Burke Brise Soleil, and Windhover Hall, the grand entrance of the pavilion. The replica’s wings are made of LEGOs and open and close just as the Burke Brise Soleil.

The LEGO replica will be unveiled at the Quadracci Pavilion during the museum’s Lakefront Festival of Art June 20-22, 2014.

The Quadracci Pavilion was created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from MSOE in 1997.The students worked with GRAEF, the original project’s engineering firm, to obtain plans for the building so their replica could be as accurate as possible.

The students, who are members of MSOE’s Architectural Engineering Institute, spent a combined 525 hours designing and building the project. Approximately one-third of that time was spent on the electrical components of the project and the wings. The scale of the project is 1:6, where one inch equals six feet.

Members of the team include:

  • Matt Furey, architectural engineering, Hermitage, Penn.
  • Jason Genz, electrical engineering, Greendale, Wis.
  • Leah Hendricks, architectural engineering, De Pere, Wis.
  • Adam Laux, architectural engineering, Baraboo, Wis.
  • Michael Rajzer, electrical engineering, Greendale, Wis.
  • Devon Searfoss, architectural engineering, Ojibwa, Wis.
  • Brittany Vitkovich, architectural engineering, Crown Point, Ind.
  • William Walters, architectural and structural engineering, Waukesha, Wis.
  • Chris Zajac ’12, structural engineering, Carol Stream, Ill.

Following the Lakefront Festival of Art, the project will be displayed at MSOE’s Walter Schroeder Library.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 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 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.