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2015 Science Bowl.jpg“Team 1” from Appleton (Wis.) West High School won the Wisconsin regional championship in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl® for high school students held Jan. 24 at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). This is the second year in a row that Appleton West has claimed the title. The team now advances to Washington, D.C., to compete against 69 other regional winners at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® April 30-May 4.

Teams from Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha, Wis., took second and third place.

A total of 19 teams of high school science and math students from Wisconsin competed. Many of these teams spent months preparing for the National Science Bowl’s regional competition, where they face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math.

The DOE created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 240,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

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.

The Art of the Milwaukee Road will be on display at the Grohmann Museum Jan. 16 through April 26. Hand-selected from the Milwaukee Public Library’s Milwaukee Road collection, this exhibition presents a special opportunity to view paintings, prints, maps and photos from a time when railways and the Milwaukee Road formed the backbone of local, regional and national MKE_Road_web.jpgindustry and transportation. Most of the items in the exhibition are not available for public viewing on a regular basis. From images of the legendary Hiawatha and others to a detailed photo essay of work in the Milwaukee Road shops, get a glimpse into the art and imagery documenting the rich history of the railroad in Milwaukee.

Museum guests are invited to a brief talk with James Kieselburg, director of the Grohmann Museum, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, followed by the short film On the Superdome Olympian Hiawatha, a production by the Milwaukee Road, 1952. Admission is free that evening from 5 to 9 p.m. as part of Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day event, and also Saturday, Jan. 17 from Noon to 6 p.m.

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 2,800 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

Milwaukee Public Television brings its 4th Street Forum on the Road program to MSOE’s Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, on Thursday, Jan. 15. All members of the MSOE community and the general public are invited to attend the free taping of this program. Audience seating begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program and filming are Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Vince Anewenter ’11, manager of operations in MSOE’s Rapid Prototyping Center; Dr. Leah Newman, MSOE assistant professor of industrial engineering; and Michael Wiebe, chief operating officer of Krones International, will be guests on the program.

Their discussion on Smart Manufacturing for the Milwaukee Region will be moderated by Marcus White, vice president of civic engagement at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The program will air on MPTV Ch. 10 Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., and will be available on the program website.

Specifically, they’ll be discussing:

Lessons Learned Abroad, Part 1 - When compared with many U.S. regions, Southeast Wisconsin is still a manufacturing powerhouse. But can we compete with the manufacturing successes of Germany? Will we invest in workers, in their training, as Germany does? What lessons can we learn from abroad?

Lessons Learned at Home, Part 2 - When compared with many U.S. regions, Southeast Wisconsin is still a manufacturing powerhouse. Last week, we looked to Germany for lessons learned from abroad. This week, we ask what lessons can we learn here at home to better compete with the manufacturing powerhouses in other countries?  

4th Street Forum is Wisconsin’s only weekly TV program taped in front of a studio audience. If you are unable to attend the recording, you can watch on MPTV's Channel 10 Fridays at 7:30 p.m. or Sundays at 10 a.m.; anytime from MPTV’s online viewing option: Watch Past Episodes; or on Time Warner Cable’s “Wisconsin on Demand.” The program also is available through the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.

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.

Fitzpatrick_Ted_web.jpgEdward A. Fitzpatrick is MSOE’s director of planned giving. Fitzpatrick will continue the momentum MSOE has established with its John and Linda Mellowes Planned Giving Initiative, which was started with funding from the Charter Manufacturing Company Foundation Inc. in 2011. The expertise and knowledge Fitzpatrick brings to the university will greatly benefit alumni and supporters who wish to include MSOE in their financial and estate planning.

Fitzpatrick has more than 20 years of related experience. Most recently, he was a wealth management advisor for TIAA-CREF, where he delivered wealth management and comprehensive financial planning for high net-worth university professors. He was responsible for $263 million in 403(b) retirement assets and annuities.

Previously, he was a personal financial planner and business insurance advisor for owners of privately held manufacturing firms and sub-chapter “S” corporations through Alloy Executive Strategies LLC; was vice president of private wealth management at Marshall & Ilsley Wealth Management Corp.; was vice president and senior trust administrator, wealth management at Wells Fargo Private Client Services Inc.; and was vice president of new business development, private financial services at the Northern Trust Company Inc.

Fitzpatrick holds an MBA from UW-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame. He holds Series 7 and 65 securities licenses, is life and health licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois; is a Cannon Trust School I, II and III graduate, and a certified trust financial advisor. He also is a graduate of the ABA School of Private Wealth Management at Duke University, a member of the Milwaukee Estate Counselors Forum, a development volunteer for the American Heart Association, a volunteer coach with the Milwaukee Winter Club Youth Hockey Association, and a volunteer teacher at Saint Monica Parish.

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.

2015_Top_Logo-02-02.jpgMilitary Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Milwaukee School of Engineering the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to  Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. (See msoe.edu/veterans and the MSOE Military & Veteran Students online group.)

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Now in its eighth year of publishing the Guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Performance ratings are listed by category, enabling prospective students to quickly target those that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

“We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”

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.

Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel.  Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.kmimediagroup.com) is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.

Students from Mitchell Middle School in Racine, Wis., were the 2014 Overall Winners in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge. The team was coached by Keith Kohlmann.

2014 Fluid Power Challenge.jpgThe competition is designed to get middle school students excited about fluid power and on Dec. 8, 34 teams competed at MSOE. There were four students on each team, and they worked hard to design and build fluid power mechanisms that pick an object from one platform, rotate and place it on another. In addition to the number of pick-and-place cycles a school’s machine completed, a review of each team’s design approach, teamwork and portfolio was used in the final evaluation.

Six teams from Lake Country School (Hartland, Wis.) participated in the challenge. Team A was the 2014 Design Winner and Team D was the 2014 Portfolio Winner. Fred Levenhagen was the coach.

Team C from St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (Milwaukee) was the 2014 Challenge Winner and Melissa Steidl was their coach. Five teams from STAA participated.

Lake Shore Middle School (Mequon, Wis.) was the 2014 Teamwork Winner. Charles Harris was their coach.

This was the largest NFPA Fluid Power Challenge held at MSOE to date. Students were introduced to the world of engineering and fluid power during an on-campus workshop in November where they built a pneumatic lifter. During the Challenge, they returned to campus to apply their knowledge and compete against other teams and gain more hands-on experience while building a fluid power mechanism with real world applicability.

Through the Challenges, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) hopes to encourage students to select more mathematics and science courses in their high school curricula to keep their options open for technology-based post-secondary studies. The program is sponsored by Advance Hydraulics, Bosch Rexroth, Force America, GS Hydraulics, HUSCO Intl., JM Grimstad, Poclain Hydraulics, Price Engineering, Sun Hydraulics and Web Tech.

Participating schools included:

Brookfield
Wisconsin Hills Middle School

Hartland
Lake Country School (6 teams)
North Shore Middle School (4 teams)

Mequon
Lake Shore Middle School (2 teams)
Steffen Middle School (2 teams)

Milwaukee
Bruce Guadalupe Community School
Golda Meir School (2 teams)

Humboldt Park School (3 teams)
Milwaukee Scholars Charter Academy
Thomas Aquinas Academy (5 teams)

Mukwonago
Park View Middle School

Racine
Mitchell Middle School
Starbuck Middle School

Waterford
Fox River Middle School (4 teams)

NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators. Its 335+ U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association’s many programs and initiatives.

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.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is hosting the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, a competition that gets middle school students excited about fluid power. On Monday, Dec. 8, 33 teams of eighth-grade students will design and build fluid power mechanisms that pick an object from one platform, rotate and place it on another. In addition to the number of pick-and-place cycles a school’s machine completes, a review of each team’s design approach, teamwork and portfolio will be used in the final evaluation.

This is the largest NFPA Fluid Power Challenge held at MSOE to date. Students were introduced to the world of engineering and fluid power during an on-campus workshop in November where they built a pneumatic lifter. During the Challenge on Dec. 8, they return to campus to apply their knowledge and compete against other teams and gain more hands-on experience while building a fluid power mechanism with real world applicability.

Through the Challenges, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) hopes to encourage students to select more mathematics and science courses in their high school curricula to keep their options open for technology-based post-secondary studies. The program is sponsored by Advance Hydraulics, Bosch Rexroth, Force America, GS Hydraulics, HUSCO Intl., JM Grimstad, Poclain Hydraulics, Price Engineering, Sun Hydraulics and Web Tech.

Participating schools include:

Brookfield
Wisconsin Hills Middle School

Hartland
Lake Country School (6 teams)
North Shore Middle School (4 teams)

Mequon
Lake Shore Middle School
Steffen Middle School

Milwaukee
Bruce Guadalupe Community School
Golda Meir School (2 teams)
Humboldt Park School (3 teams)
Milwaukee Scholars Charter Academy
Thomas Aquinas Academy (5 teams)

Mukwonago
Park View Middle School

Racine
Mitchell Middle School (2 teams)
Starbuck Middle School

Waterford
Fox River Middle School (4 teams)

A video of teams in action can be seen at http://www.nfpafoundation.org/FPChallenge/Index.aspx

To learn more about the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, please contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz, NFPA Program Manager at (414) 778-3347 or ctschwartz@nfpa.com, National Fluid Power Association, 3333 N. Mayfair Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53222.

NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators. Its 335+ U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association’s many programs and initiatives.

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.

2015_STEMJobs.jpgMilwaukee School of Engineering has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media. The inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.

MSOE was among more than 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsSM survey process, which scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement, and diversity in STEM programs. MSOE will be featured in the Winter 2015 issue of STEM JobsSM magazine, along with the entire 2015 list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges.

“With the list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, president of STEM JobsSM.

The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey measures how effectively schools align their programs to high demand, high paying STEM jobs, and how well they assist their students in achieving career aspirations in STEM fields. A complete description of the methodology is available at www.stemjobs.com.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Victory Media connects individuals in transition with education, business, and career opportunities. It provides members of the military community with resources and information to evaluate civilian opportunities. The company extended its reach by introducing STEM JobsSM tools, media and curriculum designed to engage students, along with their parents, teachers and guidance counselors, as they make education and career planning decisions.

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.

MSOE’s 2014 Fall 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 2,800 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 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.

High school students put their computer, math and science skills to the test during Milwaukee School of Engineering’s annual Opportunity Conference in November. A total of 83 teams competed at the OP Conference, which gives high school students the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in academic pursuits.

OP Conference Computer Competition
1st place: Brookfield Central High School (Team A), Brookfield, Wis.
2nd place: Whitewater High School (Team A), Whitewater, Wis.
3rd place: Fort Atkinson High School (Team B), Fort Atkinson, Wis.

OP Conference Math Competition
1st place: Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Ill.
2nd place: Brookfield Academy (Team 2), Brookfield, Wis.
3rd place: Marquette University High School, Milwaukee

OP Conference Science Competition
1st place: Vernon Hills High School (Team 1), Vernon Hills, Ill.
2nd place: Libertyville High School (Team 1), Libertyville, Ill.
3rd place: Arrowhead High School, Hartland, Wis.

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.

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.

Originators of the deep dish pizza, Rudy Malnati brings family’s famous nationally renowned Chicago pizza traditions to Milwaukee; Voted #1 thin-crust pizza by Oprah Winfrey

pizanos.jpgMilwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Rudy Malnati Jr. announced the famous Chicago deep dish pizza restaurant, Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta, will open on the first floor of the MSOE Tower Apartments, located at 1150 N. Water Street, in late spring 2015. Malnati owns six Pizano’s locations in Illinois and Rudy’s Bar and Grille in Chicago. This will be the company’s first Wisconsin Pizano’s location.

The family’s pizza history dates back to 1943 when Rudy Malnati Sr. opened the first Pizzeria Uno in Chicago and founded the “Deep Dish Pizza,” an innovative creation that made a meal of pizza. Rudy Malnati Jr., son of Rudy Malnati Sr. and brother of Lou Malnati, opened his first Pizano’s in 1991, keeping the family legacy and deep-dish pizza tradition alive. Pizano’s pizza has received numerous national recognitions, voted #1 thin-crust pizza by Oprah Winfrey, named one of the nation’s top by USA Today, ranked #4 on a national list of America’s 35 Best Pizzas by The Daily Meal and was featured on the Today Show as one of Chicago’s best.

“I am excited to bring my family recipes and Italian traditions to Milwaukee for the first time,” said Malnati “Our first Wisconsin location will feature our famous gourmet deep dish pizzas, our award-winning thin crust pizzas and other signature menu items. Pizano’s Pizza is looking forward to establishing itself here in Milwaukee and sharing the Pizano’s experience with students, residents and businesses in the surrounding area.”

The 8,500 square-foot restaurant will be located in the vacant retail space of the 14-story MSOE apartment building. MSOE purchased the building in 2013 and completed the first phase of construction in time for students to move in for the 2014-15 academic year. There are 102 studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments to meet the demand of MSOE’s growing student population. The second phase of construction to finish the upper floors will be completed in spring 2015.

“The Tower Apartments add more life to downtown Milwaukee,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “We’ve turned a blighted property into a vibrant location, and we are pleased to have Pizano’s Pizza on campus. Not only will it be popular among our students, downtown visitors are looking forward to authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of the city.”

Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta will seat approximately 260 guests and plans include an outdoor seating area during the warmer months. Pending city approval, a full-service, U-shaped bar will serve as a focal point. A glass wall will separate the bar from the seating area and the restaurant will feature a separate takeout area where individuals and students can pick-up menu items to go or pizza by the slice. The concept will include sports memorabilia and décor with multiple large screen TVs, in a warm, family-friendly environment.

Adding to the excitement and nightlife on Water Street, Malnati said Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta will be another great location for watching the latest sporting events while enjoying a beer, cocktail, authentic, high-quality Italian fare, sandwiches and burgers. “At Pizano’s, we want to create a warm, inviting atmosphere built on great service and food – a place you will want to come back to. This is an exciting day for us as we bring our traditions of family, friendship and great food to Milwaukee.”

With Pizano’s locations in the Loop, State Street, Dearborn, Division, Lincoln Avenue and Glenview, Ill., the family recipe is known to produce the most addictive thin crust in Chicago, featuring irresistible caramelized edges. Famous deep dish pizzas, which allow 30 minutes for preparation, include a variety of restaurant specials such as the ‘Hey Hey’ Jack Brickhouse Special featuring sausage and mushroom, Rudy’s Special featuring cheese, sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper, Vegetarian Special and Mark’s Special featuring sliced tomatoes, basil and fresh garlic. Nine-inch gluten-free thin-crust pizzas are also available.

In addition to pizza, Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta offers traditional Italian dishes and pastas such as chicken parmesan, chicken marsala, chicken cacciatore, traditional spaghetti or mostaccioli, homemade fettuccini alfredo, seafood marinara, homemade angel hair pasta, four-cheese homemade tortellini, gnocchi and a variety of additional homemade pasta dishes. Delicious custom-made burgers and sandwiches are also available, and are served with fresh cut French fried potatoes, creamy coleslaw and a dill pickle.

Appetizers include Italian favorites such as fried calamari, Portobello mushrooms, bruschetta, sausage and peppers, Annette’s tomato bread, toasted ravioli, cheesy garlic bread, cheese sticks and chicken wings. Fresh salads, such as the antipasto salad, Caesar salad, BBQ chicken chopped salad and Pizano’s chopped salad are perfect for the lunch crowd or those who may want a lighter meal. And who can’t live without dessert? Dessert offerings include the famous Holly and Little Rudy’s Chocolate Chip Cookie which serves two, Uncle Bill’s cheesecake, Annette’s peanut butter cookie and more.

Visit www.pizanoschicago.com for a full menu preview, history and location information. Follow Pizano’s on Facebook and Twitter for updates, specials and other exciting happenings.

About the MSOE Tower Apartments

The MSOE Tower Apartments building originally was slated to be an extended-stay hotel, but the project went bankrupt while it was under construction in 2008. Thanks to a generous donation, MSOE was able to acquire the unfinished building in October 2013 and work feverishly to complete the first phase of construction in time for the 2014-15 academic year.

Currently 184 MSOE students live in 102 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on the fourth through ninth floors. Construction is under way on floors 10-14 which will feature apartments and conference rooms.

The first floor features retail space, currently occupied by Qdoba Mexican Grill. Pizano's Pizza & Pasta will occupy the remaining 8,500 square-feet of retail space.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,700 students. 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.

Dwight Diercks ’90 to receive honorary degree

Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their diplomas at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Fall Commencement on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Kern Center. MSOE Regent Dwight Diercks ’90 will receive an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree and deliver the keynote address.

Ryan Fessler is the class respondent, the honor that goes to the graduate with the highest GPA. Fessler is graduating with high honors and will receive two Bachelor of Science degrees—one in biomolecular engineering and another in computer engineering.

Elizabeth Kelnhofer will receive the Alumni Association Award. Recipients of this prestigious award are first nominated by faculty members in their respective academic departments and then the entire graduating class selects from among its peers the student who is most deserving. Kelnhofer, a mechanical engineering major, is graduating with honors.

Honorary Degree Recipient:

Dwight Diercks

When MSOE Regent Dwight Diercks began his career at NVIDIA in 1994 as a senior software engineer, he was employee number 22. In 1999 he was promoted to vice president. Today, the computer hardware and software giant employs more than 8,000 people; 2,600 of whom report to Dwight in his role as senior vice president of software engineering. His engineering team is one of the largest at the company and builds software for all of NVDIA’s products, ranging from cell phones and tablets to PC graphics cards, automobile dashboards, gaming machines and more.

Prior to NVIDIA, Diercks was a systems software engineer at Pellucid Inc., a PC graphics company, and a multimedia software engineer at Compaq Computer Corp.

Diercks graduated from MSOE in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. He feels MSOE prepared him well for his career. He said, “The learning and education at MSOE was a good foundation for me. The focus on the lab work pushes you to get your hands dirty on all projects, whether you’re an engineer or a manager. It also helped me to form connections. I have worked with more than 10 people at NVIDIA who went to MSOE.”

He became a member of the MSOE Corporation in 2002, a Regent in 2005, and was inducted into MSOE’s Alumni Wall of Fame in 2006.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,700 students. 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.

Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president, received the 2014 CTSI Bolger Award at the fifth annual Milwaukee Regional Research Forum – CTSI – Public Policy Forum Viewpoint luncheon on Oct. 27.

The CTSI Bolger Award, in addition to recognizing and preserving the historic accomplishments of former Medical College of Wisconsin president T. Michael Bolger, also recognizes international, national or regional individuals or organizations whose accomplishments have resulted in improved patient care and/or the treatment and curing of disease. Dr. Viets’ leadership at MSOSE has resulted in substantial involvement in research undertaken to improve health care.

MSOE has been a member of the CTSI since its inception in 2010. “Milwaukee is fortunate to have many top-notch academic, health care and engineering professionals and resources in the area. It is logical and practical for us to work together on research projects to improve patient care,” said Dr. Viets. “Each institution brings a unique set of knowledge and skills to the Clinical Translational Science Institute, making it a very powerful collaboration. From discovering new principles to applying those means to practical human means, I am pleased that MSOE is part of the work happening in the CTSI, which has improved the health of Wisconsin residents.”

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.

2014_ASC.JPG.jpgFour teams of architectural engineering and construction management students from Milwaukee School of Engineering traveled to the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 3 Conference and Student Competitions in October. They took first in the nation in two competitions: health care and virtual design/construction; first place in the regional design/build competition; and third place in the national electrical competition.

For each competition the teams receive a request for proposal (RFP) for a real project at 7 a.m. and have 16 hours to turn in their proposal at 11 p.m. The following morning they present their solution to a panel of judges, which usually includes individuals who were involved in the actual project.

 

National Champion: Health Care Team

The Health Care Team won the National Open Championship.  This competition was sponsored by Turner and tested each team’s ability to estimate and plan the construction of a hospital and their ability to present that plan professional and efficiently to a client. MSOE competed against Purdue, Sacramento State, Ohio State University and others. Congratulations to team members: Sitlalic Aguilar, Trevor Koziczkowski (captain), Michael Laskowski, Ryan Moldenhauer, Jill Vande Boom, Brett Vollmer and coach Dr. Jeong Woo.

National Champion: Virtual Design and Construction

The Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Team won the National Open Championship. Mortenson Construction sponsored this competition in which teams submitted proposals addressing the many aspects of VDC including site logistics, building information modeling, 4D scheduling, 5D estimating, quality management and clash detection for a data center facility in the central United States. Congratulations to team members Jacki Lesser, Mark Peterson, Theo Sessler, Marina Sharp, James Simonson, Justin Wolfenden and coach Dr. Jeong Woo.

Regional Champion: Design/Build Team

The Design/Build Team won the regional title with their RFP for a multi-story urban mixed-use development. McCarthy sponsored the competition. Congratulations to Sarah Bower, Jessica Johnson, Chad Kraus, Travis Smith, Morgan Squiers, Marly Trier and coach DeAnna Leitzke.

National Third Place: Electrical Team

The Electrical Team took third place in the National Open Competition, which was sponsored by Aldridge Electric.  The team submitted a proposal for the electrical design and construction plan for Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago, including an emphasis on safety, strategies to deal with a constrained site and using prefabrication to get the materials on site ready for installation. Congratulations to Zachary Dawiec, Margot Giesey, Adam Heffington, Adam Hurtz, Brian McCabe, Cory Miklas and coach Christine Brotz.

Since entering the competition in 1999, MSOE has had 23 top three places in national student competitions and 12 national championship teams. No other university in the country has experienced the consistent level of success demonstrated by MSOE.

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.