Originally published May 14, 2013

Mechanical engineering students in MSOE’s University Scholars program created developmentally appropriate and innovative toys after learning about the cognitive, physical and socio-emotional development of children in their Toy Design class. The course was taught by Dr. Alicia Domack, a developmental psychologist, and Dr. Joseph Musto, a mechanical engineering professor. Children are invited to Discovery World on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and children are encouraged to test out the toy prototypes and ask questions.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine 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 94% 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.