MSOE is rolling out a new social website on Aug. 27. Along with a new look and feel, the website will deliver a more personalized experience for visitors. One of the key features of the site will be a community called Hub where all students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, parents, high school counselors and community partners can join and create a profile.

After creating an account and identifying themselves as current students, alumni, etc., the site will recall who visitors are on their subsequent visits. For example, when a high school student visits the site for the first time, he or she can create an account and set up a profile. If he is interested in majoring in software engineering and joining a student organization, the site will make note of this and in future visits, tailor this student’s experience based on his interests. Success stories, videos and discussions relating to software engineering and campus activities will appear.

Visit www.msoe.edu on Aug. 27 and join the conversation!

About MSOE

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.

082213.jpgMilwaukee School of Engineering is rolling out the green carpet on Friday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m., as it celebrates the grand opening and dedication of the MSOE Athletic Field and Parking Complex. Nearly 500 people are expected at the event, which will take place on the new athletic field, atop the parking complex at 1305 N. Broadway.

Several dignitaries will make remarks, including MSOE President Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE Regent Dr. Robert Kern, Mayor Tom Barrett, Rocky Marcoux, Aldermen Nik Kovac and Bob Bauman, Scott Ramlow and John Hunzinger. To conclude, Dr. Kern will toss out the first soccer ball, and captains from the MSOE Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams will dribble the ball down the field and score a goal.

About the project
The athletic field was constructed on top of an in-ground, 780-car parking facility. The field will be used for collegiate soccer, lacrosse, rugby and youth sports. As an extension of the Kern Center, it further supports MSOE’s commitment to student wellness and development as a whole person. In addition, there will be a small ground-level public park on the northern end of the site along Water Street. The $30 million project is the first major development of its kind in the Park East Corridor. The development was largely supported with a very generous donation from Drs. Robert and Patricia Kern.

There are several sustainable features in the new complex. Not only do the park and field provide needed green space for downtown, they reduce the heat island effect from hard surface building roofs and pavement. The three levels of parking under the field reduce local asphalt surface parking lots by 6.9 acres.

The athletic field is the first all-LED lit competition field in the United States, and the lights can be dimmed depending on the use of the field. The parking complex also features LED lighting, which decreases to 50 percent brightness when there is no activity. Dr. Alan Ruud, MSOE chairman of the board, donated all of the lighting for the field and parking complex. The LED lighting uses one-fourth the amount of energy that would be required by equivalent traditional metal halide fixtures. Taking all of these items into consideration, the facility could save up to 200,000 kilowatt hours annually as compared to a similar facility lit 24 hours a day/365 days per year with non-LED fixtures.

Uihlein-Wilson Architects were the project developers, and Hunzinger Construction Company was the general contractor.

MSOE Soccer

The first soccer games will be played on the field Saturday, Aug. 24 when the MSOE Alumni take on the MSOE varsity soccer teams. The women play at 1 p.m. and the men will play at 3:30 p.m.

About MSOE

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.

Eight 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). As part of the REU program, students researched projects advancing state-of-the-art applications in the biomedical, aerospace, manufacturing, composite, biomolecular and fluid power industries.

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 program focuses on applications of fluid power and additive manufacturing technology.

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

Cindy Angpraseuth, Harvey Mudd College, engineering major
Hometown: Lake in the Hills, Ill.
Project: Assessment of Additive Manufacturing Materials for Ultrasound Phantom Applications

Esther Bieszk, Milwaukee School of Engineering, biomedical engineering major
Hometown: Oostburg, Wis.
Project: Brain Modeling to Mimic Functionality Studies of Cerebrospinal Fluid

Jesse Crawford, Milwaukee School of Engineering, computer engineering major
Hometown: Plainfield, Wis.
Project: Patient Specific Modeling of Cerebral Aneurysms

Summer Hoskins, UW-Whitewater, biology major
Hometown: Whitewater, Wis.
Project: 3D Dynamic Model of the Switch I and II Regions of HRAS Using Shape Memory Materials

Meghan Krause, Milwaukee School of Engineering, mechanical engineering major
Hometown: Milwaukee
Project: Filterability of Water-Contaminated Environmentally Considerate Lubricants

David Rutkowski, Valparaiso University, mechanical engineering major
Hometown: Cedarburg, Wis.
Project: Computational Fluid Dynamics of the Pediatric Trachea

Nik Stasinopoulos, Milwaukee School of Engineering, biomedical engineering major
Hometown: Franklin Park, Ill.
Project: Clot Buster Bullets: Creation of TPA Coated Nanoparticles

Colin Stieglitz, Georgia Institute of Technology, mechanical engineering major
Hometown: *******, Ga.
Project: High-Efficiency Pneumatic “Walking Engine”

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. Only 155 institutions were named to the “Best in the Midwest” list on The Princeton Review’s website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

The 155 colleges chosen for this 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 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 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 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, 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 profiles also have a "Survey Says" list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement.

In addition to being named one of the “Best in the Midwest,” MSOE was one of only 23 colleges included in The Princeton Review’s “2014 Fire Safety Rating Honor Roll.” The honor roll honors colleges and universities concerning their on-campus housing fire safety and fire prevention practices and policies. 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 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.

Originally published July 31, 2013

A team of Milwaukee School of Engineering students has been working hard to design a LEGO replica of Lambeau Field. Their plans will come to life during Green Bay Packer Training Camp (July 31- Aug. 4) when they’ll gather in the Lambeau Field Atrium to construct the replica in front of Packers fans.

The 13’x’15 Lambeau Field replica will be built from more than 130,000 multi-colored LEGOs and features:

  • Working scoreboard
  • Lights
  • Seating
  • Interior and exterior architectural details
  • Field, complete with players

Earlier this year, the students travelled to Green Bay, Wis., to begin their build strategy. They took photos of Lambeau Field from various areas, used to complete the build blueprint, in addition to utilizing Google Earth. The blueprint helped the students determine sizing and how many LEGOs would be needed to complete the replica.

On July 31 the LEGO pieces will be delivered to Lambeau Field to begin construction. The replica of Lambeau Field will be completed by Aug. 4 in the Atrium of Lambeau Field.

“This is a fun and exciting project for members of MSOE’s Architectural Engineering Institute student group,” said Mike McGeen, the group’s advisor and professor in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. “The LEGO Lambeau Field is another opportunity for the students to practice their design, scheduling and estimating skills.”

The Lambeau Field LEGO replica is being sponsored by Pick ‘n Save/Copps, Kemps Dairy and DiGiorno Pizza.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.