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Wisconsin, Woodrow Wilson Foundation continue groundbreaking effort to prepare next generation of school leaders for state as Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership begin classes this summer at MSOE

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Wisconsin’s second class of Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership were announced today at the State Capitol, as the state continues to set new national standards in the preparation and placement of educational leaders equipped to head changing 21st century schools.

Launched last year, the Woodrow Wilson (WW) Wisconsin MBA Fellowship program charts a new course in education leader preparation, blending clinical practice in schools with innovative business school coursework to ensure graduates have the knowledge, skills, and character not only to guide schools and districts in a changing education environment, but also to close achievement gaps between America’s lowest- and highest-performing schools and between the country’s top-performing schools and those around the world.

Wisconsin was one of the first two states to launch the WW MBA Fellowships. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation is partnering with Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) on the initiative, which provides school leaders with a blend of graduate coursework and a tailored MBA curriculum.

“Through the Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship, Wisconsin is drawing on the most innovative thinking in leader preparation today,” said Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and author of an influential national study that called for dramatically changing how the United States prepares school leaders. “Because of the efforts at MSOE and the hard work and commitment of educators across the state, Wisconsin is readying strong school leaders with the knowledge, experience, support, and character needed to ensure the very best for our kids. The success here in Wisconsin is part of a new national movement to dramatically improve how we prepare educators, recognizing that the failed ways of the past will no longer be accepted.”

This year’s class of WW MBA Fellows at MSOE include:

  • Gina Baxter, classroom teacher, intervention specialist/coordinator, international baccalaureate primary years curriculum coordinator, Green Lake School
  • Kyle Charters, special education teacher, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy
  • Ashley Imperiale, seventh grade math teacher, Whitman Middle School
  • John Meuler, director of graduate support, Nativity Jesuit Academy
  • Tim Mueller, principal, Star of Bethlehem School
  • Jonathon Nowak, director of operations, HOPE Christian School
  • Travis Olson, English teacher and English Department chair, Kiel High School
  • Chelsea Prochnow, dean of instruction, HOPE Christian School
  • Shane Radosevich, teaching and learning specialist, Wisconsin Hills Middle School
  • Misa Sato, anatomy and physiology and chemistry teacher, Reagan High School
  • Yedda Sheller, social studies teacher, Brillion High School
  • Chad Sova, fifth grade teacher, Donges Bay Elementary School
  • Mary Stelter, special education teacher, Parkview High School
  • Rachel Streff, sixth grade science teacher and team lead, Carmen School of Science and Technology


The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares experienced educators who will take a full year of executive-style MBA courses. The program is offered through MSOE’s Rader School of Business and is equivalent in rigor to traditional MBA programs. It is designed to prepare leaders who will create school cultures to drive innovation, expand the use of analytics and evidence-based practices, raise student performance to international levels, foster citizens of good character, and improve the quality of school systems and teaching over time. Wisconsin and Indiana were the first two states to embrace this new approach to school leadership, with New Mexico joining this year. Each Fellow was selected from a highly competitive pool of nominees.

Unlike programs that recruit career changers from other fields to work in schools, the WW MBA Fellowship requires that candidates be current educators who are nominated by Wisconsin school districts, as well as choice and charter schools. Fellows were selected based on key characteristics of effective leaders and will be experienced with the culture of schools to be able to help transform them from within. Each receives a $50,000 stipend that includes tuition assistance for the master’s program, along with executive coaching. In exchange, Fellows will serve in leadership roles in identified districts/schools for at least three years.

MSOE is partnering with 10 to 12 area school districts to develop partnerships that will sustain clinical placements (in-school learning arrangements) and mentoring opportunities for the WW MBA Fellows.

“Since its founding in 1903, MSOE has maintained strong relationships with business and industry, giving our students real-world experience in the fields before they graduate. The same is true for the WW MBA Fellows,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “At MSOE, we continually raise the bar in education standards and prepare our students to be leaders.”

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation, MSOE, and Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, honored the 2015–16 class of Wisconsin Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows at an event at the State Capitol this morning.

"The education leaders participating in this program are proving once again that Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in education reform,” Lieutenant Gov. Kleefisch said. “These Fellows will draw on best practices from the business world and the classroom to serve their school districts' children and taxpayers with innovation and excellence."

The WW MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership draws on the Foundation’s experience with its state-based Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, which works to transform teacher education and recruit excellent candidates to teach math and science in high-need schools. The Teaching Fellowship is now operating in five states in partnership with 28 universities.

Visit http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-ed-mba/wisconsin/ to learn more about the Foundation’s work in leadership preparation in Wisconsin. To learn more about the program at MSOE visit www.msoe.edu/mbaeducationleadership

About the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Founded in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops the nation’s best minds to meet its most critical challenges. The Foundation supports its Fellows as the next generation of leaders shaping American society.

About Milwaukee School of Engineering

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, 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.

More than 350 undergraduate and graduate students in engineering majors, the Rader School of Business and School of Nursing will receive their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Kern Center.

The ceremony will feature keynote addresses from MSOE Regent James Rahn, president of the Kern Family Foundation, and MSOE Regent Dawn Tabat, executive vice president of community and external relations, Generac Power Systems. Each also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business and Economics degree.

Samantha Scharles is the class respondent, the honor that goes to the graduate with the highest GPA. Scharles is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Andrew Kosasih and Brett Nockerts 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. Both are graduating with high honors. Kosasih will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Nockerts will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering.

About James Rahn:

Rahn.jpgMSOE Regent James C. Rahn has served as president of the Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, Wis., since 2008. In this role, he provides direction for expanding existing programs and establishing new programs in support of the foundation’s mission to build the future through values, education and innovation. He joined the foundation in September 2007 as the education reform program director. Before that, he spent six years as director of the Center for Urban Teaching and assistant professor of education at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Prior to his work in higher education, he served in K-12 Lutheran schools as teacher, principal and regional school coordinator. Rahn became an MSOE Regent in 2013, and is also a member of the Project Lead The Way board of directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., and a master’s degree from Concordia University in River Forest, Ill.

About Dawn Tabat:

Tabat.jpgMSOE Regent Dawn Tabat served as COO for Generac Power Systems from 2002 until 2013, and had oversight of manufacturing, logistics, global supply chain, quality, safety and information services. She currently serves as executive vice president of community and external relations for Generac Power Systems. Tabat joined Generac in 1972 and served as personnel manager and personnel director before being promoted to vice president of human resources in 1992, and chief operating officer in 2002. She was part of the team that witnessed Generac’s growth in the 1980s from 200 to 2,100 employees, and its continued growth since then. With Generac, she has traveled the world and visited every continent. Tabat has served as an MSOE Regent since 2012. She was named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2011. Tabat is the founding director and board chairperson of GPS Education Partners and she also serves on the Kern Family Foundation Board of Directors.

 

Commencement.jpgMilwaukee 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.

NM Master Class_15.jpgMSOE students participated in a six-part Master Class series with the design architect and development manager for the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. The class engaged more than 80 local architecture, interior design, engineering and real estate students from six area colleges in various elements of the company’s downtown Milwaukee expansion. The project and construction site became a real-world, working “laboratory”.

The topics covered in the class included real estate, technology and sustainability which were then organized around programming, schematic design, design development, and construction and documentation. The group of students who participated in the program consisted of different majors from MSOE, Marquette University, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Mount Mary University, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison.

On May 4 the MSOE students who participated in the Master Class received their diplomas. Robert Lemke, MSOE associate professor, was the faculty advisor for Holly Denfeld, Derek Hummel, Chad Kraus, Kailey Lietzke, Greg Lisowski, Marina Sharp, Travis Smith, Gretchen Toshach, Marlena Trier and Jill Vande Boom. The class was offered December 2013 to May 2015.

Many of the students said they had the opportunity to gain real world experience that cannot be met in the normal classroom experience as well as discover the endless career opportunities that are possible in the construction industry. They also had the chance to interact with students of different majors which gave them perspectives outside of their own majors.

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.

Senior Design 2014_181.jpgFriday, May 22 is Senior Project Day at MSOE and more than 80 projects will be on display at the Walter Schroeder Library, 500 E. Kilbourn Ave; Werwath Mall, between the Library and Allen-Bradley Hall of Science; Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway; and Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway.

Throughout their senior year, MSOE students collaborate with classmates on a final project related to their degree program. It’s an opportunity for them to take everything they’ve learned in their time at MSOE and put it to use in a real-life application. The projects are often sponsored by companies looking to solve a problem, and others are driven by a student’s interests.

School of Nursing – 10 a.m. to Noon – Campus Center, Ruehlow Nursing Complex
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walter Schroeder Library and Werwath Mall
Physics and Chemistry Department – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Campus Center, second floor
Mechanical Engineering Department – Noon to 3 p.m. – Todd Wehr Auditorium

A complete list of projects can be downloaded here.

TruckMuncher
Food trucks are all the rage right now, and it’s never been easier to find one nearby thanks to TruckMuncher, an app designed by software engineering majors. TruckMuncher locates the nearest trucks and also lets users find their favorite trucks and view their menus. Location: Werwath Mall

Car Seat Alert System
Prevent childhood heatstroke and possibly death by using this car seat alert system designed by electrical engineering technology majors. Using three sensors, if there is a child in the vehicle, a buzzer will alert the driver when the ignition is turned off so that the child is not left behind. Next, a signal is sent to make the key fob vibrate, and if within 30 seconds, the sensors still detect a child in the seat, the vehicle’s horn will sound. Location: Library

Electric Wind Chime
Let the wind determine your music choices. Electrical engineering students developed a magnetic mechanism that simulates the operation of a wind chime. A microprocessor senses wind speed and plays a song to the rhythm of the wind. Users load songs into the device and can relax while their favorite songs play with the pleasant sounds of a wind chime. Location: Library

Striped Hat Brigade
A team of computer engineering and software engineering students teamed up to design a virtual presence device. An iPad mounted on a robot chassis allows someone with an iPad or iPhone to communicate via a video feed with people in different location—something that could be useful in a hostage or disaster situation. Location: Library

SAE Formula Hybrid Vehicle
See the car that took fourth place in the world and first in the United States! MSOE’s team of electrical and mechanical engineering majors designed, built and competed their high-performance hybrid vehicle at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Location: Campus Center, outdoors

Legionnaires Detection Kit
In 2010, Legionnaires disease affected the Milwaukee area and was traced back to a decorative water fountain in a local hospital. While tests exist to detect Legionella, they are costly, time-consuming and sometimes unable to differentiate between pathogenic and non-pathogenic forms of the bacteria. Biomolecular engineering majors developed an inexpensive, multi-phase kit capable of rapidly detecting the bacteria while adhering to industry regulations and standards. Location: Campus Center, second floor

MSOE 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.

Congratulations to the more than 60 Milwaukee School of Engineering students who were nominated for leadership awards this year. The following awards were presented at the annual President’s Student Leadership Awards Dinner on May 6:

Outstanding Student Award

Nina Alioto, of Greenfield, Wis., was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Fred F. Loock Outstanding Student Award. This award is presented annually to the MSOE senior student, who, in the opinion of the faculty, most notably combines an excellent academic record and has at the same time demonstrated leadership and professional bearing in extracurricular or community service activities. It is the most prestigious student testimonial that MSOE bestows. Alioto will graduate May 24 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from MSOE.

Other Awards

Vincent R. Canino Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Senior Student Award – Amy Gustafson, Eagan, Minn., biomedical engineering

Nursing Leadership Award – Carly Ademi, Cudahy, Wis., nursing

Matt W. Fuchs Outstanding CAECM Senior Student Award – Sitlalic Aguilar, Milwaukee, construction management

Thomas W. Davis Student Leadership Award – Jonathan Braaten, Glasgow, Mont., mechanical engineering

Daniel E. Sahs Award for Service – Elizabeth Donohew, Milwaukee, software engineering

Outstanding Peer Assistant Award – Sean McGarry, Hoffman Estates, Ill., biomedical engineering

Resident Assistant Programming Award – Connor Bord, Beach Park, Ill., biomedical engineering

Greek of the Year Award – Jeffrey Sparks, Bloomington, Ind., software engineering

Student Employee of the Year Award – Nicole Baylon, Wadsworth, Ill., business management

Senior Men’s Athlete of the Year Award – Garrett Farin, Madison, Wis., soccer, mechanical engineering; Jerome Rhodes, Chicago, track and field, business management

Senior Women’s Athlete of the Year Award – Marlena Trier, Port Washington, Wis., tennis and basketball, civil engineering

Scholar Men’s Athlete of the Year Award – Nathan Verdun, New Berlin, Wis., basketball, architectural engineering and structural engineering

Scholar Women’s Athlete of the Year Award – Marlena Trier, Port Washington, Wis., tennis and basketball, civil engineering

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_SAE_Formula_Hybrid1.jpgMSOE’s Formula Hybrid team took fourth place in the world at the Formula Hybrid Competition and first place in the United States. The competition was held in May at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, N.H. Founded and run by Dartmouth, the competition challenges college and university students to design, build and compete high-performance hybrid and electric vehicles. Building on the Formula SAE program, Formula Hybrid adds an extra level of complexity: fuel efficiency.

The Formula Hybrid competition consists of a variety of dynamic and static events. Throughout the events, students assume the role of a design team engaged to create a prototype vehicle. Teams demonstrate their creativity and project management skills, as well as their vehicle’s performance and durability. The challenge is to create a vehicle that is road-worthy and prevail over other designs. Events are scored to determine how well a vehicle will perform.

2015_SAE_Formula_Hybrid2.jpgIn February it was announced that MSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) was the Class 1 recipient of the 2014 SAE Honeywell Outstanding Collegiate Branch Award. This award, which was established in 1963 by the Bendix Corp., recognizes SAE Collegiate Branches for exemplary performance in the areas of technical meetings, networking opportunities, promoting SAE membership, activities including the Collegiate Design SeriesTM competitions, and community service programs like A World in Motion®. With 132 student members, MSOE’s SAE student chapter is the second largest student chapter in the U.S. and third largest in the world. The Formula Hybrid vehicle is one of several design projects MSOE’s SAE members work on each 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.

2015_Steel_Bridge2.jpgMSOE’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers participated in the Great Lakes Regional Competition at the University of Notre Dame in April. Students competed in the Steel Bridge Competition and the Concrete Canoe Competition. The steel bridge MSOE entered in the competition was one of 16 bridges, while the Concrete Canoe team competed against 17 other schools.

MSOE’s Steel Bridge team consisted of 15 team members while four of those members were the builders for the competition. The team members were Michael Anaszewicz, Logan Bertling, David Burt, Sean Casey, Ryan Christensen, Benjamin Dodd, Dawid Gwozdz, Jacob Haen, Edward Hinsa, Constantine Moshi and Riley Padron. The team worked on the design of the bridge from the middle of August until late November. The months of December and January were spent testing the connections of the bridge to make sure they could withstand the load bearing requirements. They spent February fabricating their bridge, and in March, the team practiced building the bridge up until the competition in April.

2015_Steel_Bridge1.jpgThe bridge was judged on its lightness, deflection, structural efficiency and the speed at which the bridge was built. It was also required to hold 2,500 pounds. The final product was 18.5 feet long, 2.5 feet tall, and 3 feet wide. It weighed in at 126 pounds. The bridge was built in the third fastest time which was 13 minutes. They took second place and will travel to the national competition in May at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Concrete Canoe Team involved many students who regularly participated in the construction of the concrete canoe and eight students attended the competition: Abigail Allen, Karissa Brunette, Holly Denfeld, Chris Garcia, Brian Janus, Miya Preston, Daniel Vonberg and Johanna Wang. Also on the team were Reney Bagnall, Finn Finucane, Luke Muller and Zach Regnier.

2015_Concrete_Canoe.jpgThe competition was comprised of four main categories: Design Paper, Final Product, Oral Presentation and Racing. The design paper consisted of the methods of construction, materials used in construction, hull design, concrete mix design, project management strategies and more technical aspects. The aesthetics and display of the canoe was included in the final product category. Samples of the concrete, a sectional view of the canoe, and highlights of the design paper were displayed as well. The oral presentation was about the design paper which was then followed by a Q&A from the judges.

The most exciting part for the teams is the racing of the canoes. The races are a men’s and women’s sprint, men’s and women’s endurance, and a co-ed sprint. The team is proud to say the canoe survived all five races. They finished 14th place and have bright plans for the 2016 competition. All of the team members are returning next school year and hope to make improvements.

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 News Services

Metal for Mettle

Posted by MSOE News Services May 1, 2015

Exhibit featuring historic commemorative medals opening soon

Dautel.jpgSmall, splendid sculptural works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries soon will be on display at the Grohmann Museum. Metal for Mettle: Historic Commemorative Medals Honoring Labor and Achievement runs May 15 through Aug. 23 and features medallic art which honors work and workers, from heavy labor on the factory floor to refined scientific advances, achieved in an immaculate laboratory.

While medals commemorating various historical or commercial events continue to be made, they no longer hold a central place in art and social history. This exhibition will take museum patrons back decades, even a century and more, to another time and place, to the work and workers of that time.

The exhibit comes to the Grohmann Museum from the collection of Thomas H. Garver. Garver will give a presentation during the exhibit’s opening event on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. He said, “One may well say that virtually all commemorative medals are narrative by intent. They’re marks of pinnacle personal moments, documents of powerful events within a society, or acknowledgements of unique places in time and space. There was a moment, however, lasting no more than 50 or 60 years during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and particularly in France (with great influence on Belgium), when there was a brilliant confluence of history, technology and governance that produced the French narrative medal, a style that closely documented many levels of human life and endeavor with visual skill and sensitivity, richly enhanced by great technical precision.”

Roty.jpgThe Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

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.

2015AEI.jpgAt the end of March, MSOE hosted the 2015 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference at the Pfister Hotel and on campus. A new record attendance was reached with more than 300 attendees: roughly 100 students from across the country and more than 200 professionals from around the world. Dr. Christopher Raebel ’94, MSOE associate professor and conference chair, planned and organized the conference along with help from AEI’s Board of Governors, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) staff and MSOE’s student Chapter of AEI. Student activities were planned and organized by juniors Brittany Vitkovich and Adam Laux. Faculty from the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department and volunteers from various CAECM student organizations assisted with the conference as well.

The conference kicked off with the CAECM Department’s annual Career Night. More than 70 companies were represented, and the event was open to MSOE students and students participating in the AEI Conference.

The two-day main conference began with an opening plenary session where MSOE President Hermann Viets, Ph.D. gave a welcoming address. He was followed by keynote presentations by Vince Bertram, president and CEO of Project Lead The Way, who discussed preparing the future workforce. The second keynote speaker was Victor Sanvido, senior vice president of Southland Industries, who presented about a lean approach to planning, design, construction and the operations of buildings.

Five universities participated in the student competition presentations: MSOE, Kansas State, Penn State, Lawrence Technological University and the University of Nebraska. MSOE’s team consisted of Patrick Alcock (electrical specialty), Ali Borrelli (structural specialty), Brock Gerbyshak (construction management), Thomas Kral (construction management), Jacklyn Lesser (structural specialty), Crystal Marmolejo (construction management), Cory Miklas (electrical specialty), and Mark Slonina (mechanical/electrical specialty). MSOE’s team was runner up in the Electrical Systems Design category and the Construction Development category.

The conference also consisted of more than 120 presentations in 34 breakout sessions, professional project award presentations, student chapter leaders workshop, and tours of Johnson Controls Inc., and Marquette University Engineering Hall. There also was a welcome reception at the Grohmann Museum, and keynote lectures by Mitchel W. Simpler, managing partner at Jaros, Baum and Bolles, who discussed the perfect office building, and Nicholas Holt, director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, who discussed the integration and innovation in the build environment.

At the 2015 AEI Conference, students and professionals had many opportunities to interact with one another. Assigned seating at the awards banquet encouraged professionals and students to interact with each other. Students, faculty and professionals also attended the Milwaukee Admirals hockey game and a tour of MillerCoors Brewery.

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.

SWE_GEAR_RGB.gifMSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the 2015 Collegiate Section Achievement Award from the Wisconsin professional section of SWE. MSOE SWE executive board members Rachael DiGrazia, fundraising chair, and Tori St. Martin, treasurer accepted the award on behalf of their fellow students at the Celebrate SWE-WI Banquet. Other members of the executive board include Alana Tirimacco, president; Samantha Scharles, vice president; Rachel Wellnitz, secretary; Ashley Toll, outreach chair; and Gerald Soriano, webmaster. The organization has 50 members, all of whom were recognized by this award for outstanding member recruitment and retention; numerous outreach, social, and academic activities; and commitment to SWE’s mission and vision. MSOE’s collegiate section is one of five in Wisconsin.

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.

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MSOE’s Student Government Association (SGA) is a student-run organization that strives to promote student involvement, organizational development, and positive change on campus. This week, the organization would particularly like to assist students in getting their voices heard by encouraging them to vote for their representatives in SGA for the 2015-2016 academic year.

 

Voting for the following positions is now open:

* 3 Engineering major representatives

* 1 Nursing major representative

* 1 Technical Communication, Mathematics, or Business major representative

* 1 international student representative

* 1 commuter student representative

* 1 off-campus representative

* 1 on-campus representative

* 1 varsity athlete representative

 

These positions proportionally represent the student body at MSOE. Students have the opportunity either to vote for a candidate listed on the ballot or to nominate a student by writing in his or her name on the ballot.

Elections opened earlier this week on Monday, April 20th and will continue until this Friday, April 24th. Students may vote in any one of these five convenient locations:

 

* CC 3rd Floor:

Mon – Fri, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

* Dorms (RWJ Lounge):

Mon – Fri, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

* Library 1st Floor:

Mon – Fri, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

* CC 1st Floor:

Weds & Thurs, 7 – 9 p.m.

 

* Library 1st Floor:

Weds & Thurs, 7 – 9 p.m.

 

From an executive perspective, SGA is the representative body of the students. Therefore, SGA strongly encourages students to use this opportunity to get their voices heard by the higher-ups at MSOE by voting for candidates they feel will properly represent them and have their best interests in mind. It’s easy and takes less than a minute, so why not make a quick stop at one of the locations listed above and support someone you feel will make the changes you would like to see on campus? Get out there and vote!

Fyfe_Billy_web.jpgBilly Fyfe has been appointed director of the Public Safety Department at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Fyfe has more than 12 years of experience in university safety and security. He previously served as a shuttle driver, patrol officer, sergeant and lieutenant with MSOE’s Public Safety Department. He earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Milwaukee Area Technical College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Management at MSOE. He also worked for the public safety department at Marquette University. Fyfe enjoys spending time with his family in Jackson, 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 finished 4th among 10 teams at the Midwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The competition features the state CCDC champions from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky in a two-day, continuous cybersecurity competition. This is the third year in a row that MSOE took first place in Wisconsin to qualify for the Midwest competition.

Top tech-savvy students from across the country form teams to compete first at the state level, then the regional level. Regional winners go on to a national competition. For the competitions, teams build and defend a mock production business infrastructure from professional “hackers” who are given the challenge to take each team’s production systems offline and breach their security. While the teams work hard to fend off “hackers,” the competition judging staff deploys network enhancement and upgrade challenges to teams, judging team’s performance, scoring and supporting the overall event.

2015_CCDC_DataCenter_web.jpgMilwaukee 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.

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All are invited to hear Dr. Hermann Viets, president of MSOE, deliver his “Last Lecture” on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway.

The lecture also will be broadcast live online at: msoe.edu/hub-tv

Viets will give the sixth annual lecture in MSOE’s Last Lecture series, in which one member of the MSOE staff or faculty is invited to pass on their greatest and most succinct knowledge and life-experiences to the MSOE community. Viets, who will retire June 30, will reflect on his time at the university and also share his life experiences and accomplishments.

The purpose of the series is twofold: to recognize a faculty or staff member for his or her years of service and contributions to the university, and for those in attendance to learn what the speaker truly believes are the most important facets of their human life experiences and accomplishments. Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to nominate speakers from a list of eligible individuals, and the speaker is chosen by the Student Life Office.

Viets is only the fourth president in MSOE’s 112-year history. During his 24 years at MSOE, the university has implemented several undergraduate international study-abroad programs, a baccalaureate two-degree program, a number of Bachelor of Science degrees and Master of Science degrees. The campus grew to 20 acres with the addition of several buildings including Krueger Hall, Rosenberg Hall, Humphrey House, Kern Center, Grohmann Museum, Viets Field and Grohmann Tower.

Viets received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and both a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Astronautics, all from Polytechnic University in New York City and Farmingdale, Long Island. He was a visiting scientist, aerospace engineer and research group leader for Wright Patterson Air Force Base Aerospace Research Laboratories in Dayton, Ohio; lecturer at the Von Karman Institute in Brussels, Belgium; and a research associate at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y. His other academic experience includes serving as dean of engineering at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston; associate dean for research and professor at West Virginia University, Morgantown; and professor of engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

More information about Viets is available here…

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.

Nine MSOE students represented the university in competitions at the annual Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL) State Leadership Conference held in Oshkosh, Wis., March 13-14. The state conference and competitions served as a qualifying round for the FBLA/PBL National Conference to be held in June in Chicago. By virtue of placing first or second in their events, all nine of the MSOE students competing at the state conference qualified for the national competition.

Competitive events included both written examinations and judged demonstrations in business and information technology subjects. 2015_FBLAPBL.jpgCongratulations to following students on their success:

Timm Berger, international business, Hamburg, Germany
1st place: International Business
4th place: Business Decision Making (team event with Forrest Fink)

Forrest Fink, international business, Milwaukee
1st place: Management Concepts
2nd place: Marketing Concepts
4th place: Business Decision Making (team event with Timm Berger)

Ian Hyzy, management information systems, Midlothian, Ill.
1st place: Computer Applications
1st place: Information Management
2nd place: Computer Concepts

Michael LeRoy, management information systems, Kenosha, Wis.
1st place: Computer Concepts
2nd place: Networking Concepts

Dan Pappas, business management, Franklin, Wis.
1st place: Business Decision Making (team event with Spencer Rode)

Aleah Quast, business management, Whitewater, Colo.
1st place: Macroeconomics
3rd place: Microeconomics

Spencer Rode, business management, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.
1st place: Business Decision Making (team event with Dan Pappas)
2nd place: Impromptu Speaking

Carl Saffron, management information systems, Hartland, Wis.
1st place: Cyber Security
1st place: Networking Concepts

John von Helms, mechanical engineering and business management, Ingleside, Ill.
2nd place: International Business
2nd place: Business Communication

More than 100 college students attended this year’s state conference and competitions. The nine students representing MSOE are members of the university’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter, a student organization open to all MSOE majors. Several Midwest business schools were represented at the state event including UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater. The Rader School of Business has been affiliated with FBLA/PBL since 2006. Dr. Trina Moskalik, assistant professor, is the group’s advisor.

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.

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