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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.

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

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

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

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 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 23, 2013

 

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has identified the Wisconsin colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment and Milwaukee School of Engineering tops the list. Graduates from these institutions enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over a 31-year span. In compiling this list, ACO considered fully-accredited, four-year degree-granting public and private institutions, as well as their ROI according to PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report.

In June, ACO compiled a list of private universities offering a Million Dollar ROI. Alumni from these universities out-earn non-degree holders by at least one million dollars during their careers. Institutions on the list make up the top one percent of U.S. colleges as measured by return on investment (ROI). MSOE is the only university from Wisconsin on the list, and one of only five from the Midwest.

“There is great demand in our nation for STEM professionals,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, president of MSOE. “Employers value the education students receive at MSOE and that is reflected in our extremely high placement rates as well as high starting salaries. Our engineers, nurses and business students are ready to hit the ground running not only when they graduate, but also in their internships.”

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 June 28, 2013

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has released its “Million Dollar ROI” rankings for 2013, a new list of private universities whose graduates out-earn non-degree holders by at least one million dollars during their careers. Institutions on the list make up the top one percent of U.S. colleges as measured by return on investment (ROI).

“Some of today’s most recognizable universities appear on the list, despite higher tuition rates,” says ACO founder Dan Schuessler. “While ACO is dedicated to promoting affordability, these colleges provide significant value to their students. Students pay to gain the skills necessary for long-term career success.”

Each school’s return on investment figure derives from a three-tiered calculation: estimated 30-year earnings of graduates minus both projected earnings without a degree and four years of tuition and fees. Key data sources and partners leveraged for the analysis include the following:

  • NCES, the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It provides consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends.
  • IPEDS, the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S.
  • Carnegie Classification, a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.
  • Payscale.com, the premier salary data collection organization.

 

AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s “Million Dollar Alumni Club” Rankings of Private Universities:

  1. Harvey Mudd College
  2. California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
  3. Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. Stevens Institute of Technology
  6. Stanford University
  7. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  8. Claremont McKenna College
  9. Harvard University
  10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  11. Santa Clara University
  12. Dartmouth College
  13. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  14. Williams College
  15. University of Notre Dame
  16. Princeton University
  17. Babson College
  18. Carnegie Mellon University
  19. Haverford College
  20. University of Pennsylvania
  21. Manhattan College
  22. Columbia University
  23. Duke University
  24. Lehigh University
  25. Swarthmore College
  26. Illinois Institute of Technology
  27. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  28. Lafayette College
  29. Brown University
  30. Cornell University
  31. Clarkson University
  32. Kettering University
  33. Bucknell University
  34. Johns Hopkins University
  35. Touro College
  36. Rice University
  37. Washington and Lee University
  38. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  39. Tufts University
  40. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  41. Hamilton College
  42. University of the Pacific
  43. Amherst College
  44. Colgate University
  45. Drexel University
  46. Villanova University

 

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.

MSOE’s Spring 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 (pdf) | Download the Honors List (pdf)

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. 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 pleased to announce the following high school seniors have been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for four years of full tuition. To qualify for MSOE’s most prestigious scholarship, students needed a minimum 3.80 cumulative GPA and 28 or higher composite score on the ACT (1240 SAT) and be accepted for enrollment by February 1. In addition, the students attended and competed at a scholarship event.

Congratulations to all of the scholarship winners:

Andrew Anderson
Elgin, Ill.
Central High School
Industrial Engineering

Becca Keller
Waterloo, Wis.
Lake Mills High School
Industrial Engineering

Johannah Bauch
North Aurora, Ill.
Home School
Computer Engineering

Rachel Luczak
Stickney, Ill.
St. Joseph High School
Electrical Engineering

Alyssa Brehm
Homer Glen, Ill.
Lockport Township High School
Actuarial Science

Melissa Mahoney
Round Lake Heights
Lake Forest Academy
Industrial Engineering

Ashley Campbell
Rochester, Minn.
Stewartville High School
Industrial Engineering

Annalyssa Martin
Waukesha, Wis.
Waukesha West High School
Mechanical Engineering

Janelle Carreon
Greendale, Wis.
Greendale High School
Nursing

Elizabeth Paoli
Plainfield, Ill.
Plainfield North High School
Mechanical Engineering

Parichart Cecchini
Aurora, Ill.
Metea Valley High School
Industrial Engineering

Abigail Peterson
Eagan, Ill.
Eagan High School
Computer Engineering

Heather Dotson
Muskego, Wis.
Heritage Christian School
Electrical Engineering

Jordyn Reitz
Crystal Lake, Ill.
Prairie Ridge High School
Architectural Engineering

Grace Elonen
Superior, Wis.
Superior Senior High School
Mechanical Engineering

Leeta Russell
Lafarge, Wis.
Hillsboro High School
Mechanical Engineering

Meghan Essary
Davenport, Iowa
Davenport Central High School
Industrial Engineering

Teresa Schneider
Racine, Wis.
Racine Prairie High School
Civil Engineering

Eric Fulsaas
Decorah, Iowa
Decorah Senior High School
Civil Engineering

Kailey Smith
Plainfield, Ill.
Plainfield High School
Mechanical Engineering

Maya George
Milwaukee
Rufus King High School
Industrial Engineering

Krystal Sombke
Belvidere, Ill.
Lutheran High School
Industrial Engineering

Lauren Goulet
Neenah, Wis.
Hortonville High School
Mechanical Engineering

Rebecca Sondelski
Mosinee, Wis.
Mosinee High School
Mechanical Engineering

Erin Heinz
Elmhurst, Ill.
York Community High School
Software Engineering

Rebecca Spence
Arlington Heights, Ill.
Buffalo Grove High School
Computer Engineering

Lillian Horn
Brooklyn, Wis.
Albany High School
Software Engineering

Cassandra Summerfelt
Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Hoffman Estates High School
Mechanical Engineering

Lauren Hutson
Chicago
Marist High School
Electrical Engineering

Ali Vazirabad
St. Francis, Wis.
St. Francis High School
Mechanical Engineering

Marchrista Jones
Middletown, NY
Middletown High School
Computer Engineering

Kelsey Zenko
Jonsboro, Ark.
Nettleton High School
Mechanical Engineering

Karley Kasten
Watertown, Wis.
Oconomowoc High School
Mechanical Engineering

Arianna Ziemer
New Richmond, Wis.
New Richmond High School
Mechanical Engineering

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.

Thibedeau_200x300.jpgDawn Thibedeau, CPA, has been appointed the vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Milwaukee School of Engineering effective June 17. She succeeds Armund Janto, who retired after 13 years of service to the university.

Thibedeau comes to MSOE with experience in accounting and financial management in non-profit and for-profit organizations, with a 15-year focus on higher education. She most recently served as the VP of finance and CFO at Lutheran Social Services. Prior to that Thibedeau was controller at UW-Milwaukee and executive director of finance at Alverno College.

Thibedeau holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis., and is a State of Wisconsin Certified Public Accountant. She also is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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.

photo1.JPG.jpgToday, 26 girls from Butler Middle School in Waukesha, Wis., began an energetic week exploring the fun of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on projects and interacting with women in STEM careers. GE Healthcare Women’s Network and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) sponsor the learning and mentoring program, GE Girls at MSOE.

Now in its second year, the program features new applied activities such as learning about electrocardiography monitoring and neonatal technologies, and measuring blood pressure using GE Healthcare equipment in MSOE’s new Ruehlow Nursing Complex. In 2008, GE Healthcare donated medical equipment totaling $75,000 to MSOE and most of the equipment is still used by nursing students today.

“We’re pleased to be hosting our second year of GE Girls at MSOE,” said Dee Mellor, Vice President and Chief Quality Office at GE Healthcare. “It’s so satisfying to see the girls engage with the program during the week. We’re committed to make a difference and inspire young girls to explore and embrace the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Maybe they’ll even come to work at GE Healthcare someday.”

Students will be bused daily to MSOE where they will gain instruction from MSOE faculty and Waukesha Schools District teachers. The exclusive GE Healthcare curriculum includes daily activities focusing on medical technologies, physiology and biomedical engineering. Girls will have the opportunity to experiment with ultrasound and x-ray technology, use medical devices to measure their own metabolic function, and travel to Pettit National Ice Center where they will learn about friction, acceleration and the different properties of ice. Last year’s GE Girls at MSOE participants will also return for a combined Lean exercise.

Interested sixth- and seventh-graders applied this spring, and Waukesha Public School faculty selected participants. GE worked with MSOE to develop curriculum and exercises.

“We had great success last year and we are building on this momentum with new and exciting projects this year,” said Olga Imas, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at MSOE. “Through this program, we’re able to reach girls before they hit the age when many start losing interest in math and science, and nurture a lasting curiosity that will benefit them in the future.”

GE Healthcare has a long history of supporting education in the Milwaukee area through several GE Volunteer efforts including collaboration with six different Milwaukee Public Schools, Community Service Day and many mentoring efforts. In 2012, more than 4,000 GE Volunteers in Milwaukee served for more than 36,000 hours. GE Girls at MSOE is another way GE Healthcare is investing in the greater Milwaukee community. There are six GE Girls programs being held across the United States this summer.

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

About MSOE
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.

new-student-housing.jpgThe Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee today approved a resolution allowing Milwaukee School of Engineering to obtain ownership of the former Staybridge Suites building at 1150 N. Water St. in downtown Milwaukee. An anonymous donor has made this opportunity possible. The transaction is planned to close by July 6, with construction and renovation work to begin as soon as possible thereafter.

MSOE will use the building for an apartment-style residence for upperclassmen, graduate students and faculty who wish to live on campus. There will be approximately 150 units, ranging from studio apartments to 1- and 2-bedroom units. The ground floor of the building will remain as retail space, generating tax revenue for the city. The second and third floors of the building will be used for resident parking with 62 spaces. The university plans to have units available for students by the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

"We want to continue adding life to downtown Milwaukee. Our parking complex/athletic field will be completed later this summer, giving our students and visitors a place to park while they enjoy everything happening in our neighborhood," said Viets. "This new residence will be an attractive option for upperclassmen who wish to remain downtown. It will also attract graduate students, and faculty to the area. The building and its residents will be a great asset to the city."

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 June 5, 2013

For the second year in a row, MSOE is participating in the Social Madness Competition, which is sponsored by The Business Journal. In 2012 MSOE was named the Milwaukee Social Madness champion in the medium companies category in the Milwaukee market, and earned the chance to participate in the competition at the national level!

This year we are really being challenged, as we were categorized in the “large” category. We’re asking alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to connect with us socially and help us increase our following and engagement.

You can help by following and interacting with us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. We also get credit if you vote for us on the Social Madness page in the large category.

Round 1 ends June 17 and only the top eight organizations will advance to Round 2 (June 18-24). Take a moment today to  engage!

Originally published June 3, 2013

MSOE has a contract to purchase the former Staybridge Suites building at 1150 N. Water St. (corner of Juneau Ave. and Water St.). An anonymous donor has made this opportunity possible.

The university will use the building for an apartment-style residence for upperclassmen, graduate students and faculty who wish to live on campus, as well as campus visitors. There will be approximately 150 units, ranging from studio apartments to 1- and 2-bedroom units. The ground floor of the building will remain as retail space, generating tax revenue for the city.

“Due to financial turbulence, the building has been unfinished and thus vacant for a number of years, and has become an eyesore in downtown Milwaukee,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “No other developer has stepped forward with a feasible plan for this space. Limitations with the size and parking make it difficult to develop as office space, condominiums or a hotel, but it is perfect for our growing university community. Our enrollment numbers have been rising the past few years and we are on track to keep growing.”

“We want to continue adding life to downtown Milwaukee. Our parking complex/athletic field will be completed later this summer, giving our students and visitors a place to park while they enjoy everything happening in our neighborhood,” said Viets. “This new residence will be an attractive option for upperclassmen who wish to remain downtown. It will also attract graduate students, and faculty to the area. The building and its residents will be a great asset to the city.”

MSOE’s offer goes before the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee on June 13.

Once the purchase is approved, the university expects it will take 12 months to finish construction on several lower floors so students can begin moving in.

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.

Originally published May 30, 2013

Several mechanical engineering students from MSOE and Lübeck University of Applied Science (Lübeck, Germany) excelled at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) District C Student Professional Development Conference at South Dakota State University. Students who attended the conference were: John Cote ’13 and Sean Larsen ’14 from MSOE, and Lübeck students Maike Ketelhut ’13, Hendrik Michaelsen ’13, Ronny Sperlich ’16 and Mukunda Tamang ’13. MSOE has a study abroad agreement with Lübeck. Dr. Mohammad Mahinfalah, MSOE mechanical engineering professor, was the students’ advisor.

Congratulations to those students who received awards at the conference:

  • John Cote ’13 took first place in the competition and also was the best technical winner in the ASME Old Guard Oral Presentation. He won a cash prize and will be paid for his travel to compete at the international level in San Diego in November.
  • All students who attended the conference participated in an impromptu design competition and took first place.

Congratulations also to Bradley Meissner ’13 and Richard Oliphant ’13, both of MSOE, who took first and second place, respectively, in an ASME poster contest that was held outside of the conference.

Like all professionals, engineers must possess a well-developed ability to synthesize issues and communicate effectively to diverse audiences. Among the highlights of ASME’s Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) program is the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition. This competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver clear, concise and effective oral presentations, particularly pertaining to some sphere in which an engineer is or should be involved.

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students.

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.