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Family Friends

Family Friends Athletics The members of the MSOE women’s basketball team share a special bond and that chemistry has led to the most impressive season in program history in 2014-15. Shaylan Reardon (AS, ’17) transferred to MSOE from a larger school that had a team nearly twice the size of her new Red & White […]

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Urban Cowboys

Operation Urban Cowboy Engineering Management Compost is vital to nourishing the soil at Riverview Gardens, a 72-acre urban farm in downtown Appleton, Wis. The nonprofit’s staff often wished for a compost sifter to process organic compost on site, but they never thought it would be financially feasible. That’s where the “Grate Eight” came in. The […]

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Alumni Paths

Rokkincat Rick Allen (SE/CE ’11), Nick Gartmann (SE ’11), Josh Holtz (SE ’11) and Jason Stiebs (SE ’12) all took full-time day jobs in the software development field after their time at MSOE. Though they enjoyed the pay and most of the work they were assigned in their positions, a similar feeling among them was […]

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Voices heard

Meet SGA Jonathan Braaten and Ben Kealty, the president and vice president of MSOE’s Student Government Association (SGA), are going to go far and want to take the rest of the student body with them. They are working to leave a legacy by ensuring that the voice of the student body at MSOE is heard. SGA […]

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Fast Track to Career Success

Merle Kolbohm Mechanical Engineering Class of 2014 Merle Kolbohm ’14 isn’t daunted by unexpected twists and turns — in life, in her career and on the motocross track. In fact, the native German didn’t initially set out to study engineering or move to America. But when she started racing motorcycles at age 18, she soon […]

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Proud to serve

Dylan Shiltz Mechanical Engineering Class of 2014 As a senior, Dylan Shiltz received the SAME ROTC Award of Merit. The award was presented by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David Steindl on behalf of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) at the Tri-ROTC awards ceremony. Shiltz was part of the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training […]

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J3 Engineering Group LLC

J3 Engineering Group LLC “We always look favorably on MSOE graduates due to the great education they receive.” More than half of the engineers at J3 Engineering Group LLC are MSOE alumni. Why? “MSOE graduates have a good foundation of engineering principles, utilize Revit and have a can-do attitude,” said James Gerloff P.E., S.E.  ’00 AE, […]

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Setting New Standards

James Gerloff P.E. Architectural Engineering, Class of 2000 Structural Engineering, Class of 2004 James Gerloff is a licensed professional and structural engineer in 48 states and is helping to set the standard in his industry. As chief operating officer of J3 Engineering Group LLC (a company he founded in 2012), he oversees all aspects of […]

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Learning to lead

Patrick Gathof Industrial Engineering Class of 2014 “Don’t let things come to you, but instead go and find opportunities.” Patrick made MSOE History when he took first place at the 2014 IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineering) Expo Annual International Conference. After qualifying through the regional conference, Patrick competed against nine other students from around the […]

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Great “Detective” Work Lands Prize

Annie Weidert BioMolecular Engineering Class of 2014 For Annie Weidert, a chance meeting during an open house led to prize-winning experiences. The senior biomolecular engineering major attended an open house at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. It was there that she met Trevor Ghylin, the founder of Microbe Detectives, a start-up company focused on […]

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