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Engineering red blood

Engineering red blood Seniors develop solution to blood shortages Class of 2017 According to the American Red Cross, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, which corresponds to a $1.5 billion annual market. Significant challenges exist to traditional blood donation, including limited shelf-life, difficulty storing and transferring the blood, blood type mismatches and […]

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MSOE librarian Denise Gergetz with a model kit.

Lending Library offers molecular modeling kits

When the Center for BioMolecular Modeling (CBM) was formed in the late 1990s, its mission was two-fold: first, to create physical models of molecular structures for use in science classrooms; and second, to put those models in the hands of students to enhance their learning. Under the guidance of Dr. Tim Herman, director, the first […]

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Alumnus combines love of baseball, biomechanics

When Benjamin Hansen ’11 was a student at MSOE he had two passions—biomechanics and baseball. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, the former MSOE pitcher found a way to combine those passions in his professional life, becoming the vice president and chief technology officer of Motus Global. Based in New York, Motus […]

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Women’s soccer is soaring

As undisputed NACC Champions, It’s safe to say that the MSOE women’s soccer team is currently at its pinnacle. From not having a team in 2002 to advancing to the NCAA tournament for two consecutive seasons, success did not happen overnight. Coach Rolf Zersen, a two-time NACC Coach of the Year, took over the program […]

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Drs. Barnicki and Nickel work with students at St. Joan Antida High School as part of their outreach grant.

Sweet Projects

Chocolate inspires Cross-department collaborations enhance curriculum Educators across three MSOE departments are changing the way students look at engineering – and chocolate. Dr. Cynthia Barnicki of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel of Physics and Chemistry and Dr. Katherine Wikoff of Humanities, Social Science and Communication teamed up to investigate how the study of chocolate could […]

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Sweet projects

Sweet projects Chocolate inspires seniors Class of 2016 Not many people can say they have made chocolate – but recent MSOE graduates can count themselves among the elite few. MSOE alumni Sean Van Eysden and Megan Kroll, who graduated in May of 2016 with degrees in mechanical engineering, are among the students who participated in two […]

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Layer by layer

Layer by layer Creating a prosthesis with 3D printing Brittany Ballinger’s connection to MSOE isn’t obvious. She isn’t a student or alumna; in fact, the 28-year-old Appleton-native has never stepped foot on campus and she currently lives in San Francisco. But being unable to tell what role MSOE has played in Ballinger’s life is exactly […]

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Technically speaking

Abigail Johnson and Maya George Technical Communication Class of 2017 Abigail Johnson always knew she wanted to study communication. Maya George initially pursued industrial engineering. Though their academic journeys had different starting points, both Johnson and George ended up on the same path: pursuing a degree in technical communication at MSOE. George, who grew up […]

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Bright Futures

Bright Futures Pre-college programs lead to successful careers A love of Legos and a tendency to tinker and take things apart were early signs that Greg Billetdeaux ’14, Samantha Scharles ’15 and Brian Scharles ’17 would be successful engineers. Some might say it was in their blood: the three Mukwonago natives are the progeny of […]

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International Perspective

Maysam Bantan Biomedical Engineering Class of 2017 Ever since she was a child, Maysam Bantan dreamed of studying abroad. Her parents wanted her to be a doctor, but she had her sights set on a career uncommon for females in her native Saudi Arabia: engineering. Her dream to become an engineer led her to the […]

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