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Building a Dam

Dam Design for Marwe River Civil engineering senior project aims to provide water A group of civil engineering students traveled to Tanzania as part of a senior project focused on a dam construction feasibility study. The project was initiated by senior Constantine Moshi, an international student with a special connection to Tanzania – it’s the […]

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Aquaponics Optimization

Aquaponics Optimization Students offer design and optimal operations for facility A 30,000-square-foot aquaponics operation in Kenosha, Wisconsin is closer to realizing its full potential, thanks in part to a dedicated and diverse team of senior design students. Austin Campbell, Justin Johnson, Pawan Panwar, Teresa Schneider, Michael Wiznitzer and Cassandra Wright devoted their capstone project to […]

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Building bridges

Unexpected challenges are a part of life – and almost guaranteed on the job. It’s a lesson that’s hard to teach in a classroom, but one that MSOE students were able to learn in the field by solving real life problems in real time on an Engineers Without Borders-USA bridge building project to Guatemala. A […]

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Cuban Exploration

Cuban Exploration Students experience Cuban history first hand New for the 2016-17 academic year, MSOE students had the opportunity to travel to Havana, Cuba. As a prerequisite to taking the trip, they completed a new Cuban History course taught by Dr. Michael Carriere in the Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department. During the class, students […]

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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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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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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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