MSOE students recently had the opportunity to get a glimpse into potential careers when Milwaukee Tool sent about a dozen engineers (all of whom are MSOE alumni) to campus for a hands-on demonstration of their tools. Students, faculty and members of the MSOE Facilities Department interacted with Milwaukee Tool’s engineers and learned more about the engineering that went into the development and creation of the tools.

Milwaukee Tool engineers gather with faculty from MSOE’s Mechanical Engineering Department. All of these engineers are mechanical engineering alumni.

Industry partnerships are a critical part of the MSOE curriculum and a practice that is mutually beneficial: leading manufacturers have access to potential future employees and students experience real-world applications of their education.

“Milwaukee Tool is a longtime supporter of MSOE and we are continuing to increase our contributions,” said Matt Bertsch ’97, vice president of engineering – cordless NPD at Milwaukee Tool.

The company recently showed their support of the university with a donation that will both enhance the classroom experience and the campus as a whole. MSOE was the grateful recipient of nearly $15,000 worth of Milwaukee Tool products for the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Facilities Department, which allowed them to standardize their tool set and have a consistent set of batteries and devices to maintain laboratories as well as campus buildings and grounds.

MSOE students had the opportunity to pre-register with Milwaukee Tool for the MSOE Career Fair.

“This donation is a welcome addition to the tools available to our students for work on class and senior projects,” said Dr. Matthew Panhans, chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. “Not only will it help their projects, the students are benefitting from the relationship MSOE has with Milwaukee Tool.”

“We view MSOE as a strategic partner to our growth and want the facilities staff to have the best tools to do their jobs. Through our contributions to labs, SAE, ASME, IEEE, etc. we want to strengthen our brand recognition on campus as well as provide students and staff excellent tools to do their jobs and become the world’s best engineers.”

In addition, the hands-on demo served as an opportunity for students to register their information and credentials with Milwaukee Tool in advance of the MSOE Career Fair, where the company would be an exhibitor. Ninety-six students registered, and many of them were interviewed on campus after interacting with Milwaukee Tool’s recruiters at the Career Fair—several received immediate offers.

Members of MSOE’s Facilities Department.

“We considered it a huge success and are discussing future events of similar or larger scope. Milwaukee Tool has an incredible amount of opportunities for MSOE students and graduates: new product development, mechanism design, value engineering, quality, test engineering, firmware, hardware, software, App development,” said Bertsch. “Milwaukee Tool is an engineer’s paradise – we strive to employ the best and brightest while equipping them with the highest caliber of support equipment, software and staff. Milwaukee Tool has grown at over 20 percent per year since 2009 and we have aggressive plans to continue this world-class expansion. We are continuously recruiting for new team members to join us in our vision and culture.”

 

Associate Professor

Dr. Aaron Armstrong

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7361 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S259 armstrong@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor, Vice Chairperson & BSE Program Director

Dr. Cynthia Barnicki

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7461 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112D barnickc@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Senior Lecturer

Jeff Bitant

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7375 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S110 bitant@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Cook

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7385 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S128 cook@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor, Program Director, ME

Dr. Christopher Damm

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7543 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S145 damm@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Simon Dao

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7397 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S200D dao@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Mark Daugherty

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2266 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S200A daugherty@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Project Manager

Anne Deisinger

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7381 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S264 deisinger@msoe.edu
Adj Asst Prof

Richard Dykowski, JD

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2259 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S200C dykowski@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lecturer

Sara Falkiewicz

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Farrow

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2241 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S125B farroww@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Associate Professor

David Gerow

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-6764 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S258C gerow@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Douglas Grabenstetter

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7390 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112E grabenstetter@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lab Technician

Roger Hajny

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7243 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S263 hajny@msoe.edu
Lecturer

Ralph Harkins

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7366 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S258A harkins@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kevin Hart

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7355 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S229 hart@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Schedule Coordinator

Ann Herrmann

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7278 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S264 herrmann@msoe.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Randall Jackson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7590 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S125 jackson@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Richard Jungmann

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7375 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S110 jungmann@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Senior Lecturer

David Kohlmann

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7312 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S213 kohlmann@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor/Program Director

Dr. Subha Kumpaty

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7466 Walter Schroeder Library: L351 kumpaty@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor

Dr. Mohammad Mahinfalah

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7546 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S126 mahinfalah@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Instructor

Lars Maxfield

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7354 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S230 maxfield@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant to Chair

Vivian Mickelson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7375 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S110 mickelson@msoe.edu
Lecturer

Phillip Mueller

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7375 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S110 mueller@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor

Dr. Joe Musto

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7455 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S129 musto@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Associate Professor

Dr. Leah Newman

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7166 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112B newman@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor/Department Chair

Dr. Matt Panhans

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7277 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S110B panhans@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nathan Patterson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2558 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: SG30 patterson@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lab Technician

Rich Phillips

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7388 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: SG31 phillips@msoe.edu
Professor

Dr. Vincent Prantil

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7451 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S201B prantil@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Katie Reichl

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7386 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112F reichl@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor

Dr. Robert Rizza

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7377 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S125C rizza@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Luis A Rodriguez

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7393 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112A rodriguez@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Luis G Rodriguez

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7375 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S110 rodrigul@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lecturer

Mark Ryan

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2263 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S127 ryan@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lecturer

Oliver Sams

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7375 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S125 samsoc@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Associate Professor

Dr. Matt Schaefer

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7473 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S144 schaefma@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lecturer

Dr. Benjamin Schultz

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nebojsa Sebastijanovic

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7284 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112G sebastijanov@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Sevier

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2472 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112C sevier@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Lecturer

Natraj Shanker

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory Engineer

Justin Sommer

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7380 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: SG26 sommerj@msoe.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Michael Sracic

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2557 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S265B sracic@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Alexey Sverdlin

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2232 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S258D sverdlin@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Associate Professor

Michael Swedish

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7379 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: SG29A swedish@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Professor

Dennis Tronca

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7395 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S258B tronca@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Assistant Professor

Dr. Prabhakar Venkateswaran

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7250 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S147 venkateswaran@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Anand Vyas

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2319 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S261A vyas@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Associate Professor

Dr. Daniel Williams

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-2469 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S201C williamsd@msoe.edu Faculty Resume
Professor, Program Director, IE

Dr. Charlene Yauch

Department: Mechanical Engineering
(414) 277-7258 Allen Bradley Hall of Science: S112H yauch@msoe.edu Faculty Resume