Campers Daniel Stemper and Kristen Abram take a break from their afternoon camp activities in Engineering Hall.

Not you mother's summer camp

Twenty high school students (10 girls, 10 boys) from around the country recently descended on campus for a week of summer camp fun — minus the bonfires and bugs.  

Campers from coast to coast found their way to the Engineering Explorers camp through word of mouth, Google searches, and a blog for gifted and talented students. They were drawn to the program because of the university's academic reputation and unique opportunity to experience life as a college engineer, including living in the residence halls — a first for Marquette's high school engineering camps.

"They're getting a number of experiences that should broaden their thinking about engineering and hopefully get them thinking about Marquette," says Dr. Jon Jensen, associate dean for enrollment management, who adds that at least 36 former campers are now enrolled at the university. Learn more.

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Marquette alumna helps land Curiosity on Mars

Dr. Kathryn Weiss, Eng '01, is part of the team that brought Curiosity, the most recent Mars rover, to a safe landing on the red planet. Kathryn designed the program that shuts down and resets the rover in the event of
complications. She is currently monitoring the mission with the rest of her team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The team's work and Kathryn's contribution recently received local news coverage. (For the
latest Curiosity news and images from NASA, click here.)

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Curiosity should inspire the future

"Success of the Mars Mission could attract youths to STEM fields" Dr. Robert H. Bishop, OPUS dean of engineering, stated in a recent op-ed piece in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel. Read the complete article. Also take the opportunity to listen to an interview with Bishop on Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Minnesota CIRCLES event on October 11

Join Dr. Robert H. Bishop, OPUS Dean of the College of Engineering for casual conversation and an opportunity to connect with Twin Cities engineering alumni, parents and friends.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Minneapolis Club starting at 5:30 p.m. Click here for complete details and registration.

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Goldberg receives national education award

Jay Goldberg, clinical associate professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette University, has been awarded the Engineering Education Excellence Award by the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The award was presented to Goldberg at the 2012 NSPE Annual Meeting, recently held in San Diego. The award recognizes engineering faculty who have demonstrated the ability to link engineering education with professional practice. Recipients must be licensed professional engineers and have a faculty appointment in an engineering program accredited by ABET, which accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Learn more.

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Save the date

Mark your calendar, the Marquette University Engineering Alumni Association plans Saturday, March 2, 2013 as the date of the annual Silent Acution and Basketball Game, to be held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The Marquette Golden Eagles will meet the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Details will be coming soon. Contact Carol Winkel for more information.

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