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Engineering Hall:In the news - 2012

Two publications recognize Engineering Hall as top project

The first phase of Engineering Hall was recognized by two different publications as a leading project in 2011. The Daily Reporter, a magazine devoted to construction in Wisconsin, selected the project as the “Best in Show,” while the Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee recognized it as the best higher education development in southeast Wisconsin during 2011.

The Daily Reporter announced the Best in Show award at the magazine’s annual Top Projects event the first week of May. Engineering Hall shared the top honor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South building, the first time the award has been shared by two projects. Engineering Hall was selected from a group of 30 buildings completed in 2011 based on challenges the project overcame before and during construction, the benefit the completed building offered to the community and advancements the construction provided to the state’s construction industry.

The Business Journal recognized Engineering Hall in April at the publication’s annual Real Estate Awards banquet. The event honored 17 projects completed in 2011 based on the merits, financial success and the impact on the community.


in the news - 2011

Marquette's new hall is an innovative engineering lab

If 30 Marquette University engineering students bounce up and down on their classroom floor, they have no way of knowing how much stress they put on the floor beams.

Soon, that will change.

The first 115,000-square-foot phase of the school's Engineering Hall opened to students this week. By the end of the semester, students will be able to touch a plasma screen in the commons area to see the stress on the beams beneath their bouncing feet. That data will be transmitted from some of the 120 sensors welded onto beams and other locations around the building.


in the news - 2010

Engineering lab to be named for retiring dean

The Discovery Learning Lab in Marquette University’s new College of Engineering building, called the Discovery Learning Complex, will be named in honor of retiring Dean Stan Jaskolski, the university announced this week.

At a retirement reception for Jaskolski, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said Robert and Patricia Kern, who earlier had donated $15 million for the new facility, agreed that the lab should be named for Jaskolski. “Bob and Pat Kern were early partners in Stan’s vision for expanding STEM outreach between Marquette and our local schools,” Wild said. "They agree that it should be named for the man who set in motion so much excitement for our College of Engineering."


BizTimes Around Town: Marquette University groundbreaking

Marquette University broke ground on the new Discovery Learning Complex engineering facility. The five-story, 115,000-square-foot building is being constructed on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets. The new $35 million building is the first phase of a $100 million, 250,000-square-foot Discovery Learning Complex, being designed and built by Opus North Corp., is expected to be ready for occupancy by August 2011.

Lab learns to predict gas demand - Marquette training venture saves utilities millions

Wisconsin residents have something to brag about during our long, hard winters.

We can take the bitter cold better - and we don't jump to crank up the thermostat as fast as folks who live farther south.

That's the assessment of Marquette University researcher Ron Brown, who runs a business and educational venture, GasDay, serving one-fifth of the homes in the nation that heat with natural gas.

in the news - 2009

Governor Doyle announces $5 million grant for Discovery Learning Complex at Marquette

Governor Jim Doyle announced today a $5 million grant to the Wisconsin Energy Foundation to support construction of the Discovery Learning Complex at Marquette University.

“We are fortunate to have universities like Marquette that offer an outstanding engineering education and are committed to preparing students for the challenges – and opportunities – of the 21st century,” Doyle said. “This project will help retain hundreds of jobs in Wisconsin, and prepare future generations to be leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Marquette moving ahead on new College of Engineering facility

Marquette University's board of trustees on Thursday approved moving ahead on the first phase of a $100 million College of Engineering facility.

The school plans to break ground on a five-story, 100,000-square-foot building - the first of two buildings - in spring and begin occupying it in August 2011. The building will be on the campus at the southwest corner of W. Wisconsin Ave. and N. 16th St.

Marquette approves $100M engineering facility

Marquette University is moving ahead with the first phase of a new, $100 million College of Engineering facility.

The board of trustees gave approval Thursday. The first phase will include construction of a five-story, 100,000-square-foot building complete with research and teaching laboratories. It will include a two-story engineering materials and structural testing laboratory.

Marquette President Robert A. Wild says the university expects to break ground in spring 2010, with occupancy by August 2011.

Project Lead the Way's huge expansion includes Milwaukee area schools

Weeks in a high school can seem like years, considering all the material students have to cover before they graduate.

So the two weeks devoted to projects such as golf-ball catapults and Popsicle-stick bridges in the freshman-level pre-engineering class at Milwaukee's Riverside University High School have to show a payoff.

Universities, industry form Midwest energy research center

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University and several regional companies have formed an energy technology and research center, it was announced Wednesday.

The Southeastern Wisconsin Energy Technology Research Center, which will be administered out of UWM, brings together regional resources to establish a national center that will develop high-potential research in the energy field, attracting large-scale funding and leading state-of-the-art technology that can foster economic growth, the institutions said in a press release.

Firms push electrical engineering

Five Milwaukee-area companies will join with Marquette University to promote the electrical engineering trade to high school students in an effort to combat a shortage in the field.

Waukesha Electric, We Energies in Milwaukee, Veolia Water North America in Milwaukee, Johnson Controls Inc. of Glendale and S&C Electric Co. in Franklin will spend the day with 24 high school juniors and seniors Aug. 10-14 to give them a hands-on perspective of electrical engineering.

Marquette wins $900,000 grant to train teachers in science, engineering, math

Marquette University has won a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to recruit and educate 24 students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math - an academic grouping known as STEM - to become K-12 math and science teachers.

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides funds to colleges and universities to pay for scholarships, stipends and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors who commit to teaching math and science in high-need school districts.

California couple gives $5 million to MU engineering school

A California couple has pledged $5 million to endow a chair at Marquette University's engineering school.

The Thomas H. and Suzanne M. Werner Chair in Secure and Renewable Energy Systems will lead a multidisciplinary research cluster of four to six faculty members and develop an advanced curriculum, said Stan Jaskolski, Marquette's dean of engineering.

Science education group retools

After years of decline, Engineers & Scientists of Milwaukee was an organization in need of re-engineering.

Membership in the 104-year-old society had fallen to about 300 from a peak of about 1,800 in the late 1960s.

Remnants of headier days lived on in events like the group's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and its sySTEM Now! Conference, but it clearly needed an overhaul.

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