April 2011 issue:
Join us for the opening of Phase I of the new home of the College of Engineering: a living laboratory for discovery learning.
October 7, 2011, 3 p.m. Mark your calendars now…details coming soon!
Construction of the new home for the College of Engineering continues on schedule. Keep up with the construction progress online.
The entire building is a learning lab. It has exposed structural elements, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems that will allow students and visitors to see the building systems and sensors. Computer displays will provide live information about the building energy consumption, water usage and forces on the building structure itself. Glass walls along building corridors will allow natural light to filter through the building while creating an opportunity to see engineering in progress. An outdoor teaching lab on the high bay roof will include photovoltaic panels and green roof systems.
We asked you, our alumni and friends, to identify and honor the college’s most distinguished alumni, the Luminaries who have transformed technology, industry, education, and everyday life with their innovations, accomplishments and leadership. A selection committee comprised of ten alumni, faculty, and staff was charged with the difficult task of selecting the Luminaries of Marquette Engineering from a pool of more than 300 illustrious nominations. Following much deliberation, nearly 40 individuals were selected. Click here to view the Luminaries of Marquette Engineering.
February 27, 2011 was a red-letter day for the college’s eLIMO team. After almost 4 years of hard work from at least 40 different students and a number of Marquette University faculty members; help from MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College), MUSG (Marquette University Student Government), National Wildlife Federation, Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence and Wisconsin Clean Cities the eLIMO now runs on its own using battery power. The e-LIMO was also displayed at the recent Green Energy Summit held at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee.
Go to the eLIMO website to watch a video of the first run on battery power and to read all of the exciting details.
More information is available online on capstone design projects. This is the fourth in a series of articles about current/recent capstone design projects.
Dr. Tom Wenzel, chair and associate professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental engineering, has announced his retirement as of June 30, 2011. See a future issue of AHOYA for more information on Dr. Wenzel’s retirement.
Dr. Chris Foley, professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental engineering, will be the next department chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering beginning July 1, 2011.
Best wishes to Drs. Wenzel and Foley.
Dr. Tom Wenzel
Dr. Chris Foley
Dr. Philip Voglewede, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, received the 2011 Rising Star Award from the Marquette chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research honor society. The award recognizes long-term research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics that has promise to have a significant impact on the discipline in which it is conducted. Learn about Voglewede’s research on the frontier of artificial limb development.
Dr. Philip Voglewede
Engineering’s annual scholarship competition and open house, held late last month, broke all previous attendance records. 515 students accepted for admission to the College of Engineering in fall 2011 took the scholarship exam. More than 200 parents learned more about a Marquette education at a traditional Wisconsin fish fry with college and university faculty, staff and administrators.
After the exam the college opened its doors to the accepted students and their families and prospective students and families. Current students, faculty and staff hosted this open house complete with opportunities to tour labs and the college; have questions answered; and to get insight into what it's like to be a Marquette engineering student. Approximately 1,500 guests attended the open house event.
Anaerobic Co-Digestion for Increased Renewable Energy, a paper by Navaratnam Navaneethan, doctoral student in Civil, Construction and Environmental engineering; Peter Topczewski, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; Scott Royer, Veolia Water Milwaukee, LLC; and Dr. Dan Zitomer, professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental engineering received the 2011 Radebaugh Award from Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA). The Gus J. Radebaugh award is presented to the author or authors of the technical paper that was judged to be the best presentation at the previous year's annual meeting. This award was first presented in 1937.
Dr. Brian Schmit, associate professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the Falk Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center, has been promoted to professor of biomedical engineering effective in the fall 2011 semester.
Dr. Brian Schmit
Some of the unique challenges affecting students of color, differing sexual orientations, and other historically underrepresented populations are: invisibility; environments and behaviors that promote biases; lack of role models, mentors; isolation; depression and anxiety; culture shock; hate crimes, bias incidents; and stress.
Diversity Advocates are administrators, faculty and staff on campus who provide mentoring and support to these students. Each advocate has attended a voluntary training seminar, has resource information available, and has pledged to promote an inclusive campus and to provide mentoring and support to multicultural students. Advocates can be identified by the Diversity Advocate placard in or near their offices or residence hall rooms.
Dr. Dean Jeutter, professor of biomedical engineering, is an Advocate from the College of Engineering. Please contact him by e-mail or by phone at 414-288-5575. Click here for more information on this program.
A new Marquette website, marquette.edu/social, conveniently locates in one place all of the university’s social media feeds.
The new site includes status updates, video, photos and more from Marquette on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Foursquare and LinkedIn.
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