January 2011 issue:
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine recently sat down with OPUS Dean of Engineering Dr. Robert Bishop to discuss the current state of engineering education at Marquette University. Bishop discussed the importance of the new engineering facility and how it will be used, the definition of discovery learning and what skills engineers will need in the upcoming “Creative Age”. Click here for interview video and article.
Marquette’s engineering co-op program is alive and kicking. Record numbers of students are applying for Co-op and intern positions. They are truly energized about the opportunity to work as engineers while they complete their course work. Employer feedback from student interviews is overwhelmingly positive – they report that our students’ skill sets and interview preparation are solid.
More than 230 junior and senior students currently participate in the program. Sophomores are now beginning their job searches for co-op positions starting in summer or fall of 2011 and January, 2012 and intern positions for summer 2011 and/or part-time during the 2011-2012 academic year. AFG Group, Apple, Amcon Construction & Design, Cooper Industries, Gauthier Biomedical and Titan Spine are a few of the companies which recently have increased their number of co-op and intern positions.
The Engineering Co-op Program staff and Marquette Career Services are ready to assist with job postings and interview schedules. MU Career Manager is our on-line job posting system, where all Co-op and intern jobs are posted.
We truly appreciate the responses and leads we received from our call for job opportunities in the October issue of AHOYA. Please contact Sue Michaelson, assistant dean and director of the co-op program, or Laura Lindemann, assistant chair of biomedical engineering, with any job opportunities or leads you may have.
Webster’s dictionary defines capstone as “the high point, the crowning achievement”.
The Multidisciplinary Capstone Design course, traditionally called senior design, in the College of Engineering brings a small team of senior students, often from a variety of engineering disciplines, together to solve a real-world problem. Each team has a faculty and/or industry advisor and often an industry sponsor. Project ideas come from industry, faculty and students themselves – students in an engineering co-op or intern position may bring a problem and industry mentors back to the capstone design course. Teams tackle the problem in the same way that an engineering design team in industry works to solve a problem – analyze experiment, build, test and finally present a solution.
In the next several issues of AHOYA we’ll examine the capstone design experience in more detail and provide insight into individual projects and this “high point” experience of a Marquette engineering education. Below is the first in a series of articles about current/recent capstone design projects.
The capstone design team of Marceas Warren, Jeff Midday, Cheryl Perich and Pete Schutt was one of 41 teams represented at the International Capstone Design Fair (ICDF) in Seoul, Korea, last month. Learn about their “Iron Oxide Magnetic Filtration Mechanism” project
Marceas and Dr. Vik Cariapa, co-instructor of the multidisciplinary capstone design course and associate professor of mechanical engineering, presented a poster of their work and displayed a working model of their design to a panel of judges. Marceas and his teammates won a best participation prize for their project.
Marceas Warren and the prize winning project
The College of Engineering Alumni Association invites you to its annual Silent Auction and Basketball Game on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Syracuse on National Marquette Day. Click here for detailed information and to make a reservation.
Celebrate National Marquette Day and help provide student scholarship aid for the College of Engineering. Over the years, this annual event has raised nearly $100,000 in scholarship support, helping young adults receive a transformational Marquette engineering education.
Meet College of Engineering OPUS Dean Robert Bishop as you enjoy a full brunch buffet, competitive bidding and camaraderie among engineering friends. Then head over to the Bradley Center to watch Marquette’s Golden Eagles take on a BIG EAST rival, the Syracuse Orange.
|Event presented by:|
COEAA gratefully acknowledges these additional auction sponsors:
|Boyle Fredrickson S.C.||Intren, Inc.||Kohler Company|
|STRATTECH SECURITY CORPORATION||Walbridge|
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