September 2017




Ahoya september 2017 Newsletter

Marquette Engineer: Behind the Building Boom

The 2017 edition of Marquette Engineer, the Opus College of Engineering magazine, will hit mailboxes this week. Inside this edition, learn more about six young alumni who are behind the building boom in Milwaukee; faculty who are participating in research for the greater good; and students who are exploring ways to use their engineering skills to impact the world.

Marquette Engineer will also be available online in early October. Watch the OCOE Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as the college highlights these stories throughout the year.

Support Dean Ropella in Milwaukee’s Stars Merengue for Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School of Milwaukee will host a new annual fundraiser, Milwaukee’s Stars Merengue, its own version of Dancing with the Stars. The event will feature eight hometown stars — including Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering — who will partner with dance professionals to choreograph and perform live original routines on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Want to help Dr. Ropella secure her spot as Milwaukee’s Merengue Star? The winner will be chosen by accumulating the most votes while raising the most funds to support the mission of Cristo Rey. Votes are $10 and can be placed online; there is no limit to the number of votes individuals may place.

For those interested in sponsoring or attending the event, additional information can be found online.

Tyler Grymkoski

Opus College faculty push the comfort zone with entrepreneurially minded learning

When implementing the Biocomputing Design Lab Debate, Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, knew the assignment would push both the students — and herself — outside their comfort zones. But the result was worth it.

Read more about Dr. Gilat-Schmidt’s experience integrating entrepreneurially minded learning into her classroom in KEEN’zine: Engineering Unleashed (p. 4).


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes 2017-18 Wade Chair

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is proud to welcome Rev. Luis O. Jiménez-Rodriguez, S.J., as the 2017-18 Wade Chair. He will be teaching in the department for the fall semester and giving the Wade Lecture on Ethics. Rev. Jiménez-Rodriguez’s research interests include ethics and technology, integration of values in the engineering design process, pattern recognition and remote sensing.

Additional information on Father Jiménez-Rodriguez and the Wade Chair can be found online.

Managing director sought for new Flexible Assembly Systems Network Advanced Manufacturing Lab

The Opus College of Engineering is hiring a managing director for the new Flexible Assembly Systems Network Advanced Manufacturing Center. The position will coordinate the activities of the center, refine the center’s scope of activities, demonstrate the center’s value to current and potential members and grow the center’s membership and research funding.

For additional information or to apply, please see the official job post or contact Dr. Joseph Schimmels, Robert C. Greenheck Chair in Design and Manufacturing, director of the Flexible Assembly Systems Network Advanced Manufacturing Center, and professor of mechanical engineering.


Congratulations to the following individuals on their recent accomplishments:

Upcoming events

Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wastewater Short Course: Hosted by Dr. Patrick McNamara, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering
Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25

Undergraduate Research Poster Session: Hosted by the Opus College of Engineering Research Program Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Engineering Hall

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series: Hosted by the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Fall 2017

Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series: Hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fall 2017

Joint Bioengineering Seminar Series: Hosted by the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Fall 2017

M.E. in STEM Teaching seeking applicants

Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering and College of Education have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship to develop and implement a 14-month Master of Education degree program for new science, technology, engineering and math teachers.

Applicants to this accelerated program, which will begin in summer 2018, must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline. Applications will be available beginning in fall 2017.


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