UW-Platteville College of EMS 2021 annual report

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C O L LE G E OF ENGINEERING, M AT H E MATICS AND SCIENCE 2021 Annual Report

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINPLATTEVILLE


MISSION The mission of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is to provide an accessible, hands-on, and affordable education for engineering, mathematics, and science students; and to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to contribute to the societal well-being and economic development of the state of Wisconsin, tri-state region, nation, and world.

VISION The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be the institution of choice in Wisconsin and the tri-state region for students and employers in engineering, mathematics, and science.

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IN TH IS ISSU E 4

Letter from the dean

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Academic departments

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Learn by doing

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Engineering, mathematics, and science facilities

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College expenditures and fundraising

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What we do

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Who we serve

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Impact

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On the Cover: Katie Koenig ’20, mechanical engineering, hits all the marks of a successful academic career at UW-Platteville College of EMS. “I chose to come to UW-Platteville because it was far cheaper than UW-Madison for the same quality of education. UW-Platteville gave me really good hands-on experience in small class sizes that allowed me to learn so much more than I would have in a large lecture setting. It also allowed me to graduate on time and have educational experiences, including study abroad. I learned more about power generation and what ‘real life’ engineers do from [my co-op experience] than I ever could have in a classroom, and it really launched my career in the right direction.”

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DEAR FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE, Welcome to our first ever annual report for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

been able to accomplish. I am looking forward to improving and strengthening our college in 2022 and beyond.

I am excited to share with you the accomplishments we’ve had over the 2020–21 academic year. As we reflected on who we are as a college and who we would like to be, it is important to begin compiling and sharing our numbers and data with those involved with the college. This annual report is designed to be a visual representation of what we are doing as well to measure our impact. I hope you are as inspired by this information as I am.

Because this is a new endeavor, I would love to hear your reactions to this report. We want this annual report to benefit you as much as it benefits us as a college. Do you have any suggestions for improvement? Is there any information missing? What can we do to make this annual report serve both of our needs? Please email me at emsdeansoffice@uwplatt.edu with your feedback and suggestions.

As you browse through our annual report, you will see the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff. You also will see the impact of donations made by our alumni, corporate partners, and friends of the college. These actions have led to an increase in retention of our students and record numbers for fundraising. We can’t wait to see what’s next for us.

Please join me in celebrating the College of EMS, and here’s looking forward to another great year.

I believe that if you don’t measure something, you can’t improve it. This annual report gives us the opportunity to measure where we are and look for ways to improve what we are doing. Despite a challenging last year, I am proud of what our students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college have

Philip J Parker, Ph.D., PE Acting Dean and Professor College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

ACCREDITATIONS

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ABET

American Chemical Society

ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, peer-review body that ensures educational programs meet established standards of quality, accrediting programs, not institutions. University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering Bachelor of Science degree programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org include: civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is officially evaluated and certified by the American Chemical Society. Certification provides a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve program quality. In most states, graduation from a certified program is necessary to obtain professional registration or licensure. For more information, visit www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html.

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K EEN

ENGINEERING UNLEASHED The mission of Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network is to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work. (engineeringunleashed.com/ about). KEEN is a partnership of more than 2,500 engineering faculty and staff representing more than 45 colleges and universities across the United States­—all dedicated to moving beyond mastery of technical skills by advancing entrepreneurially minded learning through the three Cs:

Curiosity Connections Creating value The College of EMS invested over two years of work in a rigorous application process to earn the high honor of an invitation to apply to be a partner of this highly coveted organization in 2020. Since then, Three faculty members were invited to apply to be KEEN fellows Responded to two grant RFPs Chosen as one of two groups to develop our idea

Higher Learning Commission The Higher Learning Commission process of institutional accreditation includes annual oversight for compliance with state and federal government regulations and regular peer review, including an on-site evaluation. The peer review evaluates all aspects of the institution, including governance, business affairs, student affairs, teaching resources, and student learning. On-site review occurs in 10-year cycles. The most recent review occurred Oct. 24-25, 2016.

Invited to submit an institutional grant to find development for new leaders in KEEN at UW-Platteville

engineeringunleashed.com Dr. A.I. Ranen McLanahan, Associate Professor of mechanical engineering, is one of only 20 faculty across the nation selected as KEEN Community Catalysts.

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CO LL EG E O F E MATHE MAT I C S

The College of EMS offers Bachelor of Science degrees in seven engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET along with degrees in mathematics, chemistry, computer science, cybersecutity, data science, and sustainabili and renewable energy systems.

C OLLE G E O F E M S A C A DEM I C D E PA RT M E N T S CHEMISTRY CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING ENGINEERING PHYSICS MATHEMATICS MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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E N G INEE R I N G , AN D S C IEN CE

ity

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LEARN BY

DOING The College of EMS emphasizes hands-on, practical application of theories learned in the classroom through laboratory experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, placement in co-ops and internships, community engagement projects, and over two dozen professional clubs and organizations. The College of EMS degrees prepare students for careers in growing, high-demand industries.

MOVING STUDENTS TOWARD SUCCESS

Hands-on experience

Practical application of theories learned in the classroom

Undergraduate research

Order of the Engineer is a national professional organization created to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Members of the Order take an oath and wear a stainless-steel ring on the pinky finger of their dominant hand to remind them of their ethical obligation to the profession. More information can be found at www.order-of-the-engineer.org. One of the seminal Order of the Engineer institutions, UW-Platteville, Link 11, was established as an Order institution on May 22, 1975. This spring, three faculty, one M.S., and 63 B.S. students were inducted.

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Internships and co-ops

Community engagement

Professional clubs and organizations

Sesquicentennial Hall pavers Commemorate your support of undergraduate research with a personalized Sesquicentennial Hall paver stone. Each sponsorship will directly support undergraduate research at UW-Platteville. Three sizes are available: 7-inches by 14-inches – 3 lines, 14 characters each 14-inches by 14-inches – 6 lines, 14 characters each 14-inches by 21-inches – 6 lines, 20 characters each

For more information, visit www.uwplatt.edu/sqh-paver.

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E NG INEER ING , MATH EMATICS, A ND S C I Ullrich Hall

• Built 1916 | Renovated 2005 • Houses laboratories, classrooms, and offices for accounting, business, computer science and software engineering • Named after Fred Ullrich, biological sciences instructor in 1914 and agriculture school director

Boebel Hall

• Built 1976 | Renovated 2021 • Houses laboratories, preparation and support space, classrooms, and research space for biology, environmental sciences and society, and chemistry • Named after Leo Boebel, dean of Arts and Sciences

Gardner Hall

• Built 1961 • Houses offices for mathematics, biology, and social sciences and the Math Learning Center • Named after Bee A. Gardner, school librarian from 1893–1937

Ottensman Hall

• Built 1966 | Addition 1985 • Houses offices, classrooms, and laboratory space for all seven engineering programs, chemistry, and physics, and study spaces such as CenterPOINT • Named after C.W. Ottensman, dean of the School of Engineering (1963–66)

Busby Hall of Engineering

• Built 2008 • Houses offices and classrooms for engineering • Named in honor of Edward Busby, former College of Engineering dean (1966–88)

Sesquicentennial Hall

• Scheduled completion 2022 • Houses classrooms, Huff Family Innovation Center, accessible green roof, and laboratories for interdisciplinary engineering and computer science

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IEN C E FACIL IT IES HISTO RY O F EMS Over 100 years of hands-on learning and engagement, especially in STEM programs.

1866

Platteville State Normal School was founded as the first state teacher preparation institution in Wisconsin

1908–15

Wisconsin Mining Trade School established to train specialized technicians to work in local mining operations

1915–39

Wisconsin Mining School became the first school in the United States to offer a three-year degree of study in mining engineering

1939–59

Wisconsin Institute of Technology established

1959–66

Wisconsin State College and Institute of Technology at Platteville established

1964–71

Wisconsin State University-Platteville, Division of Technology became the School of Engineering

1966

Ottensman Centennial Hall of Engineering-Science opened, coinciding with Platteville State Normal School 100-year anniversary

1976

School of Engineering became the College of Engineering

1971

University of Wisconsin-Platteville established

1994

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science established

2016

University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrates its 150-year anniversary

Today

Sesquicentennial Hall is on its way

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$771,806.81

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

$976,931 $901,587 $810,443 $676,201

Electrical Engineering Chemistry Computer Science Physics

$894,533.14

$820,306.45

$115,168

Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems

$23,000

$143,545

Student Success Programs

Summer Session

$158,895

$202,731

Capital

Lab Operations

$445,220

$1,124,199

Dean's Office

Industrial Engineering

$1,295,924

Civil and Environmental Engineering

$571,163

$1,587,755

Mathematics

Distance Programs

$1,783,582

Mechanical Engineering

C OLLEGE EX PE N D ITU R ES AN D F UND R A Financials

Total = $10,816,342

Research expenditures

$839,574.70


IS I N G Notable donations $25,000

Dale Dixon Chair Fund

$25,000

Engineering, Mathematics and Science Development Fund

$25,000

Civil and Environmental Engineering Development Fund

$30,000

Tom Scanlan and Joe Clifton Computer Science and Software Engineering Scholarship Fund

$39,139

Mary Robinson Wagner Scholarship Fund

$50,000

Ron Meissen Sustainability Fund

$52,800

Presto Foundation Engineering Scholarship Fund

$56,038

Carl Veit Scholarship Fund

$237,170

Huff Family Innovation Center Fund

$1,000,000

Beth and Gary Goldberg Scholarship

Annual donations Total raised

Funds supported

2017

$932,628

82

2018

$698,392

101

2019

$789,743

108

2020

$787,447

109

2021

$2,116,055

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New funds established in Fiscal Year 21 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition Project Fund Beth and Gary Goldberg Scholarship David and Lillian Aide Chemistry Scholarship Dylan LaMere Memorial Scholarship Huff Family Innovation Center Fund Jerry Gunderson Small High School Scholarship Source: UW-Platteville Financial Services

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WHAT W E D O UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Programs Chemistry Standard Chemistry ACS Certified Civil Engineering  Computer Science Cybersecurity Data Science Electrical Engineering 

Engineering Physics  Environmental Engineering  Industrial Engineering  Mathematics Mechanical Engineering  Software Engineering  Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems

Indicates a University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering Bachelor of Science degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Enrollment

Enrollment numbers are 10th day enrollment for the fall terms of the academic years listed. Values for the current academic year represent totals up to the date of the last update. Source: Office of Institutional Research

Degree program

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

2020–21

Civil Engineering

432

448

475

453

478

Electrical Engineering

431

418

404

388

361

Environmental Engineering

126

143

148

134

121

Mathematics

66

54

55

54

57

Software Engineering

200

191

232

236

203

General Engineering*

636

325

164

122

67

Chemistry

119

110

108

90

78

Computer Science

166

163

173

178

176

Engineering Physics

159

147

120

130

112

Industrial Engineering

171

172

178

169

137

1,164

1,137

1,201

1,091

1,080

Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems

49

44

48

53

54

Undecided Math and Science

17

30

22

8

18

3,736

3,382

3,328

3,106

2,942

Mechanical Engineering

Total

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First- to second-year retention percentages 86.77 84.59

84.45

2015–16

2016–17

85.13

84.58

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

Source: Office of Institutional Research

Degrees conferred

Graduation numbers are the total degree conferrals that occurred in the Fall and Spring semesters of the listed academic years, as well as the Summer term preceding the academic year. Values for the current academic year represent totals up to the date of the last update. Source: Office of Institutional Research

Degree Program

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

2020–21

Chemistry

21

12

18

26

13

Civil Engineering

83

69

94

83

96

Computer Science

29

37

31

28

41

Electrical Engineering

66

59

53

66

61

Engineering Physics

26

25

24

30

21

Environmental Engineering

15

23

27

26

25

Industrial Engineering

42

41

34

54

49

Mathematics

18

14

10

9

12

Mechanical Engineering

187

193

219

189

197

Software Engineering

30

31

34

51

41

Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems

14

12

12

13

14

Total

526

513

553

570

561

* In 2018 and 2019 engineering programs changed to direct admission and students in this category after 2019 are largely engineering undecided.

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UW-PLATTEVILLE ENGINEERING PARTNERSHIPS Students from anywhere in the state of Wisconsin can earn ABET-accredited mechanical and electrical engineering degrees through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships. Unique hybrid delivery includes faceto-face and online courses, along with hands-on lab experiences—all designed for working adults and students unable to move to Platteville. Partners

360

UW-PEP students have graduated and earned their UW-Platteville Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering

Partner campus enrollment UW Oshkosh Fox Cities

86

Madison Area Technical College

42

UW-Green Bay Sheboygan

36

UW-Whitewater Rock County

32

UW-Milwaukee Washington County

20

UW-Stevens Point Wausau

14

UW-Milwaukee Waukesha

11

UW-Green Bay Manitowoc

5

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

3

UW-Stevens Point Marshfield

3

Out-of-state

4

UW-La Crosse

1

UW-Green Bay Marinette

2

UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac

1

Carroll University

1

Edgewood College (in development)

0

Total 16

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

130

UW-Green BayMarinette

UW-Stevens Point Wausau UW-Stevens Point Marshfield UW Oshkosh Fox Cities UW-La Crosse

UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Madison Area Technical College UW-Platteville

UW-Green Bay Manitowoc UW-Green Bay Sheboygan UW-Milwaukee Washington County UW-Milwaukee Waukesha Carroll University

UW-Whitewater Rock County

Source: UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships Program, July 2021


EDUCATION ABROAD Programs specific to college majors are in Italy, Germany, Sweden, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Peru, Australia, Fiji, Turkey, Ghana, and Korea. There are 400 different programs abroad, including study abroad, exchange, student teaching, internships, service learning and volunteering, and research. Programs range in duration from two weeks to one year. Students are able to go abroad for a semester, an academic or calendar year, or over the spring, winter, and summer breaks on a shortterm program, and earn credit toward their degree.

STUDENT RESEARCH During the 2020–21 academic year, 61 students participated in undergraduate research projects with 28 faculty mentors. Eighteen of those were funded by Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity scholarships.

These competitive $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students interested in exploring an area of academic interest in greater depth outside of their regular classes. Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Justine Horst, electrical engineering, had “STEM Code Using Drones” paper published for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Integrated STEM Education Conference.

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2021 Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Scholarship recipients

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Scholarship recipient

Faculty mentor

Research topic

Steve Ball IV

Dr. Hal Evensen

Long range detection of vibrations using a two dimensional position sensitive detector

Eliot Driessen

Dr. Hal Evensen

Fabrication of a carbon nanotube VFET to improve computer functionality

Zachary Hebert

Dr. Edoardo Rubino

High-resolution optical displacement sensors for material characterization

Ryan Herken

Dr. Pamela Tas

Small scale wind for residential applications

Kade Kemp

Dr. John Obielodan

Characterization of anodized layer thickness of an anodizing pen on aluminum 6061

Derick King

Dr. Bo Yu

Directional rumble strips

Emilee Klaas

Dr. Mehdi Roopaei

Women in AI

Gino Kounelis

Dr. Danny Xiao

Microscopic analysis of WI concrete and effects of anti-icing

Devon Lee

Dr. Hal Evensen

Fabrication of a carbon nanotube VFET to improve computer functionality

Evan Muchenberger

Dr. Bo Yu

Directional rumble strips

Dylan Notsch

Dr. Danny Xiao

Microscopic analysis of WI concrete and effects of anti-icing

Jenna Springer

Dr. Gretchen Bohnhoff

Engineering geological materials for environmental protection

Kyle Vance

Dr. Philip Parker

Building waste tracking: smart dumpster

Jack Wagner

Dr. Anne-Marie Lerner

Calculating and modeling the spring and damping coefficients of suspension systems in off-road applications

Mehrubon Yunosov

Dr. Jodi Prosise

Shredder for recycling plastic

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COLLEGE OF EMS STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAMS CenterPOINT

Women in STEM Program

The College of EMS Center for Projects, Opportunities, Instruction, Networking and Teamwork is a space designed to support student academic success. Students can meet and work on group projects, study between classes, meet with a tutor or professor, learn about upcoming events and programs, and more.

The Women in STEM Program educates and engages students, parents, and educators on gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields to create a more diverse, competitive, and balanced workforce. Women in STEM programming creates a supportive community where women prosper. To learn morea about the women in STEM Program, go to www.uwplatt.edu/department/women-stem-program

Advising and coaching Academic advisors and coaches are available to assist students with many academic topics. Depending upon the student’s academic status, an advisor in Academic Support Programs or a faculty advisor in the college is assigned. The advisor can assist students with advance registration, degree progress checks, academic planning, course and major selection, career and internship exploration, academic coaching, success skills (like time management and test taking skills), and locating and using campus resources. They can also help students transition to college by sharing appropriate campus resources.

30 years 10,000+ Over 650

Recruiting and retaining women in STEM Women who have explored and are participating in STEM careers Participants in our grade five-12 outreach programs every year

92%

First- to second-year year retention rate of women engineers on campus

All 3

UW-Platteville academic colleges served through program expansion

Rkia Talbi, mechanical engineering, received the 2020 Alliant Energy Errol B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award in honor of her outstanding scholarship and community service and was named most valuable interview at Internship Draft Day.

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WHO W E SERVE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS EMS graduates

600 300 0

536

2016–17

557

571

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

327

326

503

562

2020–21

First generation students

400 386

200 0

240

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

222

230

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

213

2020–21

Underrepresented students

230

230

218

115 0

2016–17

2019–20

206

2020–21

Source: Office of Institutional Research

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FINANCIAL AID

208

EMS scholarships distributed

(source: UW-Platteville Foundation)

57%

EMS students received College of EMS scholarships

$15,839,591

Total financial aid distributed to College of EMS students for 2020–21

Scholarship aid

$2,946,917

Loans, grants, and federal work study aid 230

Number of EMS students impacted

Average amount of financial aid per student

2,500

Financial aid recipients

2,080

2,000

Scholarship recipients

1,189

1,500

$12,892,674

$7,615 per student

1,000 500 0

$2,478 Are you interested in starting a scholarship or contributing to an existing one?

per scholarship recipient

Contact the UW-Platteville Foundation at foundation@uwplatt. edu or 800.897.2586. www.uwplatt.edu/scholarships

Source: Financial Aid Office

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Student organizations

1,611

College of EMS students involved in campus student organizations

Source: Pioneer Involvement Center

National student organizations

Local student organizations

American Concrete Institute

Alchemists Club

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Drone Club

American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Bridge Team

Game Development Club

American Society of Civil Engineers

Math Club

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Math Modeling Club

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Pioneer Maker Club

Associated General Contractors of America

Pioneer Performance Engineering

Association for Computing Machinery

Pioneer Rocketry Club

Association for Computing Machinery – Women

Platteville Society of Environmental Engineers

Engineers Without Borders

Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers

FIRST Robotics

Honor Societies

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Alpha Pi Mu

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

Chi Epsilon

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Eta Kappa Nu

Society of Automotive Engineers

Pi Mu Epsilon

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Pi Tau Sigma

Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

Jesse Ward, civil engineering, won ASCE Wisconsin Section Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Award.

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Current “eligible to enroll” students

276

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Programs

Enrollment trends

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Master of Science in Engineering with four emphases: • Engineering Design • Applications of Engineering Management • Control Systems • Structural/Geotechnical Engineering

Students can fast track their education wi 2%

Graduates by academic year

27%

71%

Students of Color Demographics 71

Unknown

Average age of graduates of Master of Science in Engineering program

20

2 Students of Color

Unknown

Four Different Emphasis Ar 35 Engineering Design years old Applications of Engineering Ma Male Female Control Systems Structural & Geotechnical Eng 80

27

White

White

Engineering Certificates: Engineering Design, Engineering Christopher Jefferson, M.S. in Engineering, made history as the most junior officer in Managemen the NASA’s history to become mission director with NROL-129. Engineering, or Structural/Geotechnical Eng Chris Yerges, M.S. in Engineering, and his Front Row Motorsports team provided an engineering basis for Daytona 500 NASCAR winner Michael McDowell. College of EMS

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS Internships Internships are optional summer positions related to the student’s major field of study. The typical duration is about three months, and students may opt in to obtain credit for their academic work. 400 hours of work are required, in a fulltime program. Based on the First Destination Survey from graduating students, nearly 94% of our graduates participate in experiential education, which includes internships, co-ops, student teaching, and more. Summer 2020 internships • Mechanical Engineering • Software Engineering

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Hannah Exner, mechanical engineering, interned with Thermo King, a Trane Technologies brand. Exner assisted Trane Technologies with their pledge to reduce customers’ carbon footprint reduction by one gigaton of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Exner accepted an employment offer with Trane Technologies at their Pueblo, Colorado, location.

Cooperative Education Programs

Student Teaching

Co-ops combine classroom learning with on-the-job experience. The time frame for a co-op is one semester plus a summer session spent in full-time employment with a private industry or governmental agency and requires 800 hours of work in a full-time position. Co-ops are optional credit bearing, and some majors count credits toward technical electives.

One of the most important phases of preparation for a teacher’s professional career is the student teaching experience. Candidates serve a dual role as both student and teacher in classroom instructional settings and reflect upon those experiences with their university supervisor and cooperating teacher as they share instructional responsibilities in and out of the classroom in progressively increasing amounts. This holistic approach allows candidates to grow through direct experience with all the challenging and rewarding aspects of working in the school environment.

Co-ops • Fall 2020 • Spring 2021

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Source for internships and co-op students: College of EMS Engineering Cooperative Education

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Senior Design

“REAL PROJECTS, REAL PEOPLE, REAL SOLUTIONS.” The Senior Design program pairs student groups with industry and community partners to work on real-time projects to solve a problem or create a new product. Student teams apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their undergraduate studies to develop innovative solutions that adhere to engineering standards as well as problem constraints. With guidance from engaged corporate and community partners and faculty advisors, students explore

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all aspects of problem solving or product development: analysis, synthesis, project and time management, engineering ethics, communication, product safety and liability, copyrights and patents, economics, creativity, and robust engineering. Projects require a significant design component and analysis of the problem, and preferably hands-on tests, experiments, and prototyping.

Projects from the engineering disciplines including civil, environmental, electrical, physics, industrial, mechanical and software, areas of computer science, and sustainability and renewable energy systems

Over

312 students participated

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Industry partners

Industry sponsors including AVISTA Incorporated, Ayres Associates, Ctech Manufacturing, Eck Industries, Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Oshkosh Corporation, Realityworks, Seats Incorporated, Spectrum Brands Inc., Sub-Zero Wolf Cove, Toro Co., Trane Technologies, Village of Potosi, Vortex Optics, and Weasler Engineering Inc.

Collaborative Framework

Shared Lectures

Project teams are paired with a faculty mentor in their discipline. This allows projects to be paired with the right people and have more faculty involved.

Faculty Mentors

Interdisciplinary Projects

Students interact with other disciplines during lecture as they learn about project management and other professional skills

Interdisciplinary projects are much easier to place and execute since faculty and students are in the same format. All students can bid on interdisciplinary projects to match their interests. College of EMS

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Engineering Seminar Series The College of EMS brings real-world engineering projects to students, faculty, and the public through the EMS Engineering Seminar Series. Free and open to the public, the series highlights engineering projects and insights from top experts in the field.

1 Goal

to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and contribute wisely in a diverse global community

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presentations

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sponsorships

843

Source: Dr. Danny Xiao, Assistant Professor for civil engineering and event organizer

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attendees

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Industry Advisory Boards Each college department works with a dedicated Advisory Board comprised of industry partners who provide input that helps to shape our courses. This ensures our students are equipped to meet current and future needs of industry.

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Advisory Boards with members representing companies

Companies represented on Industry Advisory Boards 3M Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate Alliance Laundry System Alliant Energy Allsteel Amazon American Transmission Co. American Transmission Company LLC Anderson Window & Door API Healthcare Arendt Safety and Fire Consulting AVISTA Incorporated Avista Inc. BCI Burke Black&Vetch Bradley University Cardinal Glass Industries Caterpillar Caterpillar Inc. City of Dubuque CLEARResult CNH Industrial Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Collins Aerospace Commodites Cummins Emissions Solutions Cybertrol Engineering Dairyland Power Cooperative Danfoss Dassault Systems Delta 3 Engineering Dematic

Director of Technology Services for University of Wisconsin - Extension Dodgeville Schools Eagle Point Solar Eagle Point Solar Eau Claire County Hwy Epic ESP Extreme Engineering Solutions Farmer’s Business Network Inc. FarWell Project Advisors LLC Franklin Energy GDS Associates Inc Golden Ind. Ref. Green Coulee Consulting LLC Greenheck Hamilton Sundstrand Hamilton Sundstrand Henderson Products HNTB i3 Product Development IIW P.C. Ingersoll Rand - Trane Invenergy ITC Midwest Jacobs Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. JBS USA Jewell Jo-Carroll Engery John Deere John Deere Johnson Contols JP Cullen Keysight Technologies Kimberly-Clark KJWW Engineering Consultants Klauer Manufactoring Co. Kohler Co. Kraemer North America Logistics - Hirschbach Madison College - Math instructor Madison College STEM Center Madison Gas & Electric Co. McFarland High School McKinstry Mead & Hunt Milwaukee Tool Minarik Drives Motorola Moxe Health MSA Professional Services Inc. National Mississippi River Museum Nine Dragons Paper Holdings Limited Northwestern Mutual Oshkosh Corporation Pierce Mfg

Pilgrim’s Pride Platteville Schools Plexus Plexus Neenah Design Center PowerWorld Corporation R. A. Smith National Inc. Ramboll Real Time Utility Engineers Realtime Utility Engineers Renew Wisconsin RenewAire Rite-Hite Rockwell Collins Rockwell International Sargent & Lundy Sauk Prairie Healthcare Seats Inc. SECURA Insurance Slipstream Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board Inc. Spectrum Brands Inc. Standard Imaging Inc. Stateline Solar LLC Strand Associates Inc. Sub-Zero Group Inc. Subzero-Wolf Sunvest Solar Inc. TDS Terra Engineering & Construction Corporation The Toro Company Tormach Trachte Building System Inc. Trane Inc. Trane Technologies TransDigm Group TRC Companies Inc. University of Wisconsin-Platteville Upper 90 Energy USGS - Middleton Office Utility Lines Construction Services Inc. UTSA Professor-Business/Information Systems UW Credit Union Verona Electric Vortex Optics Vortex Optics We Energies Westwood Professional Services Wisconsin Concrete Paving Association Wisconsin Department of Transportation Wisconsin Geological Survey Wisconsin Public Service Wisconsin Public Service Corporation WPPI Energy

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COMMUNITY STEMStart Early College Credit Program

EMS Ambassadors Program

Offering three engineering credits, two credits for Engineering Graphics (1320), and one credit for Introduction to Engineering Projects (1030), the program allows students to:

EMS Ambassadors are current UW-Platteville students who are pursuing degrees in STEM fields. The ambassadors strive to introduce youth in grades K-12 to the exciting and world-changing fields of STEM. They assist with K-12 outreach events on the UW-Platteville campus and travel to support community STEM events or to conduct special sessions or workshops.

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Gain an understanding of engineering Experience investigations in several engineering fields Work with college professors of engineering Do hands-on explorations in [their own school] with [their own teacher] Become familiar with UW-Platteville practices, courses, and requirements Gain up to three transcripted UW-Platteville credits Work with other students interested in engineering Experience college courses

College of EMS Expo The EMS Expo is open to students in fifth through 12th grade. Participants experience engineering, mathematics, and science up close through more than 50 hands-on activities, all designed to provide a glimpse into the exciting world of STEM. The EMS Expo organizes several contests and competitions for 1,600 K-12 student participants to highlight the excitement and challenges of engineering, mathematics, and science. This year, we offered a virtual expo with approximately 200 students participating during the pandemic.

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FIRST Lego League For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology, university students serve as mentors to Platteville elementary and middle school students in UW-Platteville FIRST Lego League. Children engage in their first experience with STEM concepts and applications through play, which builds confidence and encourages collaboration and teamwork. Studentmentors gain experience working with children by learning to engage and channel their energy and excitement to solve problems.


IMPA CT

Source: First Destination Survey, most recent published data

2021 WiSys patents awarded to College of EMS faculty A nonprofit supporting organization of the UW System, WiSys serves as a dedicated technology transfer office for the system’s 11 regional comprehensive universities. The goal is to help “great ideas” reach the wider world. UW-Platteville has had the most WiSys awards in the UW System since 2020. • ​• • • •

Dr. Hal Evensen and Charles Nelson ’18 – “Planar Vacuum Field” Dr. Tom Zolper, Corey Flores ’16, and team – “Variable Volume Flow Injection Nozzle” Dr. Austin Polebitski and James Pelegrin – “Spatially Diverse Snowpack Sensing System” John Fick and team – “Goose Decoy with Head and Tail Movement” Dr. Fang Yang and Dr. Zhao Li – “Micro-Grid Energy Management System” College of EMS

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ASEE Diversity Recognition Program The American Society for Engineering Education recently recognized the college with the Bronze Level Award for the ASEE Diversity Program– the highest-level award issued this cycle. This fall marks the third year of ASEE’s recognition program, and only the bronze level is issued at this time. UW-Platteville is designated as a bronze level status for three years, after which the university can apply for the silver-level recognition, allowing for an opportunity for continuous evaluation and improvement of its diversity initiatives.

Faculty awards and accomplishments Dr. Angruru K. Premadasa Professor of Mathematics 2020 Nimocks Family Faculty Appreciation Award

Dr. Bidhan Roy Professor of Mechanical Engineering 2021–22 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar

Dr. Kristina Fields Professor of Civil Engineering 2020 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Kyle Czarnecki Assistant Professor of Mathematics 2020–21 College of EMS Excellence in Teaching Award​

Dr. Hal Evensen Professor of Engineering Physics 2020–21 Dale Dixon Professor of Engineering Award

Dr. Edoardo Rubino Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 2020–21 College of EMS Excellence in Advising Award​

Dr. Chelsea Lancelle Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering 2021 Early Career Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence​

Dr. Mehdi Roopaei Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2020–21 College of EMS Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activities Award​

Dr. Austin Polebitski Associate Professor of Civil Engineering 2021 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence​

Lynn Schlager 2021 College of EMS Emeriti Award​

Dr. Anne-Marie Lerner Professor of Mechanical Engineering NACADA’s Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Faculty Academic Advising​, May 28 2021

Dr. Jessica Fick Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nomination for 2021 UW-Platteville Campus KEEN Rising Star​

Dr. Holly Attenborough Associate Professor of Mathematics 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America​ 2021 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

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College of EMS Alumni Chapter

Alumni board

Stay involved with the College of EMS after graduation. Cultivate friendships, foster mutual aid, advance the interests and standards of the EMS departments, and help keep the University and alumni connected by attending Advisory Board meetings, volunteering at the EMS Expo, mentoring students, nominating deserving alumni for awards, or simply become a member.

Alex Zwart, PE, ’11 – President Civil Engineering Affiliation: Strand Associates Inc. Alex.zwart@strand.com

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EMS Alumni Association memberships

704 Lifetime memberships 440 Annual memberships

Source: Development and Alumni Engagement, April 2021

College of EMS Outstanding Alumni • 2020: Taryn Nall • 2021: Lauren Ray and Samantha Kevern Submit a nomination and learn more at go.uwplatt.edu/ems-alumni-chapter

Lauren Ray

Tom Stetzer, PE, ’05 – First Vice President Civil Engineering Affiliation: Strand Associates Inc. Tom.Stetzer@strand.com Jessica P. M. Fick, Ph.D., ’03 – Secretary Mechanical Engineering Affiliation: UW-Platteville meulbroj@uwplatt.edu Alec Roschen ’17 – Treasurer Civil Engineering Affiliation: Mi-T-M Corporation roschen.alec@gmail.com Brad Samz ’06 – Director Mechanical Engineering Affiliation: Kimberly-Clark Corporation bsamz52@yahoo.com Scott Whitsett ’05 – Director Civil Engineering Affiliation: Jewell Associations Engineers Inc. Scott.Whitsett@jewellassoc.com Ryan Bonell ’06 – Director Environmental Engineering Affiliation: Trane Engineering Ryan.bonell@hotmail.com Philip Parker, Ph.D., PE – Acting Dean College of EMS Affiliation: UW-Platteville parkerp@uwplatt.edu

Taryn Nall and Samantha Kevern

James Hamilton, Ph.D. – Faculty Liaison Chemistry and Engineering Physics Affiliation: UW-Platteville hamiltoj@uwplatt.edu James Swenson, Ph.D. – Faculty Liaison Mathematics and Spanish Affiliation: UW-Platteville swensonj@uwplatt.edu Stacia Stephenson – Development and Alumni Engagement Liaison Affiliation: UW-Platteville stephensons@uwplatt.edu

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