COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005
began the meeting at 10:00 a.m. He announced
that Carol Beals was not here because of a semi-truck
accident involving her husband, Jim. The Advisory Boards’ thoughts and well wishes
go out to her and her husband. He
thanked Jean Olson for attending in her place.
Chair, of the Nominating Committee welcomed Rich Klein, visitor for John
Larson, Alliant Energy. Chuck Crawford introduced Julie Wehler, Cuna Mutal,
UWP Alumnus, Industrial Engineering, as a new
member. Jennifer Statz,
Marshfield Door System, UWP Alumnus, Industrial Engineering, is also a new
member. Jerry mentioned we still need
mechanical engineers on the Board.
Introductions were made by
Rich Shultz gave the
following updates on the College.
- May 2005 Commencement – Jim Schneller
will be the Commencement Speaker.
- Tri-State Initiative – Goal to admit 2,000
students. UWP now has 225 admitted
for the fall 2005 (200 was the target goal). Rich gave an explanation on what the
Tri-State Initiative is.
- Tri-State Initiative money will go toward the
construction of the new dorm. Bids
were opened and it was awarded. Construction
will start during summer 2005. Fall
2006 is the anticipated completion date.
- The tearing down of the west side of Ullsvik will start December 2005 for renovation for
offices and classrooms. The target
date is Fall 2007/Spring 2008. Tri-State Initiative monies will be used
- New Engineering
Building – The architecture
will be assigned in April/May and will start detail design. The target completion is spring
2008. Seven million dollars of the
total $27 million must be raised from private funds. 3M donated $100,000, half of that will
be cash and the other half will be equipment. A lecture room will be named for them. Strand Associates also donated $100,000
for a lecture room. The new building
will be located where the current track is.
- Planned giving for two wings; 1 million from an
individual for one wing, group of people for naming other wing.
- Final details on engineering program in Australia
through Study Abroad will be in place for fall 2005. The one-to-one exchange with seven
countries very active.
- Janesville Initiative – The Governor has put in his budget
and we will offer electrical engineering at UW-Rock County
- UW-Fox Valley currently has 180 students. The first students will be graduating
this December 2005.
- Nano-Tech Committee headed by Osama Jadaan will be offering the first class spring
2006. Chancellor wants us to get a
degree program request in this year.
UW-Stout is looking at a similar program. This is one of the break
out sessions this afternoon.
for Partner in Wuhan, China
– Master’s Program for Computer Science was requested. The degree program is not approved
through System, but we will be applying for that approval this
summer. The program will be the International
Master’s in Computer Science (including present Joint International
Master’s) and include Wuhan. We will send faculty to China to
teach. We may ask Germany and Australia to do a short
two-week course for students in the workplace.
- Enrollment is up on campus. The undergraduate education is still the
Sessions were announced
- Engineers without Border – Kevin Hagen
this something that would suite UWP students?
Financing? The Chancellor is very
- “M” Steps Fundraiser – Mississippi Room - Jerry Dassler
steps were built seven years ago for 90th anniversary of the Mining School. We are offering an opportunity to purchase
plaques for each step ($500 each). What
to do on three landings? How to
organize? Who to target? Money to name room in new
- Nano-Tech Program –
Wisconsin Room - Osama Jadaan
has the committee done? Is this the
direction to go? Any
feedback on what to do?
Group took a tour of Ullrich Hall.
Students presented demonstrations under the direction of Mesut
Muslu, Chair, Electrical
WORKING GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Engineers Without Borders –
Borders is a national group. There is
interest in establishing an international engineering service project here
on-campus. Five recommendations were
- Start student chapter – faculty ready to advise.
- Find a student interested to come up with a good
- Find project
- List of resources – money, find professional
- Pilot spring 2006 as a Senior Design Project
Charged Rich Shultz, Dean,
to spread the word, publicize, and get support.
M Steps Fundraiser – Jerry Dassler
constructed the stairs. There are 261
steps and six landings. People who
donate $500 will be provided with a name plaque visible as you climb the
“M”. An additional amount will be
required for the landing/platforms. When
marketing for the donations, each contributor should be provided with a photo of
the M along with the plaque on the step.
We should market engineering alumni and retired engineering
faculty. Target groups would be those
graduating in 1950 and forward. We also
need to target companies who have clusters of UWP graduates. John Volker volunteered to chair the
fundraiser and look for other volunteers.
We should also tie the donations to the construction of the new
engineering building or renovation of Ottensman. Possible slogan for fundraiser: “UW-Platteville needs your help. Step up!”
Nano-Technology Program – Sue Babb
The group felt that this
program needs to move forward for the University. They recommend that the College of EMS apply for a four-year degree. The College needs to focus on fundamentals,
start with multi-discipline emphasis in this program, and look for faculty who
are experienced in this area. The group
does not feel that a Master’s degree is applicable at this time. They feel that Biology needs to be a part of
this degree. It is a very broad program
and crosses all industries. We need to
develop a support network with industry because of costs.
Fall Advisory Board meeting
is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2005.
thanked everyone for attending the meeting.