Friday Features - Sept. 22, 2017

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Friday Features
September 22, 2017

UW-Platteville to host Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network

On Oct. 15 and 16, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will hold the Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N) Fall Symposium, a group of academic members from 10 of the UW System campuses and industry partners from Wisconsin and neighboring regions, all working in fields connected to materials and materials-related manufacturing issues. The network's primary goal is to find ways to streamline channels of collaboration between educators and researchers from across the UW System, and to create and improve pathways for industry to easily access experts, equipment and student talent.

“As the symposium host, UW-Platteville has the opportunity to showcase faculty expertise through a set of tutorial sessions, facilities and equipment via tours and presentations, and serve as a platform for networking and collaborating with industry,” Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan, assistant professor of engineering physics at UW-Platteville, said. “It gets to play an important part in advancing the mission of the RM2N and promoting the Wisconsin idea.”

Attendees will include students working on research and development projects, faculty and staff, and industry personnel. One additional group in attendance this year comprises faculty and coordinators for senior design and capstone courses. Attendees come from campuses spanning the UW System and companies across the state and beyond. For more information about the symposium, visit http://wiscmat.org/2017-fall-symposium/.

College of Liberal Arts and Education recognizes scholarship recipients

On Thursday, Sept. 21, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education hosted a reception in the Nohr Gallery to honor student scholarship recipients. The College of LAE awarded 81 scholarships to 60 students.

At the reception, Dr. Patrick Hagen, acting assistant provost at UW-Platteville, welcomed everyone. Dr. Melissa Gormley, interim dean of the College of LAE, presented the general College of LAE scholarships and each department’s chair or representative presented his or her department’s scholarships. Those in the audience who had established scholarships or donated to them also were recognized.

“The annual scholarship reception is an opportunity for the College of LAE to acknowledge the generosity of donors whose gifts make it possible for the college to recognize student dedication and talent,” said Gormley. “The financial assistance donors provide enables many students to pursue their studies at the university.”

On Oct. 18, the university’s School of Education will host a reception in the Nohr Gallery to honor its scholarship recipients. The university’s Department of Health and Human Performance recognized its scholarship recipients last spring.

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