STEM

Women in STEM

Building on a strong foundation, UW-Platteville expands opportunities for Women in STEM

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville’s longstanding, nationally-recognized Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science program recently expanded to become the Women in STEM program, allowing for a greater impact on women students across campus.

Vettrivel Gnaneswaran

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Vettrivel Gnaneswaran

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Vettrivel Gnaneswaran is an assistant professor of industrial engineering, with research and teaching interests in biomechanics, statistics, quality control, supply chain, engineering management and engineering education.

Dr. Ranen McLanahan

Engineering professor named KEEN community catalyst

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. A.L. Ranen McLanahan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of only 20 faculty across the nation to be selected by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) as a community catalyst.

Nuria Madueno Morales

From Peru to Platteville, Madueno Morales prepares to graduate

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
When Nuria Madueno Morales traveled from her hometown of Lima, Peru, to UW-Platteville in January 2019, she expected to be on campus only one semester as part of an international exchange program. Now, nearly two years later, she is preparing to graduate from UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, after finding opportunities and support on campus that made it feel like home.

Rkia Talbi

Mechanical engineering student awarded scholarships from UW System and Internship Draft Day

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
As mechanical engineering senior Rkia Talbi prepares for her final days at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, she is being recognized for her academic success and professional experience through two scholarships. Talbi was selected as the “Top Draft Pick” at the manufacturing career fair Internship Draft Day and named one of two recipients of the 2020 Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award.

Senior Design

Students to showcase capstone projects at Senior Design Open House

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host a virtual Senior Design Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 16, offering engineering students the opportunity to showcase their capstone projects to students, faculty, industry representatives and the general public.

Lavern Nall

Alumnus to conclude Engineering Seminar Series

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Alumnus Lavern Nall, a 1972 civil engineering graduate, will present at the final virtual event of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Engineering Seminar Series on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Nall, who is the president of Strass Maguire and Associates, will discuss the topic of Protection of Buildings from the Construction of Milwaukee’s “Deep Tunnel.”

Dr. Asad Azemi

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Asad Azemi

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
This summer, Dr. Asad Azemi joined UW-Platteville as the department chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering. Prior to his move to the Midwest, Azemi was an associate professor of engineering at Penn State. His research interests are in the areas of estimation and signal processing with agriculture and health science applications.

Competition Slide

Students share ideas for eco-friendly concrete in competition

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The UW-Platteville chapter of the American Concrete Institute recently participated in the 2020 Concrete Solutions Competition, where students competed against 18 teams representing six countries. Held virtually, the competition tasked teams with conceptualizing and demonstrating a use of concrete that could positively impact the world.

Beth and Gary Goldberg

Engineering alumni create the Beth and Gary Goldberg Scholarship

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The Goldbergs credit their education at UW-Platteville with giving them the foundation to succeed. To help assist current Pioneers on their collegiate journey, the couple have established the Beth and Gary Goldberg Scholarship.

Dr. Afzal Upal

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Afzal Upal

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Afzal Upal joined UW-Platteville in July as the chair of the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in the computing field, with an expertise in artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Upal has held several technical and leadership positions in the computer science and software engineering industry and government, however his love for education brought him back to academia.

Junior and environmental engineering major Victoria Chanez runs a viscometer test as part of a rheology research project with the Dairy Innovation Hub.

Researchers look for a taste of success

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Wisconsin is known worldwide for its dairy products, and ice cream is an almost universal favorite. Yet what we love about it can often be hard to describe. Now, mechanical engineering professors Dr. Thomas Zolper and Dr. Bidhan Roy are looking at the science behind one of the world’s most popular treats as part of their research for the UW-Platteville Dairy Innovation Hub.

Lauren Ray

Alumna to present at the EMS Engineering Seminar Series

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is hosting its third virtual event in the Engineering Seminar Series on Tuesday, Nov. 10, featuring alumna Lauren Ray, a 2001 civil engineering graduate, and Marc Ruden, both of IIW, P.C.

Dr. Hynek Boril

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Hynek Boril

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Since joining UW-Platteville in 2015, Dr. Hynek Boril, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been instrumental in providing students with unique research opportunities on campus, particularly through his creation of the Pioneer Speech Signal Processing Laboratory.

Drew Francis and Chancellor Dennis J. Shields

Newly-renovated automation lab features world-class technology

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Last week, the Department of Industrial Studies hosted an open house to celebrate the newly-renovated electronics and industrial controls systems laboratory. Located in Russell Hall, the lab is one of two automation labs that underwent a $1.5 million renovation to offer students the opportunity to use world-class technology and give them an edge in the workforce.

UW-Platteville campus

New agreement between UW-Platteville and Carroll University to strengthen engineering workforce

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Carroll University
A new agreement between UW-Platteville and Carroll University will allow Carroll students to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering without ever leaving southeast Wisconsin. Carroll students will complete UW-Platteville engineering courses in an online format through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships.

Dr. Kristina Fields

Fields honored with UW System award for teaching excellence

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Kristina Fields, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was named one of four recipients across the UW System of the 2020 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Hal Evensen

Evensen honored with first Dale Dixon Professor of Engineering Award

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Hal Evensen, UW-Platteville professor of engineering physics, is the recipient of the inaugural Dale Dixon Professor of Engineering Award. The award was established by Dr. Dale Dixon, a former engineering department chair in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, to celebrate engineering faculty excellence.

Edward and Lois Busby

Family legacy honored with renaming of Busby Hall of Engineering

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
For more than 50 years, the Busby family has helped transform and enrich UW-Platteville and the greater Platteville community. To honor their family legacy, UW-Platteville will rename Engineering Hall to the Busby Hall of Engineering.

WiSys 2019 Innovation Showcase first place winners

Engineering alumni and professor launch Skillzboard, LLC

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
It’s an idea that has evolved since 2019 when four engineering students and Dr. Gokul “Gopal” Gopalakrishnan, associate professor of engineering physics, discussed their passion for rock climbing and developed the first prototype of Skillzboard. Today, Gopal and his former students are now partners and have started their own company.

Dr. Harold Evensen in Internet of Things Lab

Responding to industry needs, UW-Platteville rolls out Internet of Things curricula

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The growing interconnectedness of smart devices – known as the “internet of things” – is changing the way the manufacturing industry operates and the products it produces, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is continuing to lead the charge of ensuring that the next generation workforce is prepared for these changes.

Hannah Exner

Exner finds new opportunities, skills with virtual internship

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
When Hannah Exner accepted a summer internship offer last September, she expected to spend the summer of 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working for Thermo King – a Trane Technologies brand. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold last spring, Exner began to worry about the possibility of her internship being canceled. Thanks to longstanding relationships with UW-Platteville, many industry partners like Trane Technologies, made it a priority to honor these internship commitments, finding creative solutions to provide meaningful experiences.

plexiglass in EMS shop

EMS shop supervisors produce plexiglass barriers

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
College of EMS shop supervisors are producing self-supporting plexiglass barriers to help protect the campus community against COVID-19. The shop supervisors are teaming up with the Facilities Management department in creating the two-foot by two-foot countertop items with an etched university logo and a slot to pass papers through.

Learning Glass

Gnaneswaran to introduce transformative teaching technology to campus

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
As the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s 2019-20 Innovations in Technology for Teaching and Learning Award, Dr. Vettrivel Gnaneswaran, assistant professor of industrial engineering, will use the award funds to implement new learning glass technology on campus.

Fall engineering seminar series

Fall Engineering Seminar Series announced

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is bringing real-world engineering projects to students, faculty and the public, through the fall 2020 EMS Engineering Seminar Series.