Prof. Terry talks Foxconn

In the news last week, WTAQ interviewed UW-Green Bay Director of Engineering Technology, Prof. Patricia Terry on plans for a new $10,000,000,000 manufacturing facility at an undisclosed location in Southern Wisconsin. Foxconn’s Wisconsin location is expected to initially add 3,000 jobs, with the potential of that number growing to 13,000 over time. Terry believes UW-Green Bay can provide some of those workers, saying employer feedback has prompted them to expand manufacturing-related offerings in recent years. See the interview.

 

Insight publications talk baby boomer exodus and solutions (including engineering)

Insight publications says higher education is part of the solution for the expected baby boomer- exodus in the workplace. Jim Golembeski, executive director of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, says for decades, business and education engaged in little dialog… “Now, because of the baby boomers exiting and smaller cohorts entering the workforce, businesses are very interested.” Golembeski says it’s vital to align education with the region’s economic needs… “Our educational systems … are becoming very adaptable,” he said. Ann Franz, director of Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) praises UW-Oshkosh and UW-Green Bay for responding to the need for engineers and creating engineering technology programs. “College leadership and industry were spot-on in identifying needs,” she says. “Engineering shortages should not be as pronounced because of these efforts.” Read more from Insight on Manufacturing.

Engineering Technology is featured story for UW System

The UW System took a new twist on a story from May and Engineering Technology graduate Dessi Koss is getting credit for “paving the way for a new era of academic programming at the University in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.” Read the story on the UW System website. “Our college students are to be commended. They’re working harder than ever before to maximize their investment in their education,” said Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “They want to help our economies grow and improve community quality of life, and they know that the challenges awaiting them require a varied skill set across multiple disciplines. For some, that means a double or a triple major, or gaining ample college credits in high school so they can accelerate their education and start solving problems sooner. They are doing whatever they can now to be quick and agile learners, able to easily adapt and be successful in a world that is forever changing with rapid technology and marketplace needs.”

 

Video: UW-Green Bay’s 2017 Commencement

Grab a tissue as you watch another fantastic group of UW-Green Bay students experience what is likely one of their most anticipated days of college — commencement. In this video, Terisa Batrez (Social Work), Ryan Ewert (Engineering Technology) and Destany Calma-Birling (Psychology) share their experiences and their excitement for the future.

Fox 11 featured Engineering Tech in commencement coverage

Fox 11 news spent some time on campus last Saturday, May 13, 2017, reporting on UW-Green Bay Commencement. The news source focused its coverage on the University’s fastest-growing program, Engineering Technology and the job market for engineering grads, interviewing Dean John Katers (College of Science and Technology) and graduate Ryan Ewert.

Chancellor pens piece for Collective Impact

The Chamber of Commerce Strategic Framework, the proposed Phoenix Innovation Park and new engineering programs at UW-Green Bay, gives Northeast Wisconsin a unique opportunity to significantly advance the economy of this region in the next decade. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller penned a piece for the Chamber’s Collective Impact. Read “Engineering Fuels Greater Green Bay’s Future: Now is the Time,” (Page 11).

 

Faculty note: Prof. Mahfuz has articles published

Assistant Prof. M.U. Mahfuz (Engineering Technology) has collaborated on two recent articles: U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. T. Mouftah, “Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks. Part 1: Fundamentals, Issues, and Challenges,” in Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, Eds. Junichi Suzuki, Tadashi Nakano, and Michael J. Moore, Volume 9 of the series Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies, pp. 3-34, Springer, March, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50688-3_1. and M. U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. T. Mouftah, “Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks. Part 2: Performance Evaluation,” in Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications,” Eds. Junichi Suzuki, Tadashi Nakano, and Michael J. Moore, Volume 9 of the series Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies, pp. 35-56, Springer, March, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50688-3_2.

Resources for Southern Door Fab Lab could mean growing interest in engineering technology

UW-Green Bay College of Science and Technology Dean John Katers was at Southern Door this week for a big announcement and was interviewed for the story about nurturing the pipeline for high-demand careers. (See the second of the two stories posted on the WBAY webpage for the Katers interview.) Congratulations to Southern Door High School — one of 21 districts throughout the state to receive a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Council to improve its “Fab Lab” and expand interest in fields of engineering, machining and fabrication.

 

State-of-the-art on wheels: Campus and community invited to tour mobile engineering lab

Members of campus and the community were welcome to view a mobile engineering lab, Wednesday (April 19), built by Turbine Technologies. This climate-controlled lab houses equipment used in educational institutions all over the world. Engineering Technology faculty and students were the prime audience. For more, see the Turbine Technologies’ post on the new mobile training center.

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Mobile Engineering Tech Lab

– Photos by Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication