Tag: mechanical engineering

WAF Donates $100,000 To Create New UWGB Engineering Scholarship | Seehafer News

Manitowoc county high school graduates planning to attend the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (UWGB) may have an opportunity for financial support through a new scholarship fund created by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF).With support of the Schwartz family who has owned and operated the company since its founding in 1909, WAF has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation.

Source: WAF Donates $100,000 To Create New UWGB Engineering Scholarship | Seehafer News

WAF donates $100,000 to create new UWGB engineering scholarship fund to assist Manitowoc county high school graduates

Released Jan. 15, 2021 from Cole Buergi, Leonard & Finco Public Relations

Manitowoc, Wis.—Manitowoc county high school graduates planning to attendUW-Green Bay, may have an opportunity for financial support through a new scholarship fund created by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family who has owned and operated the company since its founding in 1909.

WAF has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. “The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and surrounding area. This is an opportunity for us to invest in the future of our region.”

“This fund is an incredible opportunity for the Manitowoc area students; providing a scholarship source to help them earn engineering degrees at the university,” stated UWGB Chancellor Michael Alexander. “We’re grateful to Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry and the Schwartz family’s support as the university continues to grow and meet our area’s need for engineers.”

Manufacturing is a leading industry in Northeast Wisconsin and, as many within the workforce approach retirement, there is a shortage of new engineers to meet manufacturers’ needs. “As we look to the future, it’s important to prepare the next generation with the skills needed for companies such as ours to continue to flourish,” explains WAF CEO Sachin Shivaram. “It’s also a way for us to invest in the community and to show that there are great career opportunities right here in this region.”

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship eligibility requirements:

  1. Recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Manitowoc county. These include:

Kiel High School

Lincoln High School

Manitowoc Lutheran

McKinley Academy

Mishicot High School

Reedsville High School

Roncalli High School

Two Rivers High School

Valders High School

  1. Recipients must major in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  2. Must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.
  3. Must demonstrate financial need.
  4. Must be pursuing a major in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
  5. Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years.

For more information, or to apply for a scholarship, please visit: https://www.uwgb.edu/scholarships/.

About Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry:  Founded in 1909, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry is an industry leader in aluminum and copper-based alloy castings for a variety of industries. Headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis., the family-owned company is known for its All-American line of cookware and for its support of the local community. For more information, visit www.wafco.com.

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Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry creates $100,000 scholarship fund | WLUK

MANITOWOC (WLUK) — A new scholarship aims to help Manitowoc County students aspiring to become engineers.The Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family, has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation. “We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UWGB-Manitowoc campus. “The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and surrounding area. This is an opportunity for us to invest in the future of our region. ”To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Manitowoc County, must major in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology, must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and must demonstrate financial need.

Source: Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry creates $100,000 scholarship fund | WLUK

New WAF scholarship to help Manitowoc County aspiring engineers

A new scholarship aims to help Manitowoc County students aspiring to become engineers. The Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family, has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation. “We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus.

“The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and surrounding area. This is an opportunity for us to invest in the future of our region. ”To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Manitowoc County, must major in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology, must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and must demonstrate financial need.

Some Wisconsin STEM college students feel left behind by remote learning (Dean Katers quoted)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The pandemic has disrupted the way students across all grade levels are learning.For some college students, they feel left behind and find this year as a lost cause.“Online education, in my opinion, is not as good as in person,” John Pfankuch, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, said. “I feel like I’m not learning as much as I could be.”Pfankuch is studying mechanical engineering and his course load is heavy with courses in mathematics.

…Aaron Splan graduated from UWGB’s mechanical engineering program this winter and landed a job after an internship.

Splan agrees that distance learning is difficult for those majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics also known as STEM.

“Staying with it and not falling behind is the biggest thing because it is more difficult than being in the classroom, at least for me personally it was more difficult,’ Splan said.

What helped him succeed was “just staying in constant contact” with professors, he said.

UWGB is taking steps to help struggling students, including having professors available remotely during their office hours.

Dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology John Katers does not believe students should sit out a semester or a year waiting for the return of in-person classes.

“I believe things will be closer to normal for the fall [2021] semester and so we’re trying to make every effort as we can to make face to face,” Katers said.

He added that the school expects to offer more hybrid courses this spring.

Source: Some Wisconsin STEM college students feel left behind by remote learning

UW-Green Bay’s Denny Christoff picked second at ‘Internship Draft Day’

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay’s Resch School of Engineering student, Denny Christoff (Mechanical Engineering). Christoff landed the #2 Draft Pick spot and received the $500 scholarship at Internship Draft Day 2020, hosted from Lambeau Field, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Christoff competed against  43 students—21 who completed 70 interviews with employers. In all, 33 employers—including KI, PCMC, WEC Energy Group, Werner Electric—participated. Students could earn points based on GPA, college club participation, relevant work experience, and 15-minute interviews at the event. To learn more about the Draft Day win, visit Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance’s Facebook page.

Since its 2015 inception, Internship Draft Day has been organized by the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA). Together, these entities recognized a unique way to work collaboratively on a unified cause: to expand manufacturing career pathways, in addition to building a talent pipeline through internships. Hundreds of college students from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan participate in the annual Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field in Green Bay every year. Students showcase talent, curiosity, hustle, and career interest, vying for scholarships, paid internships, and network connectio

As demand for engineering program exceeds expectations, UW-Green Bay installs $1.5 million worth of equipment | Green Bay Press Gazette

“The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay opened its new STEM Innovation Center to the public last week to showcase $1.5 million of new equipment for its engineering students.” Read more via ‘Kids love it’: As demand for engineering program exceeds expectations, UW-Green Bay installs $1.5 million worth of equipment | Green Bay Press Gazette. 

Future UW-Green Bay student awarded Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholarship

Future UW-Green Bay student Arabella Adams, a senior at Luxemburg-Casco High School, was presented with a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Initiative Scholarship. The Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recognizes “Students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity.” Adams plans to study mechanical engineering.

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UW-Green Bay student named WCMA scholarship recipient

UW-Green Bay student Paul VanderKelen (Mechanical Engineering) has been named a 2019 scholarship recipient by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA). VanderKelen is a six-year employee of HART Design and Manufacturing Inc. in Green Bay, and will be working there after graduation in May 2020. Read more.

Engineering Club students tour KI

UW-Green Bay Engineering Club students toured KI in Green Bay on Friday, March 8, 2019. KI is one of the top 10 furniture manufacturing companies in the world (and much of the furniture used on the campus is from KI). The tour provided a great opportunity for the students to see first-hand how a big manufacturing plant operates, learn more about the fabrication processes, and network with employees. The Engineering Club members were accompanied by their faculty adviser, Assistant Prof. Jagadeep Thota (Natural and Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering). KI is a generous supporter and invaluable partner of UW-Green Bay.

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