Faculty note: Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz chairs ‘Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies’

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering successfully chaired the special session on “Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies” at the 17th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2020), June 24-27, 2020, held virtually in Phuket, Thailand.

The special session presented a number of papers from around the world with the latest results in the field of the smart cities and their future. Many thanks to the local hosts in Phuket, Thailand, for all their support to make the special session successful. See details of the conference program including the list of papers presented in this special session

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz chaired virtual symposium

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering successfully chaired the special session on “Recent Advances in Wireless Body Area Networks” at the IEEE Region 10 Symposium (IEEE TENSYMP 2020), June 5-7, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The special session presented a number of papers from around the world with the latest results in the related fields of wireless body area networks.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the conference was virtual. However, the level of engagement among the participants was great. Many thanks to the local hosts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for their outstanding level of support that made the special session successful.

Faculty note: Prof. Mahfuz co-authors article

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Resch School of Engineering, Mohammad Upal Mahfuz, has recently co-authored a scholarly article entitled, “Spatial Nanomechanical Communications Based on State Transitions,” in the renowned IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience journal published by the IEEE, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TNB.2020.2986299, Print ISSN: 1536-1241, 12 pages. The article presents a novel framework of a nanomechanical communication system. Details on the article and its abstract can be found at this website link.

Opportunities abound at Brown County STEM Innovation Center – gopresstime.com

The sunlight that beams through the tall windows of the new Brown County STEM Innovation Center could be viewed as a metaphor for the enlightenment within. Inside, the modern, steel-and-glass structure is bright and bold, with apple green walls and geometric designs. But it isn’t just for science, technology, engineering and math students. It’s for the community, which is why Brown County is in its name. Yes, the Brown County STEM Innovation Center houses the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) and the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering. And yes, it’s home to the University’s first mechanical engineering program, which recently christened $1.5 million in equipment installed just in time for the spring semester. And true, the STEM Innovation Center is on UW-Green Bay’s campus. Source: Opportunities abound at Brown County STEM Innovation Center – gopresstimes.com

Brown County STEM Innovation Center equipment celebration, Feb. 20

The campus community is invited to celebrate the arrival of $1.5 million in new equipment to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The community has had the opportunity to visit the impressive building, and now, UW-Green Bay faculty in the Resch School of Engineering and their students will be demonstrating some of the equipment that helps prepare students for careers beyond UW-Green Bay. No RSVP necessary. There will be a few brief remarks followed by demonstrations. This is a joint celebration with LAB Midwest, College of Engineering and Technology, and partners of the STEM Innovation Center. Details:

Media Event at 12:15 p.m., tours to follow with equipment demonstrations
Open House 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and includes the following:

  • Building Tours
  • STEM related activities with Brown County, UW-Extension and 4-H
  • Einstein Project Open House
  • Equipment demonstrations with Engineering faculty

 

 

CSET Scholarship Recipients

Nearly $80,000 awarded in scholarships through UW-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Science and Technology announced the awarding of nearly $80,000 in scholarships this year. There were 58 scholarships awarded, totaling $78,325. Natural and Applied Sciences awarded 18 scholarships, totaling $20,600; Resch School of Engineering awarded 24 scholarships, totaling $40,725; Human Biology awarded 16 scholarships, totaling $17,000. A scholarship reception was held Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 on the Green Bay Campus.

2019-2020 NAS Scholarship Awardees
James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Endowed Scholarship: Patrick Brodhagen, Bonduel, WI

Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Endowed Scholarship: Emma Gilbertson, Nashotah, WI and Norah Swenson, Janesville, WI

Carol R. DeGroot Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Science: Alicia Krause, La Crosse, WI

Morgan/Macaluso Family Endowed Scholarship: Claire Stuart, Sullivan, WI

Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Endowed Scholarship: Jessica Kessler, Bryant, WI

Katie Hemauer Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Ashlyn Schnell, Bonduel, WI

Bradford Cook Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Sierra Schug, Athen, Wi

Barbara and Benjamin Cruz-Uribe Family Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Environmental Issues: Miranda Esser, Green Bay, WI

Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Annual Scholarship: BethaLynn Bontrager, Eagle River, WI

Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Annual Scholarship: Grace Pechman, Fond du Lac, WI

Ruth and James Wiersma Endowed Scholarship: Jessie Hanson, Minnetrista, MN

Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Excellence: Tyler Dvorachek, Howards Grove, WI, Carly Flunker, Sobieski, WI and Kyle Hansen, La Crosse, WI

Brown County Waste Transformation Team Annual Scholarship: Rachel Malcore, Brussels, WI

Science and Mathematics Endowed Scholarship: Caleb Torres, Sheboygan, WI

Nancy J. Sell Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Anna Liu, Des Moines, IA

2019-2020 Richard Resch School of Engineering Scholarship Awardees

NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-First Year: Allyssa Rueth, Slinger, WI

NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-Second Year): Michael McGuire, Freedom, WI

Susan Finco and Ed Kralovec Endowed Scholarship: Griffin Magee, Eland, WI

Superior Diesel Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Bailey Crary, Reedsburg, WI

Dykema Family Endowed Scholarship: Benjamin Desk, Markesan, WI

Lee and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Michael Jensen, Suamico, WI

Beth and Richard Gochnauer Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Billie Komorowski and Pa Yeng Yang, Green Bay, WI

Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance Future All-Stars Annual Scholarship: Adam Jensen, Little Chute, WI, Charles Sheraden, Green Bay, WI, Aaron Splan, Pulaski, WI and Isaiah Stonebraker, Mishicot, WI

BPM, Inc., A Specialty Paper Mill, Annual Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Kyle Still, Abrams, WI

FEECO International Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship: Wade Druar, Green Bay, WI

HATCO Corporation’s David G. Hatch Annual Scholarship in Engineering: Wade Druar, Green Bay, WI and Elliott Seiler, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Optima Machinery Corporation Annual Scholarship in Engineering: Joshua Mendez, Green Bay, WI

Georgia-Pacific Annual Scholarship in Engineering: Denny Christoff, Luxemburg, WI, Elizabeth Heinen, Oostburg, WI, Cade Koschnik, Appleton, WI, Joshua Mendez, Green Bay, WI and Gabriel Weiler, Green Bay, WI

Foth Companies Endowed Scholarship in Engineering: Colton Koss, Luxemburg, WI and Paul VanderKelen, Green Bay, WI

The Ken Metzler Engineering Scholarship: Denny Christoff, Luxemburg, WI and Elizabeth Heinen (awarded in August of 2019), Oostburg, WI

Spring 2020 Human Biology Scholarship Awardees:

Jeremy Green Family Scholarship: Nathaniel Disher, Stevens Point, WI

Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship: Ruchita Patel

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Scholarship: Kaitlyn Baier, Elk Mound, WI, Brooke Breitrick, Bowler, WI, Katie Cudnohufsky, Ben Gilles, Madison, WI, Akanksha Gurtu, De Pere, WI, Logan Johnsen, Louisburg, KS, Anna Liu, Des Moines, IA, Ashlyn Schnell, Bonduel, WI, Kristen Shaver, Hortonville, WI, Emily Song, Grace Stabenau, Howard, WI, Sydney Walker, De Pere, WI, Ashley Willes, Kaukauna, WI and Taylor Wolf, Waconia, MN

Fall 2019 Human Biology Scholarship Awardees:

Jeremy Green Family Scholarship: Mareah Desotelle

Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship: Ben Gilles, Madison, WI

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Scholarship: Justin Ferkin, Elena Garcia, Two Rivers, WI, Natalie Gawron, Black River Falls, WI, Abigail Heil, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Mackenzie Hemauer, Sara Kroneck, Amber Perez, Menomonee Falls, WI, Emma Sloot, St. Paul, MN, Grace Stabenau, Howard, WI, Kayla Vrieze and Ashley Willes, Kaukauna, WI

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Summer Research Internship: Brooke Breitrick, Bowler, WI and Janay Walters

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Scholars Program: Anna Cudney, Appleton, WI, Jenna Grandinetti, Grafton, WI, Lauren Russell, Burlington, WI and Marissa Spatz, Auburndale, WI

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CSET Scholarship Reception 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Assistant Prof. Md Maruf Hossain applies for patent design for a new turbine system from the Resch School of Engineering

UW-Green Bay Resch School of Engineering is aiming to improve “the efficiency of wind power generation” through a new turbine design. Assistant Prof. Md Maruf Hossain (Engineering) recently applied for a patent for the design. The design utilizes vertical axis systems rather than horizontal axis wind turbines. “By slimming down the system, Hossain aims to develop a turbine that requires less wind to operate and generates more power per tower.” More via Wind turbine design aims to improve efficiency | WisBusiness.

Commencement speaker, Prof. Patricia Terry, noted for ‘Iron-man worthy’ efforts on behalf of the University

Patricia TerryAs a tenured professor approaching her 25th year at UW-Green Bay, professor Patricia Terry describes herself as a “pinnacle person.” Which means, if you’re going to do something, take it all the way.

“If you’re going to run, run a marathon. Go to college? Get a Ph.D. Work at a university? Achieve the rank of full professor.”

She will bring her experience and wisdom to the stage on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 when she serves as the University’s commencement speaker.

Terry has done marathons one better by competing in Ironman triathlons—one of the world’s most difficult events—swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and then run a full marathon. “They fire the starting gun at 7 a.m. and you have until midnight to finish.” She’s completed three. (Also managing to squeeze in two Boston Marathons, two fifty-mile races, and more than 30 other marathons or ultra-marathons along the way).

Her career in academia began even sooner, when her father once offered his “exalted” (her description) advice to his eight-year-old daughter.

“I asked him, ‘who teaches college?’ He said ‘college professors.’ Then he added ‘If you became a college professor, you’d be one of the most honored, revered and respected members of society.’”

“I bring that up to him every chance I get.”

And while her CV is a testament to her scholarly work-ethic with dozens of peer-reviewed published papers, research grants and co-authorship of Principles of Chemical Separations with Environmental Applications, published by Cambridge University Press, it’s her collaboration with faculty and students that has brought her the greatest pleasure.

“What I’m most passionate about was starting the engineering program and leading my faculty, facilitating student success.”

Terry also discovered she had a knack for growing things—from wildflowers to academic flowers. In 2009, one of her students suggested, as a thesis project, replacing the under-performing grass roof over the Instructional Services building with native plants. The student never finished, but true to her pinnacle person personality, Terry persisted. Today, she solely supports a fund to hire students for maintenance and to purchase plants. Over the past seven years, she has gifted the fund approximately $15,000.

Ultimately, Terry’s most sustainable contribution to the University is her Ironman-worthy efforts to the success of students, faculty and the university. She was instrumental in helping launch the new bachelor of science programs in Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Technology, becoming director of the programs in 2012.

As far as a “pinnacle” to her academic career to this point, it may be her appointment as the inaugural Chair of the Resch School of Engineering. As the administrator overseeing the program, Terry helped set the curriculum and was in charge of faculty recruitment and mentoring, along with ensuring program accreditation.

Still, she remains a teacher of environmental engineering at heart. Or as she puts it—“Everything’s a chemical. We’re moving chemicals.” And as far as staying on the move goes, Terry confesses a general-education offering remains her favorite class to teach.

“I like teaching Energy and Society. I have to keep up with the news, that class changes every semester. It’s a moving content target.”

Story by Michael Shaw, Marketing and University Communication

Electrical Engineering students visit Georgia-Pacific

UW-Green Bay’s Resch School of Engineering electrical engineering technology students of the ET 342 (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition – SCADA) class led by Assistant Prof. Mohammad U. Mahfuz, visited the Georgia-Pacific Green Bay facilities on Oct. 16, 2019 as a part of their course. At Georgia-Pacific, the students had an invaluable opportunity to learn numerous aspects of a practical SCADA system in operation, which have enhanced their SCADA learning experience. The team express their thanks and gratitude to the Georgia Pacific colleagues for providing their time and  continuous support to the the University.

 

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Mohammad U. Mahfuz invited to chair the Technical Program Committee of EAI Conference

Assistant Prof. Mohammad U. Mahfuz (Engineering) has recently been invited to chair the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the 12th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT) together with an international team of experts from Japan, China and the United Kingdom. The BICT will be held on July 7 through 8, 2020, in Shanghai, P. R. China.

The BICT is a renowned technical conference in the field of bio-inspired information and communication technologies, which is at the interdisciplinary crossroads of natural and applied sciences and information and communication technologies. BICT highly welcomes technical papers, workshops and special tracks in the interdisciplinary fields of natural and applied sciences and electrical and communications engineering.

As a TPC co-chair, Assistant Prof. Mahfuz encourages all UW-Green Bay faculty to consider submitting their scholarly works in this conference, noting that this conference has some post-publication opportunities in several leading journals.

The website of the conference has more information.

The call for papers can be found here.