LAB Midwest, the company that worked closely with UW-Green Bay in setting up the labs in the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the Green Bay Campus features the new engineering labs on its website. “A $1.5 million investment brought in nearly 100 new pieces of mechanical engineering equipment. The idea is to give students a way to put all their theoretical classroom knowledge to practice.”
“Actual face-to-face tours haven’t necessarily been possible for large groups of students,” Vice President of College Advancement Dr. Aliesha Crowe explained, “we’re in the tech hall where we actually have students in the lab.”
UW-Green Bay also participated in the day’s virtual tours.
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  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.
During the pandemic, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Brian Welsch (Physics), teaches inside the Physics Lab at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the Green Bay Campus. Physics students wear facemasks and sit six-feet apart as COVID-19 precautions. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
– Photos by William Throndsen Photo/Video Intern, Marketing and University Communication.
The Brown County Taxpayers Associated has appealed a circuit court ruling that the Brown County’s sales tax complies with state law.The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, based in Milwaukee, filed the appeal Wednesday on behalf of the taxpayers association and one of its members, who sued the county over its temporary 0.5% sales and use tax, approved three years ago by the Brown County Board.Brown County Circuit Court Judge John Zakowski ruled in the county’s favor earlier this spring. He said the county’s Debt Reduction, Infrastructure and Property Tax Relief Plan, funded by the sales tax, complied with state law.The county board adopted the plan to help fund $147 million of new buildings, road repairs and other capital projects, including $25 million toward construction and maintenance of the $93 million expo center; $60 million for road and bridge improvements; $20 million for jail expansion; $5 million toward a science and technology center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; a medical examiner’s building; and other projects.
Brown County was within its legal rights to enact a temporary 0.5% sales and use tax in the county, Circuit Court Judge John Zakowski ruled Tuesday.
“I’m pleased with the judge’s decision that we can continue with this fiscally conservative plan,” County Executive Troy Streckenbach said in a press release. “This plan makes crucial investments in our critical infrastructure while paying down debt and providing tax relief for property owners here in Brown County.”
The ruling concerns the Debt Reduction, Infrastructure and Property Tax Relief Plan approved by the County Board in May 2017.
The county board adopted the plan to help fund $147 million of new buildings, road repairs and other capital projects, including $25 million toward construction and maintenance of the $93 million expo center; $60 million for road and bridge improvements; $20 million for jail expansion; $5 million toward a science and technology center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; a medical examiner’s building; and other projects.
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
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay recently opened new engineering labs that will give students the real-world skills they need for the workforce. The project is part of a greater vision to draw more students to northeast Wisconsin and meet the region’s demand for engineers. Source: New Engineering Labs at UW-Green Bay Bring Theory to Life – LAB Midwest
The community is invited to attend a celebration and demonstration of $1.5 million in equipment delivered to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center. The new equipment will help prepare the next generation of engineers and others headed into STEM careers. There are currently more than 100 pieces of laboratory equipment to fill four labs and a machine shop in the STEM Center. The celebration will include a few comments from LAB Midwest CEO Renee Kirchner and UW-Green Bay College of Science, Engineering and Technology Dean John Katers. The event will be held on February 20th from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Source: Taking a look at the UW- Green Bay STEM Innovation Center | WLUK