Christine Matheney, left, and Kristine Manning a during poster session at SC11

Student-centered learning projects

In the summer of 2010, Dean Bishop solicited comments from the College of Engineering faculty regarding their definitions and impressions of discovery learning.  Based on the analysis of these comments, the Lafferty Professors of Engineering; Dr. Jay Goldberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering and Dr. Mark Nagurka, associate professor of mechanical engineering, were charged with developing a white paper to investigate the feasibility of increasing discover learning in the College of Engineering.

Their efforts resulted in the following definition; Discovery learning within the Marquette University College of Engineering consists of student-centered learning methods that employ in-class and extracurricular activities that allow students to learn by doing and to apply what they have learned.

Following up on a suggestion from the white paper Dean Bishop solicited proposals from the engineering faculty for student-centered learning projects.  11 projects were chosen and funded.  In future issues of AHOYA we will present each of these projects in detail and provide an insider’s view of discovery learning in the college.

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MU students at supercomputing conference

Christine Matheney, a junior in electrical and computer engineering, and Kristine Manning, senior in math and computer science, made a presentation at the 2011 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC11).

They co-presented posters on attracting young talent into high performance computing, specifically highlighting how to increase the number of young women in computing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
Kristine and Christine were among 90 students and faculty who attended SC11 as part of the Broader Engagement (BE) program.  The goal of the BE program is to increase the participation of individuals who have traditionally been underrepresented in high performance computing. 

Christine Matheney also worked, the only student worker, as part of the SCinet security team maintaining the websites and presenting the information gathered by the security team throughout the conference. She plans to graduate from the College of Engineering in May 2013 and pursue a career in high performance computing.  Kristine Manning graduated earlier in December and begins working as an actuary in the new year.

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Tune in to Dean Bishop

Robert Bishop, OPUS Dean of Engineering, made his Wisconsin radio debut on WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio, on December 21.  His interview on how engineering education is changing to reflect bigger shifts in the world was broadcast on Lake Effect, WUWM’s daily locally produced radio magazine.  Tune in to the interview.

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Save the date

The College of Engineering Alumni Association invites you to its annual Silent Auction and Men’s Basketball Game
Marquette vs. Cincinnati on National Marquette Day

Saturday, February 11, 2012

10:30 a.m.           Silent Auction and Brunch
                            Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
                            333 West Kilbourn Avenue

2:00 p.m.             Tipoff
                            Bradley Center
                            1001 North 4th Street

Celebrate National Marquette Day and help support the College of Engineering Alumni Scholarship.  Since its inception, this annual event has raised nearly $150,000 in scholarship support, helping young adults to receive a transformational Marquette engineering education.  Please help us to continue our tradition of supporting future Marquette engineers.

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet, take your chances on wonderful auction and raffle items and visit with college faculty, administrators, alumni and friends.

Game tickets are limited.  Register by Friday, February 3, 2012
Online:                 marquette.edu/alumni/events
Phone:                 Libby Gard – 414.288.8440

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Biomedical engineering student represents Marquette at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marquette biomedical engineering doctoral candidate John Jameson has been awarded a one-year guest fellowship appointment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system support by the U.S. Department of Energy and is known for excellence in research and advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world

Starting this month John will conduct research for his Marquette doctoral dissertation, as well as Marquette’s RERC for Technologies for Children with Orthopaedic Disabilities, at the Berkeley Lab using an ALS (Advanced Light Source) synchrotron.

This national lab attracts scientists from around the world to conduct such state-of-the art research.  To date;

We are proud to have John represent Marquette at a lab with such a prestigious history.

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Grochowski family's donation to MU a tribute to immigrant family

A recent issue of the Catholic Herald featured an article on the donationto the new Engineering Hall honoring Art Grochowski’s, Eng ’49, family.  “When I found out about the construction of the building, I began thinking this could be a memorial,” explained Art in an interview with your Catholic Herald just before the building’s opening ceremony. “It hit me, I didn’t want my folks or my brothers to be forgotten and I thought this is a great way to do it so we would have a space in the building that would be there forever.”

The result is the Grochowski Family Student Commons on the lower level of Engineering Hall.  This gift is one of the more than 1300 gifts from alumni and friends of the college that allowed Engineering Hall to become a reality.  We are extremely grateful to everyone for their generosity.

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2011 Marquette Engineer magazine

See the 2011 issue of the Marquette Engineer magazine.  Go inside Engineering Hall, the new home of the College of Engineering; learn about some of the exciting research projects and programs that engage our faculty and students; share in the development of the eLIMO; and see glimpses of our iHeels outreach program. 

We’ve received letters to the editor regarding the 2011 issue of Engineer, including the following from Gerald Gantar, Eng ’64, co-editor of the Marquette Engineer in 1962-63.

Marquette Engineer 1962

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Happy New Year

Warmest wishes for a new year filled with joy and peace to you and your family from all of us in the College of Engineering.

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