Freshman move-in day August 21, 2013.
Photo credit: Mike De Sisti

Welcome class of 2017

330 freshman engineering students began their careers at Marquette on August 26.  We welcome them and look forward to following them on their road to becoming engineers.

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MU and MIAD collaborate

Marquette University's College of Engineering and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design will collaborate over the next two years to create a curriculum to provide undergraduate industrial design and engineering students at each institution a combined skill set to become creative and innovative problem-solvers.  Read the full story.

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2005 alumnus starts business to help people walk

Jason Schoen, Eng ’05, doesn’t need to read about business startups. He lived one.

Schoen tinkered for two years, methodically iterating a device to help wheelchair-bound people walk on their own steam. Schoen can’t estimate how many trips he made to the hardware store to piece together a prototype.  Learn more.

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Marquette among top universities to produce tech CEO's

Bloomberg Rankings analyzed the alma maters of 250 chief executive officers of U.S. tech companies with a market value of more than $1 billion. Marquette produced five graduates who have gone on to lead companies in the digital business world. Which earned us a ranking of number six among undergraduate universities where tech CEOs studied.

Ralph Quinsey, Eng '76, was a Golden Eagle before he became the CEO of TriQuint Semiconductor, which builds components for electronics makers including Apple. See an upcoming issue of AHOYA for more details on the other CEOs in this group.

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Q&A with Andrew Williams

Dr. Andrew Williams discusses how the power of robotics and artificial intelligence can improve the world.  His current research focus is on using those technologies to address childhood obesity.  Williams’ Q&A.

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Engineering Hall receives LEED gold certification

Marquette University's Engineering Hall recently received the LEED – Gold certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system.

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Secrets of the knuckleball

Discovery Channel and 60 Minutes Sports  visited the college to learn about the knuckleball.  Why does the knuckleball move so erratically? Mike Morrissey, Grad ’09, used his engineering prowess to find out.

Guided by Dr. John Borg, associate professor of mechanical engineering, Morrissey studied the aerodynamics of baseball’s most-puzzling pitch for his master’s thesis.

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