Tag Archives: professional education

A new opportunity for P.E.’s to talk about ethics

Posted on 01. Oct, 2013 by .

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It’s an unprecedented change, but one that will elevate the quality of engineers who practice in Wisconsin: For the first time ever, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services is requiring professional engineers seeking to renew their licenses to complete 30 professional development hours every two years. And while engineers can meet these requirements [...]

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Sustainability master’s helps professional engineers grow in new directions

Posted on 02. May, 2013 by .

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As energy & CO2 leader for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Steve Skarda spends most of his time working on renewable energy issues. But even on his own time, he thinks about sustainability. “It’s a personal passion for me,” he says. “I love it a lot. I took a car and converted it to an [...]

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College of Engineering facts and figures

Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by .

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The UW-Madison College of Engineering is among the most innovative and consistently highly ranked U.S. colleges of engineering. We are internationally renowned for our leading-edge research and widely recognized for our ability to transfer technological advances into real-world applications via myriad partnerships with industry. Through our world-class undergraduate, graduate- and professional-level educational programs, we enable [...]

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Through new online master’s degree, sustainability engineers will add value to industry

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Geared toward practicing engineers, the new online Master of Engineering in Sustainable Systems Engineering program prepares students to understand and inspire change within their organization relating to complex systems and their effect on the quality of water, land, air, energy, economics and society. “This degree program will provide engineers with the skills to lead change [...]

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Talent assessment and training give company competitive edge

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Through an ongoing partnership with the Johnson Controls North America building efficiency business, Engineering Professional Development Faculty Associate Carl Vieth (left) and Faculty Associate Thomas Smith have created a benchmarking tool called a competency model that will enable the business to make more informed, strategic talent-management decisions. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the business focuses on [...]

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A global connection: Online engineering master’s programs ranked No. 1

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Wisconsin-Madison No. 1 for its online graduate engineering programs in the categories of teaching practices and student engagement and student services and technology. UW-Madison is one of only three universities that made the U.S. News and World Report honor roll for top-quality online engineering degree [...]

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Close ties among online classmates overcome geographic distance

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

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Graduation ceremonies for the Master of Engineering in Professional Practice (MEPP) and Master of Engineering in Engine Systems (MEES) draw people from all over the world. The 40 or so graduates often bring their children, parents, grandparents and significant others to celebrate. “It is not unusual to have 200 people at the combined graduation ceremonies. [...]

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Living and learning in China: Engineering students travel to Hangzhou

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

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They visited public gardens, climbed mountains, navigated a megacity, attended the World Expo, and toured factories. On top of all that, the 17 College of Engineering students who spent summer 2010 in China also took college courses. (The 2011 trip runs May 30 through July 23 and, with 22 students, is filled to capacity.) The [...]

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Here comes the rain: Managing stormwater runoff

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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As we build and pave more of the world, we create surfaces that encourage, rather than manage, runoff, says Engineering Professional Development Faculty Associate Howard Rosen. “With increased development and climate change, the issue of managing stormwater runoff in an environmentally sound and cost-effective way has become a crucial challenge for hydraulic engineers,” he says. [...]

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Go with the flow: Protecting potable water

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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Whether it’s in a residential, commercial or industrial facility, keeping drinking water separate from waste- water seems as straightforward as Plumbing 101. It turns out, however, that the process is anything but simple, and cross-connections, which could contaminate the potable water supply, can occur in a variety of ways. The engineers, plumbers, sprinkler fitters and [...]

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The royal treatment: Improving wastewater engineering

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .

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We don’t often think about it, but in our homes, workplaces and communities, each of us typically uses more than 100 gallons of clean water each day,” says Engineering Professional Development Faculty Associate Ned Paschke. Finding that water, treating it, delivering it, collecting the used wastewater, cleaning that, and returning it safely to the environment [...]

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