University News: Engineering
News and stories from Marquette featuring the College of Engineering. For more news, visit the College of Engineering website.

Marquette Opus College of Engineering receives three grants worth $630,459

News release, November 29, 2016

Grants will fund two projects and start a robotics program within local high schools MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering has received three grants worth $630,459 to fund two projects and start a robotics program within some Milwaukee Public Schools. “From primary schools to our advanced research, we are developing technologies, knowledge and […]

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Marquette researcher finds major Middle East dust storm caused by extreme drought, not regional conflict

News release, November 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE – The dust storm that triggered havoc in the Middle East last year likely was caused by extreme climatic conditions, not regional conflict, a new study by a Marquette University environmental engineer has found. The massive storm in September 2015 killed at least a dozen people, whipping across seven countries while canceling flights and […]

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Marquette to host symposium on 1990s peace accords in El Salvador and Guatemala

News release, October 20, 2016

Event focuses on current conditions, focusing on migration, impunity and social justice MILWAUKEE – A symposium on 1990s peace accords in El Salvador and Guatemala will be held at Marquette University on Oct. 27-28. Titled, “What Was Achieved? Migration, Impunity, and Social Justice after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala,” the event is […]

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Marquette alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

News release, September 29, 2016

A Marquette alumni couple have given the university a $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid. The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund full scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College of Engineering. Twenty-three percent of Marquette’s most recent incoming class are first-generation college students. The engineering scholarships include […]

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Marquette biomedical engineering professor receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award

News release, July 27, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Sabbatical Award. Gilat-Schmidt has been at Marquette since 2006 and has spent her career researching and improving imaging technologies, specifically computed tomography. This award will allow Gilat-Schmidt to spend one academic year as a visiting researcher in […]

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Marquette, Rexnord to launch ‘Bridge to Business’ program for young engineers

News release, May 23, 2016

Effort propelled by $1 million corporate gift from Rexnord MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering and College of Business Administration have joined Milwaukee-based manufacturer Rexnord to develop an immersive, four-week experience to give early career engineers business fundamentals. The new program, Bridge to Business for Engineers, is being launched through a $1 million […]

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Olson named interim chair of Marquette-MCW Biomedical Engineering Department

News release, April 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Lars E. Olson has been appointed interim chair of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Biomedical Engineering. Olson currently serves as associate professor and interim chair of Marquette’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and is the director of the human powered nebulizer project. His appointment is effective July […]

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Professor receives $500,000 NSF grant to study the recovery of phosphorus from water

News release, April 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Brooke Mayer, an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has received a $500,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to remove and recover phosphorus from water. The CAREER grant is the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. Mayer’s five-year study, “CAREER: Harnessing the […]

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Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin announce Biomedical Engineering Department

News release, March 28, 2016

Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced the creation of the Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineering Department which will bring together the engineering education and research expertise of Marquette and the medical research, technology and clinical expertise of MCW to provide an inclusive education model for the next generation of engineers, scientists and physicians.

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Marquette Autism Consortium formed to help people with autism spectrum disorder

News release, March 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University announced today it has formed the Marquette Autism Consortium to promote the exchange of ideas among people and groups on campus who are interested in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The consortium seeks to increase opportunities for awareness and inclusion, education, collaborative efforts, research, community connections, and development of resources for individuals […]

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Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation to lead initiative advising White House and Congress on manufacturing and water solutions

News release, December 7, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation have agreed to lead a top-level national initiative aimed at ensuring the continued global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. Focusing on water and manufacturing, the initiative will develop a sector study that includes evaluating the use and re-use of water, the energy-water nexus, identifying water-use related risk […]

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News release, September 24, 2015

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Marquette engineering professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award

News release, August 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Philip Voglewede, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Voglewede is an energetic instructor who is passionate about teaching and student learning. “My teaching goal is to create independent thinkers who are able to […]

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Marquette researchers receive grant to study treatment for caregivers of military-related spinal cord injuries

News release, August 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering has received a $496,000, three-year grant from the Department of Defense to research the adjustments caregivers must undergo when treating veterans and military members with spinal cord injury. Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center at Marquette, will […]

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Marquette researcher receives grant to educate and treat patients with brittle bone disease

News release, August 7, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC) at Marquette, received a $500,000, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. The award is part of the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network, which is working to advance knowledge […]

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Marquette guarantees admission to select Bruce-Guadalupe Community School students into Opus College of Engineering

News release, June 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Qualified students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School would be guaranteed enrollment in Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering under a new partnership between Marquette and the United Community Center. Beginning with the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School Class of 2016, select middle school students will be guaranteed admission to Marquette’s engineering program contingent on their academic […]

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Marquette engineering students honored with national award for bridge project

News release, June 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Students from Marquette University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering in the Opus College of Engineering received the 2015 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education for its submission, Sechum Vehicle Bridge. The project was designed and constructed to aid three rural Guatemalan communities in safely crossing the Rio Pasaguay […]

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Marquette professor honored for research excellence

News release, June 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Nabeel Demerdash, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Marquette University, has been named the university’s 2015 recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence. The annual award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated scholarly distinction and an all-encompassing belief in excellence. As a world-renowned authority and author in […]

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Marquette names next Opus Dean of Engineering

News release, May 12, 2015

Dr. Kristina Ropella, interim dean will assume permanent role MILWAUKEE – Dr. Kristina Ropella, interim Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the next Opus Dean, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. She will assume the permanent role on July 1. “Dr. Ropella is a renowned […]

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Teaching Excellence Award winners demonstrate true meaning behind Be The Difference

Marquette Matters, May 2015

News release, May 11, 2015

In this issue: Teaching Excellence Award winners demonstrate true meaning behind Be The Difference, Demerdash’s important work leads to award for research, profiles of the Way Klingler Young Scholars Award recipients and four staff members recognized for service above and beyond job descriptions.

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