Alumni: Join Us!

Your connection to the past and support for the future is what keeps the College of Engineering & Applied Science vibrant and relevant!


With over 11,000 alumni, the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee actively works as a facilitator for alumni to help advance their careers, keep track of colleagues, learn about the latest research and lots more.

Join us! We have many different opportunities to suit all levels of commitment–whether one time or ongoing. We look forward to connecting with you.

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Join a great and growing group! Enjoy social and support activities with others who share your commitment to the college. Your time commitment is a few hours every few months. Your membership in the UWM Alumni Association is complimentary. The current virtual platform provides expanded opportunities for you to get involved from anywhere in the world.

One-Time Events: Only have a little time? You could speak with current or prospective students, judge the Student Research Poster Competition, join or support the Milwaukee Engineer team for the 5K Panther Prowl Run/Walk, or even get career insights for yourself, to name just a few opportunities.


Congratulations to Molly Gribb (PhD Civil Engineering ’93, MS Civil Engineering ’88)

Congratulations to Molly Gribb (PhD Civil Engineering ’93, MS Civil Engineering ’88) who was named in May as dean to both Bradley University’s Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology as well as its Foster College of Business. She will be the first woman to oversee either college at this Illinois university.

Gribb has served as dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since July 2015.

Isaac Ngui earns two prestigious fellowships at UIUC; credits UWM faculty for inspiration

Isaac Ngui, ’20 BS Computer Science, minor in math, began his PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) this fall and is working with Nancy Amato, Director of Computer Science and Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, in her motion planning lab. He received a GEM fellowship and a computer science excellence fellowship from UIUC. Ngui entered the program with interests in planning for planetary exploration and discovered planning under uncertainty and belief space planning. He has found this area to be very interesting and is intending to explore it more while at UIUC.

Sid Parmar Ashok looks forward to giving back to the UWM community

We are happy to hear from Sid Parmar Ashok (’14 MS Electrical Engineering) who recently reached out to us to reflect on his experience at the college, which he identifies as a turning point in his life. Now that he is settled in a career as a manager with National Grid in the Boston area, he appreciates his time at UWM as a platform to not only excel as an international student, but also to network and collaborate with friends and colleagues, and conduct research with Professors Adel Nasiri and David Yu. He is grateful to all the amazing professors that helped him to understand and strengthen his fundamentals with EE so much that he is now working on his PhD part-time at Harvard. “It has been almost 4 years since my graduation and I look back at my foundation at UWM and it makes me very nostalgic. I hope to give back to the UWM community and hope to strengthen my ties with the research and student community.”

CEAS CEO alums spoke at 2020 MERC about how they succeeded as entrepreneurs

These CEAS CEO alums shared stories of their hard work and rewards of entrepreneurship at the 2020 Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference in February, hosted by the College. Thanks to Ali Bakhshinejad (VasoGnosis), Carrie Bristoll-Groll (Stormwater Solutions),  Jesse DePinto (Frontdesk), and Ben Caya (Spike Brewing) for sharing their experiences and inspiring us all.


Patrick Dimmer promoted to Principal, Ericksson Engineering Associates

Patrick Dimmer (’03, BSE, Civil Engineering) has been promoted to Principal at Ericksson Engineering Associates. Ltd. Also serving as Senior Project Engineer, he is best known to clients for his critical problem-solving skills and technical knowledge.

Erika Pliner receives 2019 Young Scientist Pre-doctoral Award

Erika Pliner, (’14 BSE Mechanical Engineering, ’15 MS Industrial Engineering) received the 2019 Young Scientist Pre-doctoral Award from the American Society of Biomechanics. The award recognizes the scientific achievements of her work exploring individual, environmental, and biomechanical factors that contribute to ladder fall risk. Pliner’s work has already resulted in ways to reduce injuries from ladder falls.

Alumni Gathering in Silicon Valley

In late March a group of our college’s Silicon Valley engineering and computer science alumni gathered with a group which included Dean Peters and Emeritus Professor K. Vairavan. They spent an engaging evening in Mountain View, CA, enjoying excellent camaraderie and an opportunity to catch up with news of the college. Read more.