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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Alumni Chapter: 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.

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.


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.

Ali Bakhshinejad, finalist in WI Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Congratulations to Ali Bakhshinejad (‘18 PhD Mechanical Engineering) who is one of 50 Wisconsin entrepreneurs to make the final round of the 2019 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, which supports early-stage entrepreneurship. Learn more.