Dean Peters talks with alumni at event

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There are many benefits to staying connected with our college and a network of 12,000+ College of Engineering & Applied Science alumni across the country. Your connection to the past and support for the future keeps our college vibrant and relevant.

UWM Panthers Connect is a dynamic mentoring and professional development community for UWM alumni, students, faculty, and staff. 

Alumni Events

Join a great and growing group of your peers! Enjoy social and support activities with others who share your commitment to the college. 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. Sign up to learn more here.

Connect with Students

Share your experience with current students, or participate in a panel discussion with prospective students to guide students on their academic journey.


Judge the Student Research Poster Competition, join or support the Milwaukee Engineer team for the 5K Panther Prowl Run/Walk. Questions about events?

Alumna at Rockwell Automation event
UWM Alumni Event at Rockwell Automation
Alumnae Lei Schlitz
UWM alumna Lei Schlitz (’98 PhD Mechanical Engineering), president of global products, Johnson Controls, is passionate about inspiring more women engineers and leaders

A Few Notable Alumni

You’re in great company with these accomplished alumni from the College of Engineering & Applied Science:

  • Satya Nadella (’90 MS Computer Science), Microsoft CEO
  • Carrie Bristoll-Groll (’94 BS Civil Engineering), Former owner of Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC, now Executive VP, Engineering Services, Aqualis.
  • John Kissinger (’79 BS Civil Engineering), GRAEF President and CEO
  • Alan Kulwicki (’77 BS Mechanical Engineering), NASCAR Hall of Fame member, 1992 Nascar Cup Series champion driver and team owner
  • Scott Yanoff (’93 BS Computer Science), developer of one of the world’s first search engines, called the “Yanoff List”


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  • Donor Spotlight: Paul McNally builds on his investment in UWM
    Paul McNally, a UWM Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science, has added to his already generous support of the College with a recent new gift, bringing his total giving to over $1 million. One-quarter of the amount sets up an unrestricted fund for computer science. Another $250,000 is …
  • Two new grads accepted into the GE HealthCare development program
    Recent graduates Alyssa Frisch and Nick Birschbach knew they wanted to study electrical engineering and computing engineering, respectively. But like many undergraduates, they weren’t sure what careers their degrees would lead to. Their job after graduation will allow them to “try on” more experiences in that pursuit. The two were …
  • Alum and Distinguished Engineer at NVIDIA talks about making vehicles autonomous
    It was while his father was recovering from surgery that a young Daniel Spiewak (’12 BS computer science) and his dad began learning computer programming together. They started with trial and error, with the younger Spiewak typing in the commands. His dad eventually lost interest, but his son was hooked. …
  • Happy 50th anniversary to Mr. Kahn!
    About 60 people attended a surprise party May 2 for Iftekharuddin Khan in honor of his 50th anniversary of teaching as an adjunct at the College. He has continuously taught part-time at UWM after earning his master’s degree in industrial engineering from UWM in 1974. Khan was greeting by faculty, …
  • More accolades for alum Satya Nadella
    Time magazine has named Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella (’90 MS computer science) one of its 100 Most Influential People of 2024. For the magazine’s special 2024 Time100 issue, other leaders in an awardee’s field write about them in a short essay. Nadella’s essayist is Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and …
  • Two alums honored in their work on behalf of sustainability by U.S. DOE
    Farah Nourin (’22 PhD, mechanical engineering) and Ahmad Abbas (’20 PhD, mechanical engineering) were among those recognized for outstanding achievement in energy engineering with an Industrial Assessment Center Alumni Award.  While working on their degrees at UWM, Nourin and Abbas were members of UWM Department of Energy-sponsored Industrial Assessment Center …
  • Gift from Dennis and Susan Webb supports engineering graduate students
    Alums Dennis and Susan Webb (’71 BS Materials Engineering and ’74 BA Art History, respectively) have made a generous gift that will provide financial support to graduate students enrolled in the College, with a preference for those pursuing a degree in materials engineering. The $100,000 donation creates a fund that …
  • UWM alum and Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella marks ten years since taking the lead at the world’s largest company
    It’s been a great decade for Satya Nadella (’90 MS Computer Science), who took over as CEO of Microsoft Corp. on Feb. 4, 2014. Since then, he’s led the company to its present pinnacle of success, with the company now valued at $3 trillion. A few of his recent accolades …
  • Milwaukee Engineer Valentines who tied the knot
    Students come to college for their degree but leave with more than that. With so many people to meet in college, it’s not surprising that many lifelong relationships are formed. And, for some, that included finding “the one.” In honor of Valentine’s Day, we present four stories of couples who …
  • Engineering firm GRAEF promotes two UWM alums to leadership roles
    Two alumni from the college have been promoted to leadership roles at GRAEF – a Milwaukee-based engineering, planning and design firm – in the company's structural engineering arm. Steve Rech (’00 MS and ’98 BS, Civil Engineering) serves as the firm’s director of structural engineering. Kyle Poklar (’15 MS Civil Engineering) …
  • CS alum Ahmad Tafti lands a ‘Eureka Award’ from Oracle
    Computer science alumnus Ahmad Tafti (’16 PhD; advisor: Habib Rahman), who is now assistant professor of health informatics in the University of Pittsburgh, has received an Oracle Excellence Award for Research, one of several awards the company bestows on researchers in academic, commercial, and governmental settings. The honor recognizes a …
  • Alumnus Reza Moini Earns NSF CAREER Award
    Reza Moini ('15 MS Civil Engineering; advisor: Konstantin Sobolov) has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. An assistant professor at Princeton University, this award supports his work to understand and engineer a new generation of concrete composites, inspired by naturally tough materials such as bone and mother-of-pearl, to allow …