Dean Peters talks with alumni at event

Stay Connected

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 is passionate about inspiring more women engineers and leaders

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), principal civil engineer and CEO of Stormwater Solutions Engineering
  • 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”


Receive the latest news from the college regarding research, student initiatives, alumni colleagues and more. We’d love to hear about your news, too.

  • 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 …
  • Microsoft, led by UWM alumni Satya Nadella, makes TIME’s list of most influential companies
    TIME magazine named Microsoft to its list of the 100 most influential companies of 2023, highlighting its heavy investments in OpenAI. Microsoft’s CEO is Satya Nadella, who earned a master’s degree in computer science from UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science in 1990. More.
  • With funding from Satya and Anu Nadella, 10 Milwaukee high school students receive full-ride scholarships to UWM; 8 plan to study computer science
    They are proud to be heading to college and setting examples for younger siblings. They play guitar, design clothing, volunteer at food pantries and perform improv comedy. They recognize the sacrifices made by their parents. Meet the recent graduates from Milwaukee high schools who were awarded full-ride Nadella Scholarships to …
  • @TheTable: How racing legend Alan Kulwicki’s mechanical engineering degree changed the game
    Nathan Salowitz, associate professor, mechanical engineering, was a guest on a TMJ4 segment on April 25, where he discussed how the late NASCAR Hall of Fame member Alan Kulwicki (’77 Mechanical Engineering) used his UWM degree to change the game on the racetrack. Kulwicki’s legacy lives on at UWM’s College …
  • Alum Alan Kulwicki commemorated on the 30th anniversary of his death
    Former pit crew members and friends of the late Milwaukee NASCAR Hall of Fame member Alan Kulwicki (’77 Mechanical Engineering) shared memories at an event March 31 to mark the 30th anniversary of Kulwicki’s death. The event was held outside the Kulwicki Garage in EMS. More.
  • Biz Times names alumnae Bristoll-Groll and Miller to their 2023 Notable Women in STEM list
    Two alumnae from UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science were named to the Biz Times Notable Women in STEM list. Congratulations to Carrie Bristoll-Groll (‘94, BS Civil Engineering, pictured left), chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based Stormwater Solutions Engineering, and Ashley Miller (‘07, MS Industrial Engineering, pictured right), senior industrial …
  • Alumnus Jeff Kautzer named winner of the 2022 GE Edison Award for GE HealthCare
    Congratulations to Jeff Kautzer (MS Electrical Engineering ’83, BS Electrical Engineering ’81), a long-time adjunct instructor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UWM and chief electrical engineer, GM Imaging Hardware Platforms, at GE HealthCare. Kautzer, who holds 30 patents, recently received the 2022 GE Edison Award for career contributions …