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.


Attend the annual Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference, 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”


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  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • @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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • Alumnus Satya Nadella leads Microsoft to No. 1 spot in ranking of best-managed U.S. companies
    Congratulations to UWM alumnus and Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella (’90 MS Computer Science). The Wall Street journal reported that Drucker Institute (a unit of Claremont Graduate School) ranked Microsoft No. 1 in their annual Management Top 250 ranking. The institute has ranked the tech giant as the best-run … Read more
  • Alumnus’s start-up now listed as one of fastest growing companies in U.S.
    Entrepreneur Jesse DePinto (’13 BS Mechanical Engineering) co-founded Frontdesk in 2017, a privately held company that rents short-term accommodations to travelers in 34 U.S. cities. In August, he assumed the role of CEO. The company’s recent headlines include being listed on the Inc. 5000 list, marking it as one the … Read more
  • Ben Caya, Dennis Webb named as 2023 Alumni Award Winners
    Congratulations to College of Engineering & Applied Science alumni Ben Caya and Dennis Webb. The two are among the 13 individuals and organizations chosen by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association to receive awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the university and community. All honorees will be officially … Read more
  • Alumna talks about the positive impact of buying used clothing
    Marissa Jablonski (‘15 PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, ’09 MS Civil & Environmental Engineering) discussed the impact of buying used clothes, with TMJ-4. Jablonski is executive director of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. "When you think about the production of a new T-shirt, it uses about 2,700 liters of water," … Read more
  • 3 UWM civil engineering alumni in the news
    Shelly Billingsley (’00 BS Civil Engineering) was recently appointed director of Kenosha County’s Department of Public Works. In this position, she oversees the divisions of facilities, highways, planning and development, parks and golf. Billingsley holds an MBA from UW-Parkside and is vice president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American … Read more