Message from Dean Brett Peters

Brett Peters, Ph.D., Dean

Colleagues, alumni and friends.

Now more than ever people are looking to engineers to solve the world’s toughest problems, which include: finding and delivering cheaper, cleaner energy and safe drinking water; advancing lifesaving medical breakthroughs; building and designing stronger, safer roads, bridges and infrastructure; and finding solutions for information security and data risk management.

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we slow down. As one of the nation’s leading research universities, and the only R1 university in southeastern Wisconsin, our faculty are busy conducting research with far-reaching implications. Our students are busy assisting in that research, taking summer courses and hard at work in their internships.

From announcing our membership in GRAPES (GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems), to creating concrete to last 100 years, to reducing traffic-related deaths, to offering a new course on the Internet of Things in connected enterprises, amazing things are happening right here in Milwaukee at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science.

We’ll be in touch with a calendar of events for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year and a full list of ways you can get involved.

Meanwhile, whether you are staying close to home or are traveling, I hope you are enjoying the many opportunities for rejuvenation that summer offers.