2020 Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference (MERC): Leading with Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This conference will be co-hosted by the UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science and the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at UWM’s Student Union on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28.

Learn more about the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the college and the university. This signature event brings together federal agencies, industry and academia for technical discussions around the nation’s research enterprise. We’ll do deep dives around today’s critical topics, which include water, energy and big data and more.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Missy Hughes, who was named CEO and Secretary of Wisconsin’s flagship economic development agency, WEDC, by Gov. Tony Evers, earlier this year
  • Peter Faguy, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Technology Council
  • Y. Jeffrey Yang, Senior Scientist and Advisor in EPA’s National Risk ManagementResearch Laboratory
  • Keri McConnell, Executive Director, Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute
  • Brian Thompson, President, UWM Research Foundation and Director, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

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Registration deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6 pm Central Time.