Wisconsin governor talks with engineering students about their research

Marcia Silva, Gov. Evers, Andrew Thompson

Sachin Davis, Gov. Evers, Marcia Silva

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers visited Marcia Silva’s lab at the UWM Water Technology Accelerator on April 25. Silva is an adjunct assistant professor of both electrical engineering & computer science and industrial & manufacturing engineering.

Four technologies were presented to the governor by UWM students—including two from the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Sachin Davis (master’s student, electrical engineering) presented his work on a novel non-invasive device for detection of thin biofilms inside of pipes; Andrew Thompson, (undergraduate, computer science), presented his work on an optical sensor for detection of particles in water.

“I am so proud of all my talented students!” says Silva.