A student in the lab of Assistant Professor Jerald Thomas (left) tries to navigate a virtual world while wearing virtual reality goggles. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Alyssa Schnorenberg (left), a scientist in the lab of Professor Brooke Slavens, and student Anthony Nguyen demonstrate how they visualize the muscle activation necessary for normal human movement. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Professor Habib Rahman (center) and his lab members use a robotic arm they designed to take a water bottle from Brian Thompson (left), UWM chief innovation and partnership officer. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Associate Professor Ben Church (right) and graduate students Ian Smith (left) and Elmer Prenzlow are researching how to increase the tensile strength of a metal alloy often used in industry when it is exposed to high temperatures. Tensile strength refers to the maximum stress that a material can bear before breaking when it is stretched or pulled. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Student Patrick Severson explains how internal components of a tire, made of various carbon fiber composites developed in Associate Professor Rani El Hajjar’s lab, affect tire performance. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
With Assistant Professor Chanyeop Park (left) and UWM Chancellor Mark Mone looking on, Hassan Abdallah (right) describes projects in the Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems to Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman. The event Nov. 2 celebrated new research labs in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Jay Rothman, Universities of Wisconsin president, holds up a gift from the engineering college – a 3D printed miniature of the UWM Pounce statue. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Some of the newer faculty in biomedical engineering spoke with guests about the research in their respective labs, including (from left) Assistant Professors Mahsa Dabagh, Jacob Rammer, Qingsu Cheng and Priya Premnath. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Speakers at the event included (from left) CEAS Associate Dean Andrew Graettinger; CEAS Dean Brett Peters; Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman; UWM Chancellor Mark Mone; Craig Rigby, vice president of echnology at Clarios; UWM Provost Andrew Daire and CEAS Associate Dean Prasenjit Guptasarma. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
A two-year renovation has turned the ninth and 10th floors of UWM’s Engineering & Mathematical Sciences building into a bright and modern research area and workspace that encourages collaboration.
The College of Engineering & Applied Science showed off the new facilities last week during an open house that included Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman.
“We wanted to show off the incredible transformation. But we’re also highlighting the research and the work that our faculty and students are doing in many different areas,” Dean Brett Peters said. “It’s all about fostering collaboration.”