WIMSEA Meeting:  Friday, April 24 (Reception Thursday, April 25)

Wisconsin Idea: Materials Science and Engineering Affiliates

THE MISSION of WIMSEA is to promote
university outreach, industry participation in university research and education, and networking among individuals and companies in materials-related fields.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS RECEIVE early access to students, opportunities to work with and mentor students, access to the newest instrumentation and research, and opportunity to help guide the future of Materials education and research at UW Madison.    

Thank you for making our previous WIMSEA meetings great successes! We received many useful suggestions and have tried to address these by taking action on things we can do quickly.  We are also incorporating suggestions that require long-term action into the MSAE Department Strategic Plan.  

Now it's on to our third meeting!  Please join us on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25, 2014

In this meeting we ask alumni, industrial partners, and friends of the UW Materials Community to meet our students, staff, and faculty.  We also ask our visitors to give input into our Department Strategic Plan.  Participation costs 50$ to cover expenses and a day of your time! THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR STUDENTS OR STAFF.  

group of students in industrial lab

WIMSEA brings in alumni and industrial partners to meet and interact with our students. It provides a forum for outside partners to sponsor senior design projects, contribute expertise to the educational mission of the university, help mentor students, and help us maintain a modern and relevant curriculum. Outside partners gain access to our latest research and research facilities. 


  THURSDAY, April 24

    6:00-8:00 pm      Informal reception at the MSAE building; 
refreshments and appetizers provided! 
                             Poster session for students 
                             A great time to network!
  FRIDAY, April 25  265 MS&E

    8:30-9:00 am      Bagels and coffee

    9:00-9:30            Introduction and Review,  Prof. Don Stone
        Student Presentations: Senior Capstone Projects

                                Nick Moxon -- Growth of Cuprous Oxide by Electrochemical Reaction
                                Julio Zelaya, Matt Sherman -- Cryo-Forming of Ti Alloys and Burr Formation
                                Robin Kradich -- Dislocation Pit Analysis in SiGe Thin Films
                                Michael Arend -- Molecular CO2 Absorption
                                Dan Becker, Chinedu Obasih -- Thermal Properties of Grey Cast Iron
    10:50-11:00        Break  

    11:00-noon        Faculty Presentations

                             Materials Genome Initiative and Wisconsin Materials Institute: Professor Dane Morgan
                          Advanced Manufacturing: Professor Frank Pfefferkorn, Mechanical Engineering

    12:00-1:00          Lunch (Provided via Monty's Blue Plate Diner)

    1:00-2:30            HACKATHON!  Design a Processing Lab Sequence!

    2:30-3:00            Wrap-up, Recommendations

    3:00-4:00            Department Tea

4:00-5:00            Visitors are encouraged to meet with individual faculty and surrounding students after                                  the end of formal activities!