Engineering Research Showcase


Friday, February 7, 2020
Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio, Wendt Commons | 215 N Randall Ave (lower level) | Madison WI

Wisconsin’s Small and Medium (SMM) sized suppliers face the challenge of addressing production process workflow. This session will allow SMMs to learn about the potential impact of UW-Madison’s research capabilities on processing workflow issues. Companies will present an overview of the challenges they face and will discuss potential projects that can be solved with faculty and students. The goal of this session is to outline beneficial pathways for local industry, students, and UW-Madison to define impactful interactions and collaborations.


9:00am-9:30am Kickoff and introductions ·  Ian Robertson, Dean, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
·  Dan Thoma, Director, Grainger Institute for Engineering, UW-Madison
·  Vincent Rice, VP Sector Strategy Development, WEDC
9:30am-10:30am Industry presentations
Companies highlight main technical goal or research challenge
·  MJS Engineering
·  Emerson Automation
·  Aztalan Engineering
10:30am-11:00am Networking Break & Student Poster Session NA
11:00am-12:00pm Researcher Presentations
Technical response to industrial challenges
·  Frank Pfefferkorn, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
·  Bruce Beihoff, Technical Director, Grainger Institute for Engineering, UW-Madison
·  Sangkee Min, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Lunch & Student Poster Session NA
1:00pm-2:00pm Industry-University Engagement
Opportunities for engagement, i.e. senior design projects, accelerated degree programs, internships, etc.
·  Frank Pfefferkorn, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
·  Justin Hines, Corporate Outreach, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
·  Mike Cheadle, Lecturer and Senior Design Program Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering
· Charlene Yauch, Associate Director, Quick Response Manufacturing Center
·  John Archambault, ECS Director & Assistant Dean for Student Development
2:00pm-2:30pm Closeout and path forward ·  Dan Thoma, Director, Grainger Institute for Engineering, UW-Madison


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