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Milwaukee SPE Future Cities Competition
Milwaukee SPE Sponsored two awards at this year’s Future Cites Competition held at MSOE.
Milwaukee SPE Sponsored two awards at this year’s Future Cites Competition held at MSOE. Over 40 elementary schools entered the event and judged on several different categories. Milwaukee SPE sponsored two $250 awards. It was great to interact with these outstanding young people. The teams showed great enthusiasm and talent. Milwaukee SPE Board members – Jack Hill, Renee Nehls, Matt Bennett and Ray Ciezki participated as judges.
Photos shown of the winners from the Future Cities competition:
Left: Best Knowledge of Plastics – Waukesha Stem Academy
Right: Roger Tamsen Memorial Award- Best use of Plastics – St Sebastian School – Milwaukee
The Milwaukee chapter of SPE would like to invite you to take advantage of the unique chance to tour the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, starting at 5:30 PM.
The event will be hosted by Professor Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Ph.D., and Paula Hohoff, M.Sc., Chief Engineer of the PEC.
The polymer engineering activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison date back to 1946 when Professor Ronald Daggett started the first mechanical engineering plastics course taught in the nation. Many of the Wisconsin plastics companies have their roots originating from UW-Madison.
Currently, research interests at the PEC range from traditional plastics and polymeric/metal composites to bio-based polymers and composites; from conventional to emerging and innovative processes like 3D printing; from geometric modeling and prototyping to process control and automation; from nanofilm and nanocomposites to microcellular plastics; and from advanced modeling and simulation to AI-based tools for design and manufacturing.
The breadth and depth of research activities at the PEC at UW-Madison have made it one of the nation’s strongest research groups in the areas of mechanical engineering, polymer engineering, and polymer composites research.
Location: 1513 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 5:30 PM
Cost: $35 for SPE members, and $45 for non-members
Box dinner and drinks to be served
Please register by 10/24/23
Suggested parking: Parking ramp Lot 17 on Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Join SPE Milwaukee from 4pm-7pm on January 16th for a chance to catch up with your friends in the industry. This will be at the Rock and Brews restaurant inside Potawatomi Casino at 1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233.
Please register here if you can attend. The cost is $15 per participant, and you’ll need to pay your own bar/dinner tab at the restaurant, an 18% gratuity will be automatically added to your tab since we’re expecting a good-sized group. Everyone at the event will receive a free $10 in rewards play to be used at casino. Bring a friend, bring a non-SPE member, it will be fun! Any questions can be sent to Jason Braman at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll see you there.