University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Engineering External Relations (EER) is dedicated to enhancing the state, national and global reputation of the UW-Madison College of Engineering and building strong relationships between the college and its 42,000-plus alumni. EER employs a wide range of communication tools to reach core audiences and the general public, including:

  •   State and national media relations
  •   Print magazines and newsletters
  •   Targeted advertising
  •   Online communication
  •   On- and off-campus events
  •   Video and social media


 Contact us


Renee L. Meiller
Interim Director
Engineering External Relations
2348 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608/262-2481
Fax: 608/263-9259

Alumni and Corporate Relations
2630 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608/890-3004
Fax: 608/262-6400

Media/Alumni Relations
Renee Meiller
Scott Gordon
John Steeno

Graphic Design
Phil J. Biebl

Digital Media
Renee Meiller
Scott Gordon
Joyce Tikalsky

Engineering External Relations logo.


Icon: Alumni. Alumni Relations

The office provides event planning and email marketing support for alumni relations, both on and off campus. EER organizes and prepares communication for the annual COE Engineers’ Day. We provide support on matching alumni volunteer interests with college needs. We also manage a twice-annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. We provide targeted communications to highlight top development priorities to alumni.
Support Us | Badger Engineers


Icon: Media Relations.Media Relations

Our staff produces more than 100 news releases per year on major research, teaching and public service advances in the college, working closely with University Communications on state and national distribution. We maintain close relationships with key media covering higher education, engineering and science beats and promote faculty experts on hot topics in the news. We advise individuals and departments on media strategy and provide issues management support on challenging media topics.
News archive


Icon: Digital Media Services.Digital Media Services

We manage a variety of online products aimed at reaching targeted audiences, including blogs for students and alumni, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn news feeds and a college YouTube channel. EER can help college departments update their website presence through design and content management services. We provide both in-house and vendor-based video production on top college priorities.
Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Badger Engineers | LinkedIn


Icon: Publications.Publications

We write, edit and publish the signature college publication, Perspective Magazine, which is distributed to all alumni of the college twice annually. The office also produces an Annual Report edition of Perspective that showcases top college and departmental priorities. EER also manages print and electronic departmental newsletters and targeted development communication tools.
Perspective  |  Annual Report


Icon: Design Services. Design Services

Our office provides graphic identity standards for the college, maintains a large photo library, designs all college publications, provides special event support and signage, serves as liaison for all printing services and mailings, and produces a wide range of collateral materials (stationery, letterhead, business cards, etc.).
Graphic Identity | UW Policies and Guidelines | UW Editorial Style Guide