University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering


Renee L. Meiller
Director of Communications
UW-Madison College of Engineering
1410 Engineering Drive, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: (608) 262-2481

Media/Alumni Relations
Renee Meiller—(608) 262-2481
Adam Malecek

Graphic Design
Phil J. Biebl

Digital Media
Renee Meiller
Joyce Tikalsky

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 public, including:

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

Engineering External Relations logo.


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 college Engineers’ Day. We provide targeted communications to highlight top development priorities to alumni.
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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


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.
TwitterFacebook | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn



We write, edit and publish the signature college publication, Perspective Magazine, which is distributed to all alumni of the college twice annually. EER also manages print and electronic departmental newsletters and targeted development communication tools.
Perspective  |  Annual Report | Departmental newsletters


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