A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Sandberg Retires from Shops

Robert J. Sandberg

Robert J. Sandberg
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Bollinger to Fund Sandberg Scholarship

Robert J. Sandberg , manager of the College of Engineering Shops , has retired as of August 1 after more than 36 years with the UW. Sandberg began his career with the Mechanical Engineering department in 1964 after military service and receiving his BS degree from the department. He went on to earn his MS here in 1967.

Sandberg worked on many design and fabrication projects for both teaching laboratories and research projects over the years, taught a number of undergraduate courses, and was involved in a COE project in Indonesia in 1982-83. In 1992-93, he won the Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Award. Sandberg continues to work on design projects on a part-time basis in the shops.

In honor of Sandberg 's contributions to the College of Engineering , John Bollinger , dean emeritus of COE , has established an annual Robert J. Sandberg "Hands-On Engineering Scholarship," in the amount of $1,000. Bollinger has asked that the scholarship be awarded to an ME junior or senior who has demonstrated exceptional talent in reducing engineering theory to practice through the construction of engineering prototypes using the shop facilities. Alumni who were helped by Sandberg during their student years may also wish to contribute to an undergraduate award in his name; contributions can be made to UW Foundation with a directive for the ME department.

ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.

ME Newsletter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

      Editor: Gail Gawenda

Designer: Lynda Litzkow

Last Modified: Thursday, 19-Apr-2001 16:09:45 CDT

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