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THE DEAN'S MESSAGE

2000-2001 HIGHLIGHTS

COLLEGE DEPARTMENTS


Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE PROGRAMS

COLLEGE CONSORTIA

COLLEGE CENTERS

COLLEGE SERVICES

PRIVATE SUPPORT

2000-2001 FINANCIAL SUMMARY

FACULTY AND DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

2001-2002 INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY BOARD

CREDITS

2001-2002 INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Members of the college's Industrial Advisory Board are professionals in industry and government who advise college administrators, faculty and staff on academic programs, cooperative efforts with industry, and future directions for our institution.

Keeping abreast of developments in industry is vital to preparing our graduates for their careers, and the board plays an important role in communicating news from the industrial world.

During the first year of the 21st century, the UW-Madison College of Engineering continued its progressive journey to enhance its faculty, facilities, relationships with industry and worldwide reputation. As chair of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) during the year, it was indeed a pleasure to be part of a group of graduates of the college that was able to share ideas with administration, faculty and students in their march toward making the college one of the premier engineering schools in the world.

the IAB's primary focus during this year was on two initiatives it developed during the past couple of years: creating a plan to help the college achieve its goal of becoming a top-five college of engineering, and recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and students. We presented to the administration a plan for improving the college's procedures for recruiting and retaining students and faculty. That plan, with the dean's reorganization of the college's Diversity Affairs Office, should position the college well to enhance its diversity efforts.

The ability to pay at a level that attracts top faculty members, and to provide attractive, modern research and teaching facilities, are major requirements for being named to the top-five engineering colleges. We have made great strides in each of these areas; however, simply meeting these basic requirements is not enough. there must be strong leadership, and the college is fortunate in this respect to have at its helm Dean Paul Peercy. Dean Peercy has undertaken several initiatives to help the college realize its vision and, with the help of the faculty, students, administrators and the IAB, strong leadership should continue.

I thank my colleagues on the IAB, Dean Peercy, and the college administrators and faculty members for their help in providing a service to our great college and university.

Sidney B. Williams Jr., 2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board Chair

Kathryn Anderson
Tech. Leader, Control Info. Systems
Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jeffrey A. Banaszynski
Senior Vice President
Allen-Bradley Co., Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John E. Berndt
Consultant
Plano, Texas

Brenda J. Blanchard
Former Secretary of Commerce
State of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Edward P. Cornell
President, CEO
Starion Instruments
Saratoga, California

John R. Dewane
Consultant, Space & Aviation Sys.
Honeywell, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Dean A. Foate
Chief Operating Officer
Plexus Corporation
Neenah, Wisconsin

Jane Griesinger
Principal
Kurt Salmon Associates
Princeton, New Jersey

Thomas F. Gunkel
President and COO
M.A. Mortenson Co.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leon P. Janssen
General Mgr., Academic Accounts
GE Medical Systems, GE Co.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Frederick C. Kiekhaefer
President
Mercury Hi-Performance
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Charles F. Kohlmeyer
Vice President
Baxter Health Care Corp.
Deerfield, Illinois

Lawrence E. Kraus
Divisional VP / Specialty Products
Abbott Laboratories
North Chicago, Illinois

Thomas Kruger
Private Consultant
Charlotte, North Carolina

Brian A. Mitchell
President
Mitchell Construction, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin

Thomas J. Mohs
Chairman
Placon Corp.
Madison, Wisconsin

John S. Nelson
CEO
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin

Thomas Smart
Mgr., Advanced Vehicle Technology
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan

Michael R. Splinter
Exec. VP & GM/Tech. & Mfct.
Intel Corporation
Santa Clara, California

Peter R. Tong
President
Mandarin Partners
Long Beach, California

Richard L. Wilkey
President
Fisher-Barton, Inc.
Watertown, Wisconsin

Sidney B. Williams, Jr.
Of Counsel
Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

 



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