Working with the news team

Engineering External Relations is the news and communications unit for the College of Engineering and a partner in the college communications and marketing team. Our mission is to share stories of the world-class research, education and outreach emerging from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. We reach alumni, friends, industry leaders, peer institutions and the public, as well as internal audiences, through print and digital communications and by working with external media outlets.

Engineering External Relations Staff

Renee Meiller, Director of Communications
(608) 262-2481,

Adam Malecek, News Manager
(608) 890-3652,

Sam Million-Weaver, Science Writer
(608) 263-5988,

Tom Ziemer, Science Writer
(608) 265-8669,

Sarah Page, Graphic Designer
(608) 263-1015,

How to work with Engineering External Relations

Internal departments
The Engineering External Relations Office produces stories, newsletters (both print and digital) and other materials on behalf of the college and its departments and units.

To submit story ideas or discuss publications or other communications collateral, faculty or staff should contact their department’s assigned writer:

  • Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering: Tom Ziemer
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering: Sam Million-Weaver
  • Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics: Adam Malecek

News media
To connect with one of the College of Engineering’s experts, contact Renee Meiller at or (608) 262-2481. For after-hours inquiries, call (608) 347-9885.