Post by GBPhoenix1 on Feb 10, 2018 22:20:15 GMT -6
Dr. Miller deserves a lot of credit for getting this done. I think this will really help elevate the profile of the university. Long term this should increase enrollment and help graduate more highly paid alumni. To me this is some of the best academic news in a long term for UW-Green Bay.
This has been LONG overdue for UWGB. In my years at GB (1992-1997), you had to complete your pre-engineering studies at GB, then transfer to UW, UWM, UWP, MSOE, or go out of state to complete your engineering degree. The demand for STEM is ever-increasing and there was no reason why (until now) that the 3rd largest city in WI (and NE WI at large) did not have a 4-year engineering program in the area. With the Medical College of WI (MCW) opening up a campus at SNC, this also helps the overall profile for NE WI. The current enrollment is about 7100-7200; Hope this engineering program (with additional offerings) eventually pushes the enrollment to over 8000.
In talking to one of my buddies who is a Mech Engineer, he said that a Mech Engineering degree is a very versatile engineering degree to have (not as niched like Nuclear Engineering, for example) and a good start for GB's budding engineering program. Hope they add programs like Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering in the coming years. Maybe as GB's engineering program gets more established, I can see a potential partnership with the MCW maybe for a a biomedical engineering degree.
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2018 11:46:35 GMT -6 by gbbrl97