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Leading by example

The facilities and instrumentation of the Materials Science & Engineering Center are a key asset at UW-Eau Claire, and are a main draw for students, researchers, and industrial partners. However, the faculty and staff of the Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering program have been making headlines, and they continue to impress on local, state and national levels.

Whether they are securing federal grants to support student-faculty collaborative research, accepting teaching awards from the UW System Board of Regents, or mentoring students in advanced undergraduate research, the materials science faculty are experts and well-known leaders in this growing academic field.

One tremendous advantage our program offers over others is that unlike materials science programs at larger universities, our courses are taught 100% by our faculty. Teaching assistants, TA’s, are a wonderful asset to undergraduate programs, and can do a great job in supplementing academic offerings at big schools. On this campus, however, we provide the faculty experts themselves to deliver all the lectures, instruction, and research mentoring, a decision making factor that was not lost on recent graduate and Rhodes Scholar Tayo Sanders.

Due to the size of UWEC and the MSE program, students really get close attention and mentorship from the faculty. They have helped make my experiences more than just school. It made it feel like it was a second home.

Kao Zoua Yang Materials Science

Browse the stories below to see what our faculty and staff are up to, and how they work together to build a unique academic program at UW-Eau Claire. Contact any one of our faculty for more information on the Materials Science + Biomedical Engineering program, or fill out the contact card at the bottom of this page to schedule a visit!

Liz Glogowski in lab

Guiding Blugolds in research

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs hands out special awards to faculty for outstanding work with students involved in research at UW-Eau Claire.

Amazing mentor
UW-Eau Claire student Jason Luhmann (left) and Dr. Matt Jewell.

Matt Jewell awarded $750,000 DOE grant

Dr. Matt Jewell, has been awarded a five-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fund a faculty-student research project that seeks to improve superconductor technology in the medical and science fields.

National funding
Marc McEllistrom

Engineer your future here

Dr. Marc McEllistrem makes the case for the materials science and engineering program at UW-Eau Claire as the best four-year option in the area.

Best option
Dr. Liz Glogowski (left) works with materials science student Liz Stubbs on measuring the viscosity of polymer samples as part of the UW System Applied Research Grant project. Different viscosities of the polymers are important for enhanced oil recovery.

Grants support faculty/student research

Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski, assistant professor of materials science at UW-Eau Claire, has received $105,000 in grant money to continue student-faculty collaborative research related to new polymeric materials.

Grants go far
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