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Six faculty named Summer Research Scholars

June 24, 2014

Six faculty members at University of Wisconsin-Stout have been named Summer Research Scholars. Each will receive partial summer contracts.
Randy Hulke is director of the Fab Lab.
Faculty and their research projects are:

  • Anne Kerber, speech communication, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Marlann Patterson, physics, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Sylvia Tiala, education, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Kerber, Patterson and Tiala will research digital technologies in the Discovery Center Fab Lab to develop competencies in creating low-cost science instrumentation.

  • John Dzissah, operations and management, College of Management, will apply Fab Lab tools in creating metrology instrumentation.
  • Ann Parsons, biology, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is researching and building a medical device certificate program, focusing on curricular development pertaining to regulatory issues in the medical device industry.
  • Wei Shi, engineering and technology, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is developing intelligent control systems for medical devices.

Randy Hulke, director of the Fab Lab, is overseeing the program. “Faculty members, working in a collaborative environment, have the potential to create meaningful products and advance higher-level research proposals to arrive at practical solutions for real-world issues,” Hulke said.

In the fall, the group will meet to share their results.

The Fab Lab at UW-Stout is part of the Discovery Center, a cross-disciplinary umbrella organization that advances the university’s mission through collaboration with business and industry.