Student Highlight: Cora Martell
Cora Martell joined Society of Women Engineers her first year and attended the 2016 Regional Conference at UW-Platteville. She learned about career opportunities and networked with various companies and female professionals.
Martell's big takeaway from the conference was realizing all the resources available to women in engineering. "The amount of support is overwhelming," she said. "My hopes for SWE at Stout is that it continues to grow and develops a stronger relationship with the local community to inspire the younger generation.”
Faculty Highlight: Dr. Wei Zheng
Dr. Zheng is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Plastics Engineering Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Prior to joining UW-Stout, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2008.
Dr. Zheng is the recipient of several state-funded grants including the WiSys Applied Research Grant and the G. A. Taft Professorship of UW-Stout. Her current research focuses on the bio- and/or biodegradable polymers including rheology of polymer melts and glasses, physics of crystallization and glass transition, curing kinetics of reversible thermosets, and structure-property-processing relationship.