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Edgewood College and UW-Platteville Launch New Partnership

  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

UW-Platteville-News

(l. to r., Melanie Herzog, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Edgewood College; Margaret Noreuil, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean, Edgewood College; Mary Ellen Gevelinger, Interim President, Edgewood College; Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor, UW-Platteville; Rachael Lancor, Associate Professor of Physics, Edgewood College; Joanne Wilson, Provost and Vice Chancellor, UW-Platteville; Molly Gribb, Dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, UW-Platteville.

Madison, Wis. (March 4, 2020) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce a new partnership with the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The Engineering Dual Degree will allow students to complete two degrees simultaneously. Students will earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from Edgewood College, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering at UW-Platteville. The two institutions celebrated the agreement at a signing ceremony held today.

“We are so pleased to enter into this wonderful partnership with one of the state’s finest universities,” Mary Ellen Gevelinger, Interim President of Edgewood College, said. “The benefits of the liberal arts education we offer - problem-solving and critical thinking – will be a wonderful complement to the outstanding programs at UW-Platteville.”

“Through our UW-Platteville Engineering Program, we collaborate with many two-year institutions across the state to offer our engineering degrees through various modalities, but this is the first agreement of this kind with another four-year institution,” Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor of UW-Platteville, said. “We are excited and proud to partner with our good neighbors at Edgewood College to benefit our students, our universities and all of southern Wisconsin. Graduates of this program will be ready to make immediate contributions to the workforce with these important majors.”

In the new program, students take foundational courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, and required general education courses at Edgewood College. After three years, students will transfer to UW-Platteville to study either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Edgewood College recently opened a Fabrication Laboratory (“Fab Lab”) that provides a space on campus for students to design and fabricate objects using 3D printers, a 50-Watt laser cutter, a CNC machine, and other devices. Students can use the Fab Lab for both independent projects and course assignments. The Fab Lab is a resource for pre-engineering students to learn principles of engineering and design before they enter the engineering program at UW-Platteville.

About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, Wis., Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. We serve approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Strategic Communications at 608-663-2333.

About UW-Platteville
Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville has its roots in both a teaching college and a mining school, which merged in 1959 to form the current university. UW-Platteville serves approximately 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students in the southwest corner of the state. The university offers six engineering majors that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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