Engineers Week Dinner (WSPE & ASCE)

Please join us for our annual Engineer’s Week Banquet co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers.

Date:

February 20, 2020

Presenter:

Greg Engle Director of Planning and Preparedness at Wisconsin Emergency Management, Director of GRIDEX V  

Topic:

Five million people are without power across the Eastern United States in what is being described as a coordinated physical and cyber attack against the bulk electric power system.”   On November 13-14, Midcontinent Independent System Operators (MISO) reenacted a scenario similar to this fictional headline. Thankfully it was not real but it was part of an important biannual grid security exercise known as GridEx V. With 6,500 participants in the United States and Canada representing more than 425 organizations from across the electric power industry and federal and state governments, the exercise tested the US’s individual and collective electrical systems by bombarding the participants with a range of dramatic simulated conditions, such as fuel shortages, loss of control center functionality, physical and cyber attacks, and a compromised back office, to test its resiliency and ability to respond and recover from a severe security event.

Event Schedule  

5PM-6PM – Social

6:30PM-7:00PM – Dinner/Awards Presentation/Mathcounts (In addition, Bill Womback post humous, will receive an award)

7:00PM-8:00PM – Guest Speaker

Please click here for registration

November 2019 Tour

On November 18th we hosted a tour of the newly expanded UW-Madison Structures lab! The lab was a $3.2 million expansion that added an additional 2,000 ASF / 2,200 GSF. Thanks for all that joined us!

Annual Joint Dinner: UW-Madison/Platteville

This year the UW-Madison student group hosted our annual joint dinner with the students! The night started off with our guest speaker, Mike Yeutter from the Boldt Company to talk about the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin: Surgery Expansion Project as well as discussion of management and people skills when dealing with engineers! We followed the speaker with the awarding of our annual scholarships! Thanks again to all of our donors and attendees!

2019 Scholarship Awardees

Alison Pagel – UW Madison