Founded in 1866 as the first teacher preparatory institution in the state of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has a legacy of academic excellence that has helped thousands of students find their direct path to success. Today, UW-Platteville offers 40+ academic programs designed to help every student succeed professionally and personally. Engineering programs account for nearly half of the students on campus, with Mechanical Engineering being the largest program.
At UW-Platteville, we are unapologetically dedicated to undergraduate education and pride ourselves in offering a hands-on and engaging educational opportunities for all of our students. Hands-on at UW-Platteville goes beyond the many labs integrated into our classes and beyond providing students and student organizations with generous access to fabrication space; we ensure students have the opportunity to engage with what they are learning and are comfortable asking questions and interacting with their instructors. This is demonstrated by the passion faculty and staff have for teaching and learning.
KEEN allows us to transform our practical and skills-based education into an educational experience that focuses on promoting Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML). With EML, we better prepare our students to be valuable to their future organizations. The 3C’s, curiosity, creativity, and making connections, that are embedded in EML help students look past the immediate problem and see the broader impacts of their work including social, financial, cultural, political and environmental effects.
The Network will also add tremendous value to our students’ education. Every interaction by UW-Platteville with KEEN partners and others to date, through workshops, the annual conference, or Engineering Unleashed, has added tremendous value. Network partners are extraordinarily willing to share information and resources about engineering education. It is refreshing and inspirational to engage a community that shares our value of teaching and learning, and we look forward to contributing to the network.
University Mission: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in a broad spectrum of disciplines including: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; criminal justice; education; business; agriculture; and liberal arts. We promote excellence by using a personal, hands-on approach to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and contribute wisely as an accomplished professional and knowledgeable citizen in a diverse global community.
University Vision: UW-Platteville will be recognized as the leading student-focused university for its success in achieving excellence, creating opportunities, and empowering each individual.
UW-Platteville engineering programs have a long legacy of producing graduates who create value for their employers from their very first day on the job. We are embracing the KEEN entrepreneurial mindset in our curricula to enhance and complement the value of a UW-Platteville engineering education and ensure graduates have the mindset and skillset they need to succeed in an ever evolving workplace and society.
--Molly Gribb, Dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
Jessica P.M. Fick
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Weekly Progress Reports allow senior design teams have exposure to and to weigh in on 2 additional technical challenges.
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One of the exciting new developments of the 21st century is the emergence of data-driven control and using data obtained from the environment to model and control phenomena of interest. Data-driven control consists of i) using machine learning to try to predict the system behaviour or dynamics of a system of interest and 2) using machine learning (and possibly other techniques) to find a way to actuate the system so that desired outcomes are achieved and maintained. The Internet of Things (IoT) could be a valuable source of real-time data for applications, replacing or enhancing previously-standard controller/sensor mechanisms.
The systems assumed utilizing data-driven control are Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). There is a dependency on GPS system in current assisted
vehicles to navigate them to their destination. This makes
cellular connectivity vital in their operation. Any deficiency of
network connectivity will hinder the GPS system which will
result in the inability of the AV to navigate accurately to the
destination. Consumers expect autonomous vehicles to continue
their journey without any malfunctions, and any cellular
network shortfall will cripple that. To tackle this challenge
effectively, a framework can be used which is
powered by Internet of Sensors (IoS). This framework is controlled by
image-based information which works better than the current
GPS or network-cell systems. To generate a real-time image, implementation and integration of the proper
computer vision algorithm is critical.
In this project student should design multimodal sensors to help AVs understanding the environment better and enhancing their situational awareness.