STEM Center



The STEM Center’s vision is to be the access point for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) exploration, inspiration and collaboration.

The STEM Center at Madison College provides inclusive and innovative programming, services and guidance to foster engagement and success in STEM careers.

Speaker Series

STEM Center Speaker Series

Fall 2017

The STEM Center has assembled a speaker series with presentations every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Truax Campus Main Building room C1450. No reservations required.

  • September 6
    Dr. Ross Radel, PE, President—Phoenix Nuclear Labs
    High-Yield Neutron Generators for Industrial Applications
    Link to Video Recording of Dr. Radel's Presentation

  • September 13
    Andrew Santoso, Catherine Steffel, and Amy Weisman, UW-Madison
    The Many Paths of a Medical Physicist
    Link to Video Recording of Andrew Santoso, Catherine Steffel, & Amy Weisman's Presentation

  • September 20
    Dr. Matthew A. Lazzara, Faculty—Madison College 
    Observing Antarctica with the Next Generation Polar Climate and Weather Station

  • September 27
    Daryl Rothamer, ACS Design•Construction•Integration
    An Engineer’s Journey—It Began With An Interest in Engines

  • October 4
    Dr. Ilia Guzei, UW-Madison Director of Crystallography
    The Significance of Crystallography

  • October 11
    Tina Lippiatt, Human Resources—Electronic Theatre Controls
    Employment Opportunities at Electronic Theater Controls

  • October 18
    Melissa Wittkowske—Wisconsin State Crime Lab
    An Introduction to the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

  • October 25
    Clayton Fellman et. al.
    —UW Madison's Hyper Loop Team: Badger Loop
    Badgerloop: A Look Into the Design of Hyperloop Pods

  • November 1
    Dr. Kit Carlson, Faculty—Madison College
    Growing a Career in the Biological Sciences: “Epic Wins” and Other Secrets to Success

  • November 8
    Jason Veal, Head Distiller—Death’s Door Distillery
    The Science of Distilling Alcohol

  • November 15
    Dr. Claudio Gratton, UW-Madison Dept. of Entomology
    Entomology Research and Opportunities at UW-Madison

  • November 29
    Dr. Stephen Levas, UW-Whitewater Dept. of Biological Sciences
    Coral Reef Research

  • December 6
    Brian Schumann
    —Trek Bicycles
    Engineering a Trek Bicycle

Explore Programs

Program Tours and Transfer Opportunities

Fall 2017

The STEM Center has put together a series of tours of program spaces and transfer recruitment presentations meeting every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Truax Campus Main Building room C1454. No reservations required.

  • September 5
    Dr. Rachael Lancor, Associate Professor in Chemistry, Physics & Geoscience
    Edgewood College

  • September 12
    Judy Prest, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
    Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

  • September 19
    Dr. Catherine Chan, Associate Professor, Departments of Biological Sciences & Chemistry

  • September 26
    Kristi Gimmel-Becker, Director, Collaborative Engineering Program

  • October 3
    Tour—Automotive Technology Program
    Paul Flogel

  • October 10
    Tina Current, Senior Academic Advisor, College of Engineering & Applied Science

  • October 17
    Tour—Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology Program
    Ann Thompson

  • October 24
    Lori Christianson, Admissions Counselor

  • October 31
    Tour—Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology (Robotics) Program
    Peter Dettmer

  • November 7
    Tour—Biotechnology Program
    Tom Tubon

  • November 14
    Tour—Industrial Maintenance Technology Program
    Theresa Valencia

  • November 28
    Dr. Patricia Terry, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, Engineering Chair
    UW-Green Bay

  • December 5
    Tour—Architectural Technology Program

    Mike Ford


Opportunities for community collaboration include:

  • Speaking and demonstration opportunities
  • Presence at outreach events
  • Collaboration with Madison College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math faculty and students

Opportunities for current and prospective students include:

  • Mentoring
  • Career mapping
  • Speaker series
  • Collaboration space for STEM students, clubs and organizations
  • Programming and services aimed to improve student success in degree completion and/or transfer

All careers in STEM start at Madison College