On Monday, October 15, Dr. Blake Wentz, chair of MSOE’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department presented to a group of real estate professionals at MSOE’s Grohmann tower. Wentz introduced the artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will transform their campus. MSOE will be a national educational leader in this transformative technology space, and will apply AI to deepen and enhance the current disciplines of study at the university: engineering, business and nursing. He also introduced the supercomputer, a piece of equipment that will be used not only by students, but by companies that are using AI. This initative will help grow Milwaukee and its tech-based ecosystem.
After the presentation, James Kieselburg led a tour of Grohmann Museum home of the Man at Work collection. The collection compromises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures that span more than 400 years of history. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized wok, from manpower and horsepower to water, steam and electrical power.
About Dr. Blake Wentz: Dr. Blake Wentz, chair of MSOE’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. Wentz joined the MSOE faculty in 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and master’s degree in engineering, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. in technology management from Indiana State University. From 2009-2014, he served as MSOE’s construction management program director. Wentz served as owner’s representative for MSOE’s Grohmann Tower renovation project and currently for the university’s new Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall project, which will break ground this spring. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and American Institute of Contractors (AIC) Certified Professional Constructor (CPC).