New Berlin schools earn STEMMY awards for student education in math, science, robotics

Journal Sentinel / November 7, 2017

The School District of New Berlin was recognized for its progress in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education with a "STEMMY" award from the STEM Forward organization. Read more.

Meeting Wisconsin's Workforce Needs

Shepherd Express / July 12, 2017

Wisconsin STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs will increase at double the rate of other occupations over the course of the next decade, offering higher incomes and lower unemployment than other occupations, according to Change the Equation’s 2017 Vital Signs report. But there remains apprehension among some Wisconsin employers as to whether the Wisconsin workforce can meet the need. Read more. 

Our National Champion Rube Goldberg team was on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!

Kimberly Area School District / May 10, 2017

The National Champion Rube Goldberg Machine team from Kimberly High School was invited to share their “Kimberly Kitchen” machine with a national audience on the Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! show. View their segment online.

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Kimberly team appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel' show

The Appleton Post-Crescent / May 10, 2017

Kimberly High School's national champion Rube Goldberg Machine team got some national exposure Tuesday night.

The team showed its “Kimberly Kitchen” machine on the "Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!" show that aired Tuesday night. A video of the show can be viewed at

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Unique machines: STEM Forward’s Rube Goldberg Machine Contests inspire future engineers

Fox6Now / April 28, 2017

Kramp spent the morning at Waukesha Area Technical College for STEM Forward's Rube Goldberg Machine contests. STEM Forward will be hosting the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests for middle school students and on April 28th at Waukesha Area Technical College on May 12th at MSOE's Kern Center. This year's challenge for middle school students is to create a machine that pops a balloon in eight or more steps. Read more and watch the live segments.

Jared Wendt of CH2M Named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year by STEM Forward

Urban Milwaukee / March 16, 2017

Jared Wendt of CH2M received the 2016 Young Engineer of the Year award from STEM Forward after being selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates, committed to advancing the engineering profession and inspiring others. Evaluation and selection of the award winner was completed by an independent judging panel. Read the full press release here.

STEM Forward Honors Milwaukee’s Finest Engineers and STEM Leaders

Urban Milwaukee / March 16, 2017

STEM Forward is pleased to name Dr. Kristina Ropella of Marquette University as 2016 Engineer of the Year, Jared Wendt of CH2M as 2016 Young Engineer of the Year, and Caterpillar, Inc. as the 2017 Spirit of STEM recipient. Read the full press release here.

High School Students Create Band-Aid Applying Machine

WDJT - Milwaukee 58 / March 3, 2017

After months of planning and work students are showing off their creations at Waukesha Technical College.
Twelve teams of high school students from around the state are taking part in the Rube Goldberg machine contest. Read more. 

Rube Goldberg competition: Putting on a band-aid has never been this complicated

Fox 6 NOW Milwaukee / March 3, 2017

Putting on a band-aid is a pretty straightforward task. But for dozens of Wisconsin high school students, it was a particularly challenging task -- and they were okay with that.

The students were taking part in the regional Rube Goldberg machine contest at Waukesha County Technical College on Friday, March 3rd. The contest involved 12 teams from schools across the state including Milwaukee Lutheran and Pius XI. The goal is to build a machine that would put a band-aid on in 20 or more steps. Read more.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / March 3, 2017

The Kimberly High School Barbershop team and Pius XI High School demonstrate for judges their Rube Goldberg machines at the Regional Rube Goldberg Machine competition held at WCTC in Pewaukee. The objective is to apply a Band-Aid in 20 movements. Watch the video. View the photo gallery.

Wauwatosa competes in Rube Goldberg regional

Wauwatosa NOW / March 3, 2017

It took the Wauwatosa West team 55 steps to apply a bandage - with a shovel - with the machines they created for the STEM Forward Wisconsin Regional High School Rube Goldberg competition on March 3, 2017 at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee. View the photo gallery.

Wauwatosa Schools embrace STEM program

Wauwatosa NOW / February 14, 2017

Employers and educators believe studying science, technology, engineering and math can propel kids to productive, lifelong careers.

With that ideal in mind a program known as STEM has emerged nationwide and is now taking hold in Wauwatosa. Read more. 

Forest Park students bring home award, expanded knowledge of STEM from national Future City competition

South NOW / February 28, 2017

Forest Park Middle School students returned from the national Future City competition in Washington D.C. with an award, more knowledge about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and a renewed interest for studying engineering. Read more. 

Marquette’s engineering dean receives honors from Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and STEM Forward

Press Release by Marquette University / Urban Milwaukee / February 27, 2017

Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus dean of Engineering, has received a pair of honors. Ropella has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Dean Award from The Kern Family Foundation, and has been named 2016 Engineer of the Year by STEM Forward. Read more.

President Walz to speak at STEM Forward Engineers Week Banquet

Press Release by MSOE / February 13, 2017

Dr. John Y. Walz, MSOE president, will deliver the keynote address at STEM Forward’s 64th Annual Engineers Week Banquet at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee on Feb. 16, 2017. He will share his thoughts and vision for MSOE, STEM and community partnerships. Read more.

Bright urban ideas: Forest Park students win first at Future City competition

South NOW / January 24, 2017

If these students are the future, the future seems bright.

A team of Forest Park Middle School seventh-graders took home the top prize at the Future City competition held Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where middle school students were tasked with creating a city that could exist 100 years in the future. Read more.