Monthly Archives: October 2011

William Boeger has a Job for You

William Boeger

The headlines bark daily about the dire job climate in the United States, but William Boeger (BSEMA ’84) sees a different story—at least for engineers. Boeger is managing director of Sanford Rose Associates-Madison, an executive search company specializing in consumer packaged goods, food and agribusiness, and manufacturing and supporting industries, including plastics, packaging, automation and paper conversion.

Right now, Boeger says there are more openings for mid-level to senior engineers than he has ever seen. Things were slow through 2009-2010, but he says companies now seem to be buying equipment and making capital investments. (more…)

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Astronaut Shaw Awards Scholarship

Anthony Sprangers and Astronaut Brewster Shaw

Anthony Sprangers and Astronaut Brewster Shaw

Space Shuttle Astronaut, Air Force Colonel and recently retired Boeing Company Vice President Brewster Shaw (BSEMA, ’68, MS ’69) returned to campus in September to award biomedical engineering senior Anthony Sprangers UW-Madison’s first scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Watch Shaw present the award to Sprangers here.

In addition to awarding the scholarship to Sprangers, Shaw presented a video describing the mission of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The six surviving members of America’s original Mercury Seven astronauts established the program in 1984 as the Mercury Seven Foundation. It now awards 26 scholarships annually, each worth $10,000, for a total of $260,000. To date, ASF has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to deserving students nationwide.

Shaw also gave a detailed and amazing account of lift off during his three Space Shuttle missions. In total, Shaw spent 533 hours in space. He logged more than 5,000 hours flying time in about 30 types of aircraft and flew 644 hours of combat in F-100 and F-4 aircraft.

Watch the full Shaw presentation here.

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