Director | STEM
Milwaukee, WI, UNITED STATES, Cudahy Campus Center: CC02
Elizabeth Taylor is director of the STEM outreach and K-12 education programs.
Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education puts an emphasis on preparing future generations to be successful in their careers. Liz Taylor, who serves as the Director of STEM at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, shares valuable information with Andrea Williams.view more
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The director of the STEM program at MSOE, Elizabeth Taylor, says having women in stem careers helps fuel innovation. “Having diverse workplaces yields diverse ideas, diverse opportunities and so we want to see not only more women, of course, all our attendees are women, but also women of color to bring full diversity to get the best products and services. You also can’t design a product or service for the entire market if you don’t have that representation on the team.”view more
Elizabeth McLean has been promoted to director of STEM at MSOE, where she is responsible for the university’s K-12 STEM programming and aligning the university’s offerings with the needs of the community to ensure technological relevance. She also will continue support of MSOE’s partnership with Project Lead The Way as an affiliate university. McLean joined the MSOE staff in 2017 as the associate director of STEM and in her first year increased STEM outreach student impact by 268%, connecting MSOE with more than 3,700 students in the greater Milwaukee area and beyond, while tripling programming options available to K-12 students.view more
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a multi-faceted tool that allows for dynamic, three dimensional modeling of buildings and building systems. As BIM is being implemented more widely throughout the buildings industry, many companies are trying to maximize the potential value that these models present, and one major area of value is that of load calculations. Currently, Stantec utilizes other third-party software outside of their BIM program of choice, Revit, to conduct building load calculations. While Revit does boast that it has the ability to execute these calculations within the program itself, little research at the time of this thesis indicated how accurate the program actually was or where issues persisted within the program. As a result, Stantec does not widely utilize Revit as a load calculation option to ensure engineers are designing systems that accurately reflect building conditions. This thesis set out to determine whether or not Revit is an accurate means of executing load calculations in comparison to a commonly used load calculation program at Stantec known as Trane TRACE 700, and as a result determine whether or not Stantec has the ability to incorporate more tools into its growing BIM portfolio without requiring additional software.