Winona State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Winona State University
Mailing Address: 175 W. Mark St.
P.O. Box 5838
City: Winona
State: MN
Postal Code: 55987
Country: United States
Phone 507-457-5000
Fax: 507-457-5054
Website: http://www.winona.edu/engineering

Head of Institution

Scott Olson
President
Office of the President
Winona State University
175 W. Mark St.
Somsen Hall 201
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-457-5003
Fax: 507-457-2415
solson@winona.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Carol O'Laughlin
Office Manager
Department of Composite Materials Engineering\Composite Materials Tech Center
Winona State University
175 W. Mark St.
Stark Hall 203
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-457-5685
Fax: 507-457-5681
colaughlin@winona.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Carl Stange
Director
Office of Admissions
Winona State University
175 W. Mark St.
Maxwell Hall 106
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-457-5100
Fax: 507-457-5620

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Rochester, MN
This city's population (approx.): 111,000
Distance from Main Campus: 45

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 7,656
Total Graduate enrollment: 470
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

University Admission:

Depending on their class rank, ACT/SAT scores, and high school curriculum, students are awarded either distinctive or university admission status at WSU.

•Distinctive Admission: Students are admitted with distinction if they rank in the upper 15 percent of their high school graduating class, have an ACT score of 26 or above or an SAT score (Critical Reading and Mathematics) of 1190 or above, and have completed the 16 units of high school preparation requirements. Students admitted with distinction attend an orientation and registration program during the late spring preceding their first year at Winona State University.
•University Admission: Students who meet the following requirements are admitted with university admission: a.Students who have an ACT score of 21, are in the top two-thirds of their graduating class, and have completed the 16 units of high school preparation requirements.
b.Students who score a composite 18, 19, or 20 on the ACT and are ranked in the top 50% of their graduating class, and have completed the 16 units of high school preparation requirement.

Students admitted with university admission status attend an orientation and registration program during the mid-summer preceding their first year at Winona State University.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Charla Miertschin
Dean
College of Science and Engineering
Winona State University
175 W. Mark St.
Pasteur Hall 101
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-457-5585
Fax: 507-457-5681
cmiertschin@winona.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Composite Materials Engineering Department Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Composite Materials Engineering Department Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Composite Materials Engineering Department
  1. composite materials design
  2. composite materials analysis
  3. composite materials fabrication
  4. composite materials testing

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Soc. for the Adv. of Material and Process Eng.
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.

Local Groups

  • ACMA: American Composite Manf Assn
  • ASM International
  • MakerSpace

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Society for Women in Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

None reported.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

(1) Students enrolled in the Composite Materials Engineering major face challenging design problems throughout their studies, culminating in the senior-level capstone design project. In the most recent offering of this two-course series, students are asked to propose a product that incorporates composite materials in a manner that gives the product a competitive advantage over current products found in the same market. Students must demonstrate a sound business case for the proposed product. Students then focus their efforts on the design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of a fully functioning prototype. (2) Outside of the classroom, students enrolled in the Composite Materials Engineering major have been involved in a number of design projects and competitions through student club activities.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

MISSION

The College of Science and Engineering is committed to furthering 21st century advances in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by inspiring the next generation of innovators and teachers and by promoting research and scholarship across STEM disciplines. Through a broad range of major, minor, and pre-professional programs, as well as through basic skills, interdisciplinary, and research-rich learning environments, the College endeavors to ensure the success of all students.

College curricula are designed to provide meaningful, challenging educational experiences and to build deep connections between STEM experiences and disciplinary interests, career goals, and societal issues. To achieve these goals, the College strives to integrate curriculum with vital research in a range of settings, which include research conducted in Upper Mississippi River region environments as well as significant experience at nearby healthcare centers, regional manufacturing and composites industries, state-of-the-art laboratory and computing facilities, and area school districts. These learning experiences help students develop purpose and passion for lifelong learning.

In fulfilling its mission, the College provides high quality undergraduate curricula in STEM leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as pre-professional programs promoting student progression into a wide range of clinical, professional, and post-graduate studies at other institutions. Pre-professional sequences are not degree programs (e.g., majors or minors) at WSU. These programs are preparatory for an advanced degree at another college or university. WSU offers pre-professional sequences in dentistry, engineering, law, medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, and veterinary medicine


DEPARTMENTS
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Composite Materials Engineering, Geoscience, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics

RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

The College supports student and faculty research, industrial interaction, and community service. To further these goals, the College has established centers, under faculty supervision, which provide unique student employment opportunities in “real-world” research and problem-solving:
•Composite Materials Technology Center (COMTEC): COMTEC, managed by the Composite Materials Engineering Department, serves as a working laboratory for instruction, engineering research, and an engineering resource center for the region. The Center also provides engineering services to industrial clients who need design and analysis, material characterization, prototype manufacturing, and testing.
•Large River Studies Center (LRSC): LRSC, administered through the Biology Department, provides students with the opportunity to conduct research on large river ecosystems and associated bodies of water. LRSC also is responsible for disseminating information about the upper Mississippi River and other large river ecosystems to local, regional, and scientific communities.
•Math Achievement Center (the MAC): The Math Achievement Center, “the MAC,” is located in the Tau Center on West Campus. The MAC provides a warm, friendly atmosphere to study plus has special resources to help you expand your understanding of mathematics. Knowledgeable tutors are ready to help when you have questions. There is no charge for their services and no appointment is necessary. All students are welcome at the MAC.
•Software Testing Center: The WSU Software Testing Center provides testing, development, and other computer and networking related technical services to local and regional businesses and industry. The services are provided by WSU Computer Science students under the direction of Computer Science faculty and staff. Clients of the lab have included Digi International, Watlow, International Wear Parts, IBM, Centerfield Technologies, Winnebago Software, A&L Precision Manufacturing, Acrotech, United Machine and Foundry, and Reader’s Digest.
•Southeast Minnesota Analytical Service (SEMAS): SEMAS, operated by the Chemistry Department, serves local and regional cities, counties, businesses, and corporations that need analytical testing of water, industrial products, and chemicals. Chemistry majors are employed in the SEMAS as laboratory technicians and assistants.
•Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center (WRC): WRC, housed in the Geoscience Department, is dedicated to scientific inquiry into the natural and hydrological resources of the Southeast Minnesota. The WRC strives to educate and inform students, citizens, and public agencies of the region about our natural resources through the development of partnerships and research.
•Statistical Consulting Center (SCC): SCC, operated by faculty and students within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, provides analytical and statistical support to promote research, collaboration, and education. The services provided by SCC are available to faculty, staff, and students of WSU, and to members of other regional organizations.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Composite Materials Engineering Department 4 1 0 5
Totals: 4 1 0 5

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Composite Materials Engineering Department 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Composite Materials Engineering Department 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Composite Materials Engineering Department 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Composite Materials Engineering Department 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Composite Materials Engineering Department 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the CME major is selective and is determined by the Composite Materials Engineering Admissions Committee. Before students can be considered for admission to the CME major, they must: (1) Complete 4 S.H. of English composition, 3 S.H. of speech communication and a minimum of 38 S.H. of required lower-division engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses. These courses can be taken at WSU or transferred from other institutions. However, courses with grades below "C" will not be accepted in transfer. (2) Must have obtained a grade of "C" or higher in the required courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the required courses. Students will not be allowed to enroll in upper division 300-level engineering courses until either they are admitted into the major or they are granted special permission from their Department of Composite Materials Engineering major advisor.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to the CME major is selective and is determined by the Engineering Admissions Committee. Before students can be considered for admission to the CME major, they must: (1) Complete 4 S.H. of English composition, 3 S.H. of speech communication and a minimum of 38 S.H. of required lower-division engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses. These courses can be taken at WSU or transferred from other institutions. However, courses with grades below "C" will not be accepted in transfer. (2) Must have obtained a grade of "C" or higher in the required courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the required courses. Students will not be allowed to enroll in upper division 300-level engineering courses until either they are admitted into the major or they are granted special permission from their Department of Composite Materials Engineering major advisor.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Students must satisfy all WSU application procedures if they are not US citizens. Students who are not US citizens are admitted on the basis of certified credential evaluations verifying completion of previous educational studies. Must also submit a TOEFL score with minimum of 190 on the computerized version, 520 on the paper version, or 68 on the Internet version. Requires all F-1 visa holders to complete an on-campus English placement exam unless transferring with English composition credits accepted by the University. Must present proof of financial responsibility for full course of study.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

The following information applies to students who are transferring from a community college or a four-year college with regional accreditation for college-parallel courses:

-Students are admitted if they have completed 24 transferable academic semester hours and have a cumulative 2.40 GPA for all colleges attended.
-Students may be considered for admission to WSU if they have completed 24 transferable academic semester hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.20 to 2.39 for all colleges attended. Students who meet these criteria must visit the campus and interview with a transfer specialist.
-Students with fewer than 24 transferable credits must meet the admission criteria for first-year students, including high school preparation requirements, class rank, and admissions test scores.
-Students receive credit for courses taken at accredited institutions in which the grades A, B, C, D, P, or the equivalents were attained.
-Technical College Students: Students transferring from a technical college can receive up to a 16-credit general elective package of their technical courses. General education courses will be accepted on a course-by-course basis. To apply, students must send their official high school and technical college transcripts and request the ACT/SAT testing agency to send their official ACT/SAT scores to the WSU Office of Admissions.
-Students also may be considered for admission by special appeal if they are transfer students who do not meet the above requirements because of special and unique circumstances. The student should write a letter of appeal to the Director of Admissions, outlining the unique circumstance. The letter should be supported by appropriate documentation and two letters of recommendation from high school or college faculty.
-Transfer students should be eligible to return to their former colleges or universities. An official transcript, including a statement of withdrawal if the student formally withdrew, is required from each college attended. Students should request that the registrar at each college attended send an official transcript directly to the WSU Office of Admissions. If a transfer student has previously attended a MnSCU campus, WSU will retrieve the transcripts electronically. Students are subject to suspension if they fail to comply with the transcript requirement and are inadvertently admitted to WSU.
-Most credits earned at a community or junior college may be accepted in transfer; remedial classes are not transferable. Transferred credits should have at least a “D” grade to transfer.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 1
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 4

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $8,105
Room & Board: $8,460
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $970
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Other Expenses: DLL Fee (Laptop)

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 186
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 131
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 52
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 10%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 18
Composite Range: 25 19

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.) 53 31 30 32 146 6
Totals: 53 31 30 32 146 6

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 50 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 53 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 28 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 31 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 30 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 23 5 0 0 26 6
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 28 5 0 0 32 6

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 0 22 22 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 0 22 22 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 22
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 22

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Composite Materials Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None