MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 19, 2018 — On Monday, April 23 at 2 p.m., Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) will break ground on its new academic facility. The $34 million Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall has been funded by a donation from MSOE Regent and alumnus Dr. Dwight Diercks and his wife, Dian.
The gift marks a bold step forward for the university. With the addition of Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall, and its new Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program, MSOE will be positioned at the educational forefront in artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, cyber security, robotics, cloud computing and other next-generation technologies.
Dr. Diercks earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering at MSOE in 1990. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the university. Today, Diercks serves as senior vice president at NVIDIA, a California-based technology company and global leader in AI, supercomputing and visual computing.
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 95% graduate outcomes rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.