Stary Takes Over UW-Stout Plastics Engineering Program

Stary Takes Over UW-Stout Plastics Engineering Program

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Wendy Stary works with students in a plastics engineering lab at UW-Stout. She is director of the Bachelor of Science degree program.

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, has named Wendy Stary its new director of the Bachelor of Science plastics engineering program. She has 20 years of experience teaching and working in the industry and has taught in the engineering and technology department at UW-Stout since 2008.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in manufacturing engineering at UW-Stout. In 2013, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in work and human resource education from the University of Minnesota before working as a visiting professor at the University of Applied Science in the 2014-15 academic year. She served as a project engineer for five of her eight years at Phillips Medisize, and her teaching and laboratory skills include injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, blow molding, blown film and rotational molding. She has done material testing and characterization with tensile testing, moisture analysis, melt flow index and differential scanning calorimetry. She also is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.

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