The MEDAL Program: Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Architecture, Law
The MEDAL Program, open to all high-school age minority students, is composed of five sessions introducing the professions of Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Architecture and Law. MEDAL is a community program jointly sponsored by the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee Public Schools, Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The Architecture session is a one-day design charrette conducted by SARUP faculty and area professionals with assistance from SARUP students. In recent years, participants have been challenged to design a landmark building in Milwaukee, working in teams to build models of their proposed solutions. The morning session is kicked-off by a short discussion from a SARUP faculty member about tall buildings and their potential to function as monuments or markers in the fabric of the city. Following that introduction, students break out into small groups to work on their designs with one-on-one advice from professors, architects, and students.