MAJOR: Civil Engineering/Construction Engineering and Management
HOMETOWN: Roberts, WI
ABOUT ME: Hi! I’m Abby and this year I am a senior studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis in construction. I am absolutely thrilled to be serving at this year’s SWE President! SWE has been a huge part of college experience and I have loved every minute of it! When I actually have free time away from schoolwork and SWE I enjoy running, coffee, yoga, and theater…and of course anything related to Badger sports (football and hockey being my favorites.)
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: Officer since freshman year, School Outreach for 1.5 years, then VP of Outreach and Diversity, and now President. Basically have been involved with every SWE committee at some point.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Marketing/Public Relations Intern at the American Cancer Society. Construction project management internship in San Francisco, CA with DPR Construction. Construction field engineering internship with Hensel Phelps Construction Co. at Shaw Air Force Base, SC. INTEREGR 160 Student Assistant.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Stalk the Madhatters.
FAVORITE CLASS?PROFESSOR: CEE 498 – Construction Project Management
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Vanilla (seriously, I love it.)
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS:UW Construction Club (President), ASCE, Capital Science and Engineering Fair planning Assistant
YEAR: 3rd Year
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering
HOMETOWN: South Milwaukee, WI
ABOUT ME: Hey! I’m Amanda, I’ve been involved in SWE since my senior year when I came to Day of Campus, but technically by doing Boeing Team my freshman year. I love watching and playing sports and especially love watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, & college softball. As you can see Bucky and I are in love, he even gives me kisses.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: Day on Campus, Boeing Team, events with other committees & I’m now the Regional Volunteer Chair.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Co-op for S.C. Johnson, A Family Company
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Going to Badger Football & Hockey Games!! Also, hanging out at the Terrace.
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Peanut Butter
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: UWGOP, ASME, Concrete Canoe
MAJOR: Industrial Engineering
ABOUT ME: Hi! My name is Christina and I am a senior in Industrial Engineering. My interests include waterskiing, scuba diving and hanging out with friends. I just got back from studying abroad in Australia and I really enjoy travelling (if you have any questions about study abroad let me know!). Things you might not expect about me: I have been skydiving, bungy jumping, and canyon swinging (close adrenaline junkie) and I have a pet gecko.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: VP of External, VP of Communications, ETC Camp Counselor (2 years), ETC Camp Co-chair, community service and school outreach events, Fall Ball planning
WORK EXPERIENCE:International Internships Program Communications Intern (current), Logistics Analyst Intern with Rockwell Automation, Sales Engineer Intern with Rockwell Automation, InterEGR 160 SA (3 semesters)
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:Badger games, farmers market, Union South
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:IE 575 with Terry Mann
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Anything Mint!
HOMETOWN: Forest Lake MN
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:Fundraising Officer FY11, Regionals Co-Chair FY12, VP Communications FY13
WORK EXPERIENCE:Nanny to two wonderful kids! Target Team Member, Mortenson Construction Estimating Intern, Mortenson Construction Project Management Intern, Undergraduate Learning Center Supplemental Instruction Facilitator
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:ME 170: I love AutoCad!
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS:Sewing! Quilts, Crafts, Clothes, Dresses, Pearl Snaps
MAJOR: Chemical Engineering
HOMETOWN: Houston, TX
ABOUT ME: I love bike riding and horseback riding (both of which I did all summer :). Just being active is amazing (even if my brain is the only part of me working!).
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: I became really involved with SWE during the 2nd semester of my freshman year. Then, I did a lot of activities with Freshman Committee and through that, I figured out just how fun SWE is!
WORK EXPERIENCE: Swim Instructor at the YMCA and Student Circulation Assistant at Ebling Library for the Medical School. Currently looking for an engineering internship for Summer 2012.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Bike around one of the many bike paths and explore.
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR: 1st Semester Japanese
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Raspberry Sherbert
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: Habitat for Humanity and Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)
MAJOR:Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics
ABOUT ME:Hi SWEsters! My name is Chloe and I am a junior studying EMA. I am the Vice President of Finances this year and I am very excited to be managing SWE’s money this year! I love all things related to airplanes and space.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:My SWE involvement started when I attended Day on Campus as a senior in high school. Since then, I have been very involved in various aspects of SWE. Last fall I was the Fundraising officer and I was also the webmaster for the Region H Conference. I love to help out with school outreach and mentoring.
WORK EXPERIENCE:This past spring and summer I was working at Hamilton Sundstrand in Rockford, IL. I gained a lot of experience as a quality engineer and manufacturing engineer working in the aerospace field. I loved working on the shop floor and doing real engineering work! On campus, I work for the UW-Madison Athletic Ticket Office.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:Study at Wendt Library, eat Babcock Ice Cream, bowling, and pretty much any event SWE puts together
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:Mocha Macchiato
OTHER ACTIVITIES/ORGANIZATIONS:This past year I was on the Rocket Team where we designed, built, and launched a high powered rocket. In my free time I like to figure skate and run.
MAJOR:Civil Engineering-Construction Project Management
HOMETOWN: Waukesha, WI
ABOUT ME:I am excited to be the Boeing Team Tech leader this year. We are working with Kraft Foods/Oscar Meyers and the project is going to be awesome:)
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:I am the Boeing Team Tech leader, I’m involved with mentoring (Big Sib Little Sib), and I am involved with Girl Scout Days.
WORK EXPERIENCE: I have interned with Roadview, Hydro-Thermal, and Hays Company.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: I love hanging out at the union (especially in the summer), going to picnic point, and going to hockey games!
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:Chocolate chip cookie dough
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR: : Suzannah Sandrik is my favorite professor, she is so organized and GREAT at explaining things. I had her for Dynamics Mechanics of Materials.
MAJOR:Biological Systems Engineering
HOMETOWN: Apple Valley, MN
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: Community Service Officer
WORK EXPERIENCE:Server at Hotel Red and Marigold Kitchen
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:Lay out on Bascom or walk down the Lakeshore Path
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR: BSE 249 (Prof. Troy Runge)
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: Social co-chair for Alpha Omega Epsilon, Badger volunteers, UW Hospital volunteer
MAJOR: Computer Engineering
HOMETOWN: Winona, MN
ABOUT ME: Hi! My name is Nivedita, but most people just call me Nev. I’m a sophomore majoring in computer engineering. I’m super excited to be ETC Co-Chair this year because I really enjoyed being a counselor this summer! When I’m not studying or doing SWE activities, I enjoy running, crafting, watching movies, and playing the piano! I also love travelling around the world and learning about different cultures!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: I joined SWE last year and really enjoyed it! I am looking forward to being ETC Camp Co-Chair this year! I’m looking forward to meeting some new SWEsters and making lots of new memories!
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Running/ walking/ chatting on lakeshore path/ MU terrace!
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:ECE 352 with Professor Krachey
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:Badger Blast!! But you can’t really go wrong with any flavor of ice-cream!
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: IEEE, ISA
MAJOR: Biomedical Engineering
HOMETOWN: Port Washington, WI
ABOUT ME: Hey all! I joined SWE my freshman year, and love all of the opportunities SWE offers for academic, social, leadership, and professional development. When I can find some free time, I enjoy running on the LakeShore trails, being outdoors, rooting for my Badgers, and knitting slippers.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:This will be my second year as an ETC Camp co-chair.
WORK EXPERIENCE: I interned with GE Healthcare this past summer and am an InterEgr 160 SA during the school year.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: : I am obsessed with scones (Chris and Lori’s!) and coffee (Michelangelo’s!) at the Farmer’s Market. It’s absolutely the best thing to do on a cool, fall morning!
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR: African Dance 118 with Maya Kadakia
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Strawberry or Union Utopia
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: Optima Dance, Elizabeth Waters Hall Association
HOMETOWN:Port Huron, MI
ABOUT ME: I am a senior in Industrial Engineering. I enjoy figure skating, doing crafts and being outside.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:I became involved in SWE after attending Day on Campus when I was a senior in High School. My sophomore year I was marketing officer and my junior year I was VP of External. SWE has been an amazing way for me to met people and network with companies. I am looking forward to this school year as Evening with Industry Co-Chair
WORK EXPERIENCE:This summer I was an intern at GE Appliances in Louisville, KY.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:Layout on Bascum Hill and sit out on the Terrace. I also really enjoy taking classes at the Union.
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:Marketing 300
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:: I am allergic to dairy.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: Coach figure skating, Student Retail Association, and Connect for Life Student Coordinator.
MAJOR: Biomedical Engineering
ABOUT ME: Hey everyone! My name’s Kristen. I absolutely love the Badger pride in Madison and live for fall football games in Camp Randall Stadium. I love being on the lake and enjoy playing all kinds of sports. My favorite color is blue. I enjoy traveling, hanging out with friends, and watching movies.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:: Last year I attended a lot of special event activities and got involved through Big Sib Little Sib and Freshmen committee. I decided to join SWE after going to Day on Campus my senior year in high school and am so glad I did!
WORK EXPERIENCE:Target team member and tutor. I’m planning on getting an internship this summer.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:Hang out on the terrace with friends or attend a Badger football game!
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:Organic chemistry with Matt Bowman. Seriously the best class with the best professor.
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:Cookies and Cream! Or Strawberry.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS:I played club soccer last year, did intramural ultimate frisbee and volleyball, was a Badger Buddy this year, and am trying to participate on the rowing team this year. Also, I studied abroad in Spain last summer!
MAJOR: Industrial Engineering
ABOUT ME:Hey guys! I’m Katie and I am super excited to be the fundraising officer this semester! I joined SWE my freshman year and have enjoyed all the events I have had the opportunity to go to! I really enjoy playing the piano, hanging out with my family and friends, and ice skating!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: II love going to as many SWE events as possible! Some of my favorites have been BSLS, Day on Campus, Halloween at the Zoo and the Chicago Trip.
WORK EXPERIENCE:I had an internship with Kapco last summer where I worked with their industrial engineers and on other various projects.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: I like to walk down State Street and hang out at the Union with my friends. I also really enjoy going to the farmers markets and any Badger game!
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:Engineering 160 with Thatcher Root
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Peanut Butter, by far the best flavor ever.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: I babysit during the week. I am also doing a Pay It Forward trip with STLF over spring break.
MAJOR: Geological Engineering
HOMETOWN: Portage, IN
ABOUT ME: I am very eager to become a bit more involved in planning and putting on events for SWE, and Girl Scouts is my favorite organization. I was very involved in high school, and coming in to college it was my intention to focus more on studies than student orgs. But after attending a few of the GS events, I really wanted to play a bigger role. I really enjoy working with kids, and have always been a very active volunteer. I love being here in Madison, and I couldn’t imagine myself at any other school besides UW!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:I joined SWE as a sophomore on recommendation from a friend. So far most of my involvement has been in Girl Scouts. I have attended a few of the events hosted by the other sections, but I prefer to focus on one area where I can do the most help, especially with a very busy schedule!
WORK EXPERIENCE: I currently work at the front desk of Engineering Student Development, where the ECS, SLC, and study abroad offices are.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Lay out on the docks during the summer
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:Most of my geology courses, especially if taught by Basil or Kelsey
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Orange custard chocolate chip
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: AEG (association of environmental engineering geologists), Hoofers Ski n Snowboard, GreenHouse learning community (freshman year)
HOMETOWN: Wales Wisconsin
ABOUT ME:I am from Wales Wisconsin, and went to Kettle Moraine High school. I played soccer, basketball, and tennis in high school and love playing those when I have free time with my friends now. I got involved in SWE my first semester freshman year. SWE is a great organization for me because I love to help girls learn about engineering and see how cool math and science can be!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:Regionals Entertainment Leader 2012, Girl Scout leader now!
WORK EXPERIENCE: I was a product development co-op at Biomet, I am also a WIAA Basketball Referee. For 2 summers, I was also a summer school teacher.
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR: Egr160! Best Lab ever!
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:Union Utopia
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: : I am a member of the Hybrid Car Team. I also am on an intermural soccer team. When I am not studying I love to bake!
MAJOR: Chemical Engineering
HOMETOWN: Stoughton, WI
ABOUT ME: Hey! My name’s Mackenzie and I’m so excited for SWE this year! I’m from a small town not far from Madison, I love my family and friends and in my free time I like to play sports (basketball, volleyball, biking, pretty much anything active), hang out with friends, travel and cook.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: : My freshman year I was Engineering Expo Co-Chair and last year I got to plan the Evening with Industry event. This year I’m excited to be Marketing Chair where I’ll advertise all the great events and opportunities that SWE offers. I’ve also participated in Big Sib/Little Sib, Day on Campus, SWE National and Regional conferences and lots of other fun things that SWE does!
WORK EXPERIENCE: Summer intern in Manufacturing and Engineering with Dow Chemical, student help in the eHealth office for UW Health, youth basketball referee/coach, cashier at the local hardware store, and now in the process of looking for an internship for the summer of 2013.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Relax at the Terrace and Unions, visit the Farmer’s Market and explore and experience all that Madison has to offer!
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Anything with peanut butter and chocolate!
MAJOR:Civil Engineering Construction Management
HOMETOWN: Steuben, WI
ABOUT ME:Hi! My name is Michelle and I am really excited to be a Mentoring Committee Co-Chair this semester!! Last semester I was studying abroad in Singapore, which was an amazing experience. I got to travel to many Asian countries where I ate amazing food, tried scuba diving, and made friends from all around the world!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: I have been an active SWE member since my sophomore year and last year I was a Girl Scouts Committee Co-Chair.
WORK EXPERIENCE: I had an internship at the Village of Waunakee and UW Hospital and Clinics for construction management. I also work on campus at Engineering Student Development.p>FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Eat Babcock ice cream and relax on the terrace during the summer.
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:CEE 498
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Raspberry or Vanilla
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS:Construction Club, ASCE
ABOUT ME: : Hello everyone! I am a sophomore in Chemical & Biological Engineering and intend to complete the Biology in Engineering Certificate. I am the Mentoring Committee Co-Chair for SWE and am very excited for this year!
WORK EXPERIENCE:I work at an Alzheimer’s Care Facility at home and love it. On campus, I am a lab assistant to Professor Murphy in the CBE department. The lab deals with protein aggregation and the experience has been extremely interesting so far!
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:I love the farmer’s market! As well as free food, trying new food, getting ice cream, and being on/in/looking at the lake.
FAVORITE Class/Professor: Chemistry 329: Honors Analytical Chemistry with Professor Hamers
ABOUT ME:Hey everyone! I’m Corrine but I go by Corrie.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:I was involved with Girl Scouts my freshman year and both Girl Scouts and school outreach last year. I especially love working with the younger kids; their creativity and ability to grasp engineering and science concepts amazes me!
WORK EXPERIENCE:I’ve had two internships in chemical engineering R&D; one at Bostik, Inc. (an adhesives manufacturer) and one at Andersen Windows and Doors (in the paint and coatings division).
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:I enjoy going for runs and exploring different areas of campus that way. I also love attending Badger sporting events (especially hockey and football).
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS:I’m also involved in AIChE and this year I am one of the ChemE Car Competition Team Co-Chairs.
HOMETOWN:Hales Corners (Milwaukee), WI
ABOUT ME:I’m Sam and I’m a junior in Mechanical Engineering. When I’m not spending time studying, working, or at SWE events, I enjoy running, being outdoors, and musicals. I spent two months last summer studying in Hangzhou, China and would love to do more traveling!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: I’ve been involved with SWE since I attended ETC Camp and Day on Campus in high school. I’ve been Special Events Officer, Vice President of Communications, an ETC Camp counselor, and have participated in almost every committee at some point!
WORK EXPERIENCE:: Plant Project Engineering Co-op with Curwood, Inc. (A Bemis Company), Research & Development Intern with Spectrum Brands
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: Farmer’s market, football games, and Memorial Union terrace
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR:Manufacturing Processes (ME 313)
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Anything mint
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS:American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ABOUT ME:I am super excited to have this officer position this semester and look forward to planning all the fun events Special Events do. In my free time I like to go to hockey games and play old-school Nintendo 64 with my friends.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: I was on the Freshmen Committee first semester and really enjoy all the events planned through SWE.
WORK EXPERIENCE:Worked at Subway for 3 years, I am a professional sandwich artist.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: WExploring the campus and hockey games!
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Blue Moon and Cookies n Cream
HOMETOWN: Beaver Dam, WI
ABOUT ME: Hey! I’m Meghan and I am looking forward to having a leadership role in SWE this year. In my free time I enjoy doing outdoor activities (camping, hiking, swimming, running, biking, etc) and hanging out with friends.
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE:This is only my second semester being involved in SWE but I’m really excited to be the Freshman Committee chair. Last semester I was a part of Freshman Committee and helped to organize Science Olympiad events for School Outreach.
WORK EXPERIENCE:I have been a lifeguard at a local outdoor pool for the last four summers, but you would probably never be able to guess that since I can’t keep a tan to save my life.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS:Going to football games, hanging out on the Memorial Union terrace, and going for runs along lakeshore path.
FAVORITE CLASS/PROFESSOR: I don’t think I've taken enough classes here to have a favorite class or professor, but I loved taking Chem 115 with Professor Skinner last semester. It was tough but he always made it interesting and challenging.
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR:Orange Chocolate Chip and Blue Moon
MAJOR: Industrial Engineering
HOMETOWN: Muskego, WI
ABOUT ME: Hi, my name is Jenna. I love being outdoors and enjoy summer and winter! Some of my favorite things to do are run, snowboard, hang with friends, travel, and relax when I can!
MY INVOLVEMENT WITH SWE: I attended Day on Campus as a senior in high school and then joined SWE as a freshman. I have participated in many different events with SWE. I have planned dinner and movie nights on the freshman committee last year. I participate in the Boeing Team and of course go to many special events with SWE!
WORK EXPERIENCE: Interned at Zero Zone in North Prairie, WI this past summer. I carried out a time study, redesigned the assembly line, and did facility planning. Currently work for UW-Recreational Sports as an ID Checker and Office Clerk
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON CAMPUS: The terrace!
FAVORITE BABCOCK ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Badger Blast
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: Institute of Industrial Engineers, Habitat for Humanity, and Hoofer's Ski and Snowboard Club