Alumni Blog

Amanda has some words of advice for her former classmates, soon-to-be MechSE alumni!

Congratulations, new MechSE alumni!

May 10, 2016 -   Gah, how can this be a year ago already?! Seniors, make sure you get in line early to get a picture with Alma.It’s the final stretch! My newsfeed tells me that the next round of MechSE seniors have officially survived senior design. On that note, CONGRATULATIONS! It’s hard to believe that I was giving my presentation a year ago already.
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Alumni Bill Jackson and Melanie Willi each offered impactful thoughts to MechSE's fall 2015 graduates.

MechSE alumni provide sound advice for graduates

April 5, 2016 -   Over the years, MechSE has seen many successful engineers come through the department.    Two such alumni came back to campus to speak at the December 2015 Commencement Ceremony.
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Amanda has been busy - enjoying rotations between the office and work sites, as well as some much-needed time off.

Life in rotation

March 1, 2016 -   The view from my office when I'm out on the rig.I apologize for dropping off of the face of the earth there for a while; I haven’t been doing a very good job keeping this up. Once I started my rotation in October, my life has pretty much been a whirlwind. I haven’t been back at my apartment in Houston for longer than a week and a half at a time since I first went offshore in October.
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One of Amanda's newest revelations: day-to-day life goes way too fast now that she's working in the real world.

Keep on keepin' on

September 13, 2015 -   This weekend another fellow MechSE alum (who you may have/will see in ME 390 one day) came to Houston to visit. Hey Val!Hopefully everyone is surviving the first couple weeks of school!
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Amanda has a busy summer before starting her first week of work at ExxonMobil.

I went to work and I survived

August 3, 2015 - I survived my first week of work! After my first blog post, the rest of the summer went by pretty quickly. I wasn’t as adventurous as some of my classmates. I stayed U.S. bound for my final summer of freedom. After my move-in week in Houston, I headed north to Dallas for the rest of summer.
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Figuring out life after college

July 7, 2015 -  
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Grad students who developed concept in MechSE take next step online.

Servabo launches the Shadow personal security device on Indiegogo

February 2, 2015 - MechSE alumnus Tim Deppen (BSME '09, MSME '09, PhDME '13) and current PhD student Nishana Ismail (MSME '13) have today launched a crowdfunding campaign for the invention, Shadow, which has been developed in the department. Their full release follows:  
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Kat Svoboda shares her memories of the MechSE student experience and what motivates her to contribute her time, talent, and treasure with the department that so deeply influenced her.

Alumni Feature: Kathryn Svoboda BSME '11

March 13, 2014 - Q+A WITH KAT SVOBODA
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Tom Castino shares his memories of the MechSE student experience and what motivates him to contribute his time, talent, and treasure with the department that so deeply influenced him.

Alumni Feature: Tom Castino BSME '60

March 13, 2014 - Q+A WITH TOM CASTINO
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Eric Bartsch retraces his journey from MechSE to preparing for an epic flight.

Alumnus takes engineering to new heights

March 3, 2014 - Eric Bartsch, MSME '95If all goes as planned in 2016, Eric Bartsch will retrace American aviator Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight across the Bering Sea. His modern floatplane will run on biofuels.
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Kira Barton (MSME '06, PhDME '10), now an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, has been recognized by the National Science Foundation.

MechSE alumna selected as NSF CAREER awardee

February 23, 2014 - MechSE alumna Kira Barton (MSME '06, PhDME '10), now an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, has been selected by the National Science Foundation as a CAREER Awardee, based on her research proposal "CAREER: Pushing the Boundaries: Advancing the Science of Micro-Additive Manufacturing."
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MechSE's Advancement staff and Administration welcomed the department's alumni board to a September 13, 2013 meeting at the Illini Center in Chicago.

Alumni Board sets goals at Chicago meeting

September 15, 2013 - MechSE's Advancement staff and Administration welcomed the department's alumni board to a September 13, 2013 meeting at the Illini Center in Chicago. Alumni attending were (from left to right in first photo): Steve Kempka, Bob Miller, Rick Furkert, Bob Kipp, Maureen Murray, Rick Knoll, Jean Gibbons, Clay Nesler, Tom Castino, Eric Brown, Pat McAuliffe, Joe Powers, Jamal Yagoobi, and Tom Donovan.
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Welcome to the new Mechse Alumni Blog.  We'll be posting more updates here soon.

Welcome to the Alumni Blog!

April 18, 2013 - Welcome to the new Mechse Alumni Blog.  We'll be posting more updates here soon.
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