MAY 1997

A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alumni News

Kevin McQuillan (BS '74) was a presenter at the American Bar Ass'n conference in Phoenix in March, speaking about "Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation." He received his law degree from UW-Madison in 1977 and is a member of the Clausen Miller law firm in Chicago. He says that he became interested in law school thanks to Prof. Richard A. Moll.

Keith Butterfield (BS'58) provides this input for the ME departmental assessment: he recommends that students take plenty of technical writing courses and learn how to write good reports, something that is critical for their careers. He also recommends that future engineers enter student design-development competitions. Butterfield received his MS degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado University in 1971. He worked for Douglas Aircraft, analyzing telemetry data on the Thor missile and later on the Skylab project...and writing lots of reports. He now resides in Waukesha, WI.
Carol Dexter

Carol Dexter stands next to a rocket injector (29K JPG)

Burt Zien (BS'35) and his wife Betty have been living in Jupiter, FL since 1990. Zien had a distinguished career that began with working for the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Later he joined his family's Milwaukee business, Zien Plumbing and Heating Company. He was active in Milwaukee community, civic, and government affairs, and served on the Wisconsin Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.

John Batton (BS'95) writes that he is living in Racine, WI, and working for CASE Corporation.

Al Perkins (BS'68) is president of Perkins Engineering Company in Sussex, WI and frequently attends Engineers Day fall programs on the Madison campus.

Carol Dexter (BS'82) e-mails that she has been working for NASA in Alabama since she graduated. She is in the Propulsion Laboratory working on combustion devices for liquid fuel rocket engines. Her current project is the "X-33 aerospike engine development for the X-33 launch vehicle."

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