A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The first Grainger Outstanding Power Engineering Student Awards have been presented to three MS ME graduates who have done their studying as outreach students. The students, who worked with Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) are Kurt Jaeger who will be taking a position with Laser Machining, Inc. in Somerset, WI; Vivek Karandikar who works at Beloit Corp.; and Kevin Payette who works at Hi Tech Control, Inc., of Green Bay.
The new Grainger awards are designed to reward highly qualified and motivated students who study electric machines and drive systems, industrial motion control, power electronics and electric power systems. The awards are worth $5,000 each and are funded by the Grainger Foundation, whose president is David W. Grainger, a frequent and generous donor to the College of Engineering. Professor Robert D. Lorenz was a member of the awards committee.
Richard Tejeda has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship award. The
fellowship will provide a maximum tenure of three years
support. Tejeda, a Madison native, is working with Prof. Engelstad in
the Center for NanoTechnology and is a teaching
assistant in the
ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.
Editor: Gail Gawenda
Designer: Lynda Litzkow
MAY 1997 Contents