A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
ME Department Chair Kenneth W. Ragland presided over the awarding of a record $102,000 in scholarships to 65 undergraduate students at the Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Night on September 24. Most of these students were present to receive their certificates from their benefactors, donors who ranged from ME alumni to corporate sponsors.
Department Chair Kenneth W. Ragland presents the Donald and Emily Henderson Scholarship to Sarah Brehmer and Jenny Topinka.
Among the special guests and honorees was John G. Bollinger, Dean of the College of Engineering. Bollinger presented one of the scholarships and addressed the group. (He will be retiring from his position as dean at the end of the current academic year.) Other guests were Pre-Engineering Dean Donald C. Woolston; John Archambault, director of Engineering Cooperative Education; Julie J. Rae, director of Engineering Development for UW Foundation; and Professor Franco Cerrina, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Donors of the Slide Rule Scholarship presented the department with a larger than life sized replica of a slide rule. Pictured are Joshua Peterson, this year's recipient, and Scott McKenzie, last year's recipient of the Slide Rule Scholarship. The model is now displayed in the ME Building Lobby.
Among the highlights of the evening were four new scholarships: the Faustin Prinz Scholarships to four students, the Milwaukee Foundation's Norma and Eugene Hayman Scholarship presented to two students, the Kaiser Scholarship from Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kaiser, and the GE Corporate Scholarship.
The other scholarships presented during the evening were the Francis
Drew Winkley, Donald E. Graves, Archie H. Easton Memorial, Benjamin Wu
Memorial, Caterpillar Excellence, Richard E. Rogers Design, SRC
Undergraduate Research, Anspach/ROTC, Robert J. Mensel, Charles
A. Gilpin Memorial, Boeing, John Deere Foundation, Donald L. and Emily
Henderson, Lewis Raymond Brown, Carrie and Merrill Hogeboom, Edward
F. Obert Memorial, GE Corporate, Slide Rule, Donald A. Furstenberg,
Racine Alumni, Gilbert and Genevieve Buske, John Adams Dickie,
Benjamin G. Elliott, John H. Johnson, Joseph D. and Donald
F. Livermore, Theodore Miller, John W. and Roberta J. Mink,
Neitzel-Steinmetz, Richard A. Zevnik Memorial, WV Distinguished (COE),
Ford Motor Company, Gustav A. Rehm Memorial, Alcoa Foundation, Rohn,
David C. Spraker, Bob Mehn (SPE), Alumni, Carl B. and Carolyn S. Rowe,
ASHRAE/Gustus L. Larson, and David M. Ver Hagen.
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
DECEMBER 1998 Contents