The Wisconsin Engineer is published four times yearly in September, November, February, and April by the Wisconsin Engineering Journal Association. It has been in print since 1896. Subscription is $12 for one year.
The Wisconsin Engineer magazine is published by and for students at UW-Madison. Philosophies and opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of the College of Engineering and its management. All interested students have an equal opportunity to contribute to this publication.
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All material in this publication is copyrighted. We are a member of the Associated Collegiate Press. Our faculty advisor is Professor Steven Zwickel, and our publisher is American Printing Co.
Our Spring 2013 Staff:
Graphic Design: Ashley Bauer, Matt Bollom, Ryan Butler, Akhilesh Dakinedi, Brent Grimm, Sukhwinder Kaur. Lukas Lindquist, Yuli Liu, Yao Mu, Cara Sandlass, Tanae Swenson, Bo Zhang, Xiaoshen Zhang
Photography: Sommer Ahmad, Nathan Hartung, Catie Qi, Chris Ross, Abby Schaefer, Alex Steinhauer, Matt Malecha, Ruihao Zhu
Business: Evan Albanese, Weston Hartman
Writing: Justin Alt, Lori Bierman, Ashley Bredemus, Amanda Brylski, Charlie Duff, Alice Huang, Alexander Jones, Matthew Latuszek, Patrick O’Donnell, Elizabeth Puck, Heather Ruhl, Casey Sennott, Kate Slattery, John Steeno, Eric Trunk, Nathan Vogel, Zach White, Rick Zuern
Web: Ben Perry
Copy Editor: Taylor Lauzon
Faculty Advisor Steven Zwickel
Danielle is a fourth year industrial engineer. Originally from Minnesota, she loves to ski both cross country and downhill as well as spend time on the lakes. In the free time that she pretends to have, she can be found knitting, reading, enjoying the outdoors, sitting at coffee shops or any combination of these. She loves playing sports and jumps in every intramural team possible, but she is also thrilled to cheer on her fellow Badgers at any sporting event she can afford to attend.
Jackie is a senior studying Spanish and Business Management. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, spending time outside, and playing with her two very energetic Springer Spaniels. As a true Minnesotan, she loves all winter activities including figure skating, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and sledding. She is one of those crazy people that you see not wearing a coat until temperatures get below freezing. Even though she has only spent two years at Madison (after her switch from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), she has quickly become an avid Badger fan.
Rachel is a senior double majoring in civil engineering and environmental studies from the lakeside city of Racine, WI. She’s been inside two-thirds of the campus building and plans to see them all before she graduates. Saddened by the recent closure of Taco Bell on State Street, you can catch her in the off hours at Mirch Masala off of the square. Rachel plans on spending a few weeks in Europe this summer and is open to any suggestions where to visit.
Steve is a fourth year Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics student. From southeastern Wisconsin, he grew up as an adamant fan of the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers and continues to be so, much to the chagrin of others. For the duration of his time with the magazine, he makes sure to impose his grammar upon all. When time permits, he enjoys whipping up new delicacies in the kitchen and jamming with his friends in their progressive alternative bluegrass band, Northwest Cyprus, providing the lead ukuleles with backup harmonica and fiddle.
Elly is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and joined the magazine back when she was a sophomore. She grew up in Minnesota, but has always been a big Packer and Badger fan and loves to watch football. Elly prefers to be outside either golfing, running, or visiting family cabins up in Northwestern Wisconsin. When forced to stay inside, she enjoys watching James Bond movies (preferably the older ones) or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
Adam is currently a senior bio-systems engineer at Madison, emphasizing in machinery systems. Outside of the classroom he helps the Concrete Canoe Team with their annual share of design and mixing. He also spends time volunteering in non-profits with his social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. When the snow falls he laces up for ice hockey in intramurals or at outdoor rinks, even out on Lake Mendota.
Nick is a junior double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the city of New Berlin, WI (suburb of Milwaukee). He is always trying to act and dress hipster, but he’s not very good at it. He still tries though. For fun, Nick likes to plays sports with his friends and go to the symphony. He also enjoys the casual game of Rock Band. Nick joined the Magazine his freshman year and he is very excited to help the new members publish their photos.
Tom BernathGraphic Design
Tom is a fourth year majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has never met another badger from the LP of Michigan. He has been a head of the graphic design department for two wonderful years. He puts a lot of energy into the magazine, but does so real last minute. When not trying to study or working on the magazine, Tom can be seen sleeping in or getting rowdy to some Waka Flocka Flames.
Ryan KrullGraphic Design
Ryan is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering from Oregon, WI. This is his first semester serving as a head of Graphic Design. If you ask him to come to any event, he’ll be there, just as long as he doesn’t forget it completely. He loves to adventure wherever there is something to be seen. You can find him pretending like he’s authorized to be on restricted floors of research labs on campus because that’s where the magic happens.
Nick is currently a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering. He hopes to someday go on to get his MBA and own his own business. Sundays in Fall are his favorite time of the year due to his passion fot football. The Green Bay Packers are the greatest thing to happen to this world, and if you feel otherwise he will label you as an outcast and make fun of you. (Just kidding, but seriously hey are the best). Aside from this, he enjoys hunting, biking, camping, and anything outdoors. He hopes someday to live in Colorado. Sports are also another passion of his. He enjoys playing basketball at the SERF and golfing on the local courses in town. Some things on his bucket list include going to a Masters, US Open, and Writer Cup.
Marita is currently a 5th-year senior in Industrial & Systems Engineering. She is also pursuing certificates in Technical Communication and Mathematics. She is originally from Rochester, MN and loves to take that 3.5-hour drive to visit her family whenever she can. In her free time, or when she wants to procrastinate from doing homework, she likes to watch shows like “Bones” and “Law and Order: SVU” and, yes, she is a fan of “Glee.” Marita also has a creative side in acting. She will be directing and performing in a show called Yoni Ki Baat, the womyn of color vagina monologues, this spring.
Justin is a currently a junior studying Computer Engineering and Computer Science and trying very hard to balance the both of them! When his head isn’t in an engineering textbook, he like to spend his time hanging out with friends, singing, playing games (video or otherwise), and enjoy a good cup of coffee.