Team

Full Time Staff

Karl Williamson

Position title: Shop Manager

MFA, Design for Emerging Technologies (Art Inst. of Chicago)
BFA, Industrial Design (Milwaukee Inst. of Art & Design)

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Lennon Rodgers

Position title: Director, Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (MIT)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (MIT)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (U. of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign)

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Carly Benish

Position title: Shop Manager

BS, Biomechanical Engineering (Stanford) MS, Mechanical Engineering (Stanford)

Maggie Muldowney

Position title: Operations Manager

BFA, Fine Art (Minneapolis College of Art & Design)

Graduate Assistants

Lauren Reeg

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Environment & Resources

Hometown: McKinney, TX

Hobbies: Golf, Reading Novels, and Ultimate Frisbee

Nathan Strachen

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Hobbies: Woodcarving, reading, journaling, and hiking

Student Staff

Sarah Akakpo

Position title: Graphics Manager

Major: Gender & Women’s Studies

Hometown: Racine, WI

Hobbies: Painting, Drawing, cooking, and watching movies

Joshua Allen

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Hobbies: Going to the gym, Listening to music, Video games

Malachi Alvarez

Position title: Information Technology (IT) (CAD) Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Stoughton, WI
Hobbies: Making, biking, exploring campus, playing cards

Anders Bandt

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

Hobbies: Running, cooking, hanging with friends

 

Nick Cotton

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Carol Stream, IL

Hobbies: Working on my 1993 Mazda Miata, Going to the gym, and Riding fixed gear bikes

Clayton Custer

Position title: 3D Scanning, Creaform Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Stoughton, WI

Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Skateboarding, Live Music

Madison Edgren

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
Hobbies: Reading, camping, photography, gardening

Madelyn Falk

Position title: Office Manager

Major: Genetics; Life Science Communications 

Hometown: Stoughton, WI

Hobbies: Running, Yoga, Bullet Journaling, Participating in clubs on campus 

Ethan Foley

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Hobbies: Listening to podcasts, playing FIFA, watching sports

Brian Foran

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Shoreview, MN

Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Building and Designing, Ping-Pong, Rock Climbing, Swing Dancing, Camping, and Hiking

Emma Fuller

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Kieler, Wisconsin

Hobbies: Running, skiing, and ice skating

Madison Hodgson

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois

Hobbies: Basketball, eating lots of food

Jacob Hoeg

Position title: Benchtop CNC (Bantam Mini-mill Maintenance and Operation) Manager

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Hobbies: Biking, Tennis, Electronics

Drew Kimmell

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Journalism and Mass Communications

Hometown: Monona, WI

Hobbies: Video Games, Stand-Up Comedy, Sleeping

Grace Klage

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Civil Engineering

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Hobbies: Embroidery, Knitting, Playing the Sims

Julia Martin

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Mukwonago,WI

Hobbies:  Playing and watching sports, painting

Christian Martinez

Position title: 3D Scanning Manager, Electronics Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Hometown: Lake Geneva, WI

Hobbies: Lifting and Electronics

Cayman McKee

Position title: Oculus Go Provost Program Coordinator

Major: B.S. in Computer Science
Hometown: Waunakee, WI
Hobbies: Custom built PCs, Programming, Gaming

Katelyn Miller

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Waunakee, WI
Hobbies: Crafting, Hiking, Kayaking and other lake activities, Exploring, Participating in Alpha Xi Delta Sorority

Josie Minz

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, golfing, and baking.

Corbin Neutgens

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: New Berlin, WI

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Soccer, Running

Joe O'Connell

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Hobbies: 3D Printing & repairing printers, Building & modding computers, repairing electronics/fixing laptops, building electric bikes, and hoarding electronics.

Antonio Rubio

Position title: Machine Shop Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Wyoming, MN
Hobbies:

Quinn Sabin

Position title: CNC Routers, Laguna Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN

Hobbies: Tinkering with electronics and playing guitar; building a 1/3rd scale formula car with the FSAE team on campus.

Gaby Setyawan

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia

Hobbies: Yoga, Reading, Traveling

Corinn Sievwright

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Eagan, MN

Hobbies: Working out, documentaries, hiking

Akshay Vankayala

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Shakopee, MN

Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Magic, Watching Movies

Alex Vesel

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

Hometown: Heartland, WI

Hobbies: Playing guitar, going to concerts, bodybuilding

Taylor Waddell

Position title: Virtual Reality Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Mech. Engineering, Computer Science

Hometown: West Allis, Wisconsin

Hobbies: Programming, Making, Playing Guitar, and Dungeons and Dragons

Kari Weiss

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Madison, WI

Hobbies: student orgs (SPICE, EWB, BRIDGE), painting, hiking, intramurals

Claire Winter

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Greendale, WI

Hobbies: Gardening, art, games

Advisory Board

Jesse Darley

Position title: Advisory Group - Director of Mechanical Engineering & Principal at Design Concepts

Kevin Eliceri

Position title: Advisory Group - Director: Fab Lab at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Sarah Sandock

Position title: Advisory Group - CEO at Dock, Adjunct Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering

Giri Venkataramanan

Position title: Advisory Group - Professor: Electrical Computer Engineering