ASME Fall 2017 Officers


    Ryan McMurtry

    Ryan McMurtry is currently a super senior in ME and will be graduating in May 2018. After working a summer as a Test/Warranty Intern at Rexnord Gear in Milwaukee and the following summer as Product/Safety Engineer at United Airlines in Chicago, he is interested in the aerospace industry. Ryan also did 3 years in the Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) researching composites and applications to industry using additive manufacturing techniques. Ryan enjoys running, Camp Randall football games and any free badger sporting event (free scarf soccer games!). As chair, he conducts the general meetings and helps to connect the section to opportunities within the department, college and industry. Ryan became involved with ASME after working with some fellow officers at the PEC.

    Vice President

    Marcus Klug

    Marcus Klug is a 5th year Senior in Mechanical Engineering - he is graduating in May 2018 and currently stressed out about deciding between jobs. He worked a co-op term at Subzero-Wolf on the West Side of Madison after his Sophomore year and also went back the next summer after his Junior year. At Subzero, he worked in their Reliability Dept. and in their New Product Development Dept. He worked a manufacturing internship last summer at Rehrig Pacific Company where he stayed well hydrated and met some very cool people. Outside of engineering, Marcus enjoys sports and spending time in the great outdoors. He has been involved with ASME since his Freshman year and is the current Vice-Chair.

    Social Chair

    Aaron Faubel

    Aaron Faubel is currently a Senior in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in December 2018. He is an active member of the Design Team and has previously been a student/mentor in FIRST Robotics. Aaron enjoys helping people and is a big Marvel fanatic. His favorite place on campus is the hill on Observatory to look at the stars on a clear night. As Social Chair, he plans and coordinates many of the fun events that ASME puts on throughout the year. Aaron became involved in ASME after going to a social event and meeting some classmates.


    Bryan McMichael

    -Major: 5th year senior studying Mechanical Engineering graduating May 2018 -Certificates: Certificate in Business, Certificate in Engineering Thermal Energy Systems -Co-op Experience: Project Engineering at Bemis Healthcare Packaging in Oshkosh, WI -Internship Experience: New Product Development Intern at Milwaukee Tool in Brookfield, WI -ASME Leadership Positions: Membership Chair, Social Chair, and Treasurer -Hobbies: Spikeball, Volleyball, Snowboarding


    Nick Sierakowski

    After graduating in May 2018, Nick Sierakowski will be working at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). His coursework in Mechanical Engineering gave him the opportunity to have three internships during his time at UW-Madison. He worked at FCA during the summers of 2017 and 2016 as a product development and quality engineer. Before that, Nick worked at Greenheck Fan Corporation as a manufacturing engineer. Besides being the ASME Secretary, Nick is also on the SAE Clean Snowmobile Team and is a Student Assistant for ME 201 (Intro to Mechanical Engineering). When not on campus, Nick enjoys working out, dominating his opponents in ping pong, and sampling craft beer at Madison's finest restaurants.


    Madeline Camilleri

    Madeline Camilleri is currently a Senior in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in May 2018. After working as a Summer Manufacturing Intern at Genus PLC, she is interested in working in Manufacturing. Madeline has also been on Co-op at Thermal Spray Technologies as a Quality Engineer and currently works as Research Assistant in the Polymer Engineering Center's Additive Manufacturing lab at UW. She enjoys going to concerts and sailing on Lake Mendota in her free time. As Webmaster of ASME she maintains the student section website. Madeline became involved in ASME after meeting a fellow officer in Euchre Club.

    Regional Liaison

    Jordan Black

    I am Jordan Black and I am currently a power (5th year) senior at UW-Madison. I am studying Mechanical Engineering while pursuing minors in entrepreneurship and manufacturing. I started my love for engineering after my freshmen year as an intern at the Santa Monica Pier where I fixed rollercoasters and troubleshot ride breakdowns. Recently I interned at Ford Motor Company and will be continuing there as a Ford College Graduate in their manufacturing program. I had the chance to work on the launch of new vehicles and receive hands on experience. I also work in a robotics laboratory where I design and manufacture robotic tooling. I am currently the president of Transcend a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. We host the country's largest student ran innovation competition where we give over $40,000 worth of prizes.

    Besides engineering I love being outdoors and hanging out with my friends. Bike riding is my favorite hobby. I also have a record player with a crazy collection such as The Who, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, and even Kanye. I love challenging myself and always trying new activities. So if there are any random hobbies or events you have just let me know. I also love sushi and pizza (even better at the same time).


    Nick Woznicki

    Nick Woznicki is currently a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering. For the past two Summers, he has worked at West Allis Memorial Hospital in the ACL Histology Lab as a Lab Assistant. This has taught him to avoid the healthcare field for his future career. This coming Summer he is looking forward to working as a Field Service Engineer Intern at Eaton Corp. He enjoys long walks on the beach, visiting the Santa Monica Pier, and going skinny jean shopping all with his really cool friend, Jordan Black. Aside from that, Nick really likes snowmobiling and golfing with his friends. He will also bust you in 2K if you challenge him. As Publicity Chair of ASME he creates posters for each GM, as well as help other officers publicize their events.

    Industrial Relations Chair

    Henry Hasti

    Henry Hasti is a Junior in Electrical Engineering. He has interned at Medtronic and is currently a Student Assistant in an EE course. He is interested in pursuing a career in the Biomedical field or in higher education following graduation. In his free time Henry enjoys playing music on a variety of instruments. As the Industrial Relations Chair, he coordinates with companies for events like General Meetings and the Golf Outing.

    Academic Chair

    Zachary Kant

    Zachary Kant is currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in May 2018. Zach has had previous internships working at GE Power and Eisenmann Corporation. He was previously one of the ASME design team co-chairs and led a team of students to compete in a "robot pentathlon" held at Tennessee Tech. In his free time, Zach likes woodworking, flying, and restoring old cars and motorcycles.

    Contest Co-Chair

    Peter Hornung

    Peter Hornung is a Senior in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in December 2018. He has interned at Briggs and Stratton working on portable generators and dry sump engines. This past spring and summer, he was a co-op at Sierra Nevada Corporation working on spaceflight hardware. He got involved in ASME after showing up to the wrong design team meeting and sticking with it.

    Contest Co-Chair

    Seth Rueter

    Seth Rueter is a 4th year (out of 5) in mechanical engineering and will be graduating in May 2019. He has been an officer since his sophomore year of college holding the position of Design Team Co-Chair. He then became the Vice-president his junior year and liked the design team so much, he became the co-chair once again for his current term. He has worked at Plexus as a Mechanical Design Intern and is currently on Co-op at Sub-Zero Wolf as a reliability engineer. He is also a Sergeant in the US Army in an engineering brigade. During his free time, he enjoys photography, woodworking, and camping when he can. A piece of advice that he learned from the military; if you are hurt, take a knee and drink water.

    Outreach Chair

    Andrew Klinger

    Andrew Klinger is a Senior in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in manufacturing and will be graduating in December 2018. He has worked as both a manufacturing engineer co-op for Greenheck Fan Corp, as well as a project engineer intern with Clasen Quality Chocolate. Andrew loves to spend his time running, swimming, and volunteering. As the ASME Outreach chair, Andrew plans volunteering events, as well as plan on new events for ASME to participate in. Andrew became involved with ASME after attending one of the awesome general meetings to get some free food.

    Banquet Chair

    Hannah Smoot

    Hannah Smoot is currently a Junior in Mechanical Engineering with an expected graduation date of May 2019. Hannah worked as an Auto-Cad specialist intern at Schreiber Foods in Green Bay, Wisconsin this past summer. She is interested in working in the Architectural Engineering industry with a focus on mechanical building systems. Hannah is currently completing research on an Additive Manufacturing Heat Exchanger project in the Polymer Engineering Center’s lab. As ASME’s banquet chair, she is responsible for planning and organizing the end of semester banquet. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her dog and going for long runs around campus.

    Membership Chair

    Austin Carlson

    Austin Carlson is currently a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in May of 2020. He will be working as a Modeling and Simulation Intern at Oshkosh Corp this coming summer. Austin worked as a volunteer lab assistant in the "Pegasus" Fusion Science research lab on campus during the spring of his Freshman year. He enjoys snowboarding on the weekends and is a huge Wisconsin sports fan. As Membership Chair of ASME, Austin maintains the club's membership spreadsheets and is in charge of keeping track of ASME points and paid members. Austin became involved in ASME after applying and becoming Freshman Representative in the fall of 2016.

    Fundraising Chair

    Ryan Gutenberger

    Ryan Gutenberger is currently a Senior in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in May of 2019. He has most recently finished a co-op at Enerpac in new product development. Ryan has developed an interest in design and new product development. He has also completed an internship at Steel King Industries where he worked in design and drafting. As Fundraising Chair of ASME, Ryan organizes several fundraising events to help build funds for the club. Ryan became involved in ASME after his friend urged him to attend a meeting.

    Procurement Chair

    Connor Dickmann

    Connor is a 5th year senior student in Biological Systems Engineering and will be graduating at the end of the fall 2017 semester. In the past he has worked as an engineering intern at Ocean Spray. In the future Connor looks to pursue a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering. In his free time, Connor is either doing outdoorsy things like running, climbing, hiking, tennis, or ultimate frisbee; or nerdy things like gaming or dungeons and dragons. Connor is the current procurement chair for ASME and gets to manage all of the delicious food for all the general meetings.

    Historian Chair

    Matthew Strommen

    Matt Strommen is currently a Junior in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating in December 2019. Matt has spent 3 summers at a summer camp called Camp Phillip where he lead programs and was the Head Lifeguard. He recently accepted a Product Development Co-op with Enerpac for the Spring/Summer of 2018. He loves design work and hopes his future job has design at the core. He is very active with playing basketball, volleyball, biking, hiking, working out, running, ultimate frisbee, and doing anything athletic. He plans on running a marathon with his sister in the spring, and is currently training for it. As Historian for ASME, he takes photos of the club and runs their social media accounts. His other passions are football (Green Bay Packers and Badgers), playing board/card games, watching movies, going on adventures, long road trips, and staying healthy.

    Student Relations Chair

    Vann Jacques

    Vann Jacques is a junior in the Mechanical Engineering program and expecting to graduate in the spring of 2020. Vann has worked an internship position in Green Bay as an engineer at a small company called Seura. He will be taking off the spring 2018 semester for a co-op position at American Orthodontics in Sheboygan. He enjoys attending Wisconsin football and hockey games as well and Packer games. As the ASME Student Relations Officer, Vann reaches out to students at multiple campus org fairs to become involved in ASME.

    Sophomore Representative

    Kevin Kirk

    Kevin Kirk is currently a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering and also pursuing a certificate in Engineering for Energy Sustainability. His work force experience to this point is a mentorship during high school at Sentera LLC - a small drone company located in Minneapolis, MN. On campus, Kevin is involved in FAR-Mars (a rocketry club), Insight Wisconsin building an automatic page turner, and with a chemistry professor building sensor enclosures. In his free time he plays multiple intramural sports, goes to Badgers games, and plays Settlers of Catan. Kevin got involved with ASME his second semester of freshman year and is currently the sophomore representative.

    Freshman Representative

    Farold Dias

    Farold Dias grew up in Milwaukee and is currently a Freshman in Mechanical Engineering. He was very involved in the Math Club and Science Olympiad team at his high school and his interest in the STEM field led him to choose this major. This past summer, he worked at Jimmy Johns where he made sandwiches freaky fast and learned concepts that take place in the culinary work space. In addition, his hobbies include playing soccer and the violin. Farold learned about ASME at the organization fair and is currently having a great experience being the freshman representative for the club.