Epod Episode 5: Craig Lee on Technical Project Management

On this episode, Susan Ottmann talks with Craig Lee—a Principal Group Engineering Manager with Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. Craig completed his Master of Engineering in Engineering Management right here at UW-Madison. In this interview, he provides insights into his learnings from the MEM program, the Technical Project Management course where he serves as a thought-leader, and his experience as a leader at Microsoft.

Epod Episode 4: Theresa Pelkey—An Alumna’s Perspective on Manufacturing Systems Engineering

On this episode, Justin Kyle Bush talks to Theresa Pelkey, the Manufacturing and Project Engineering Director at Kite Hill. Theresa received a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from UW-Madison. She discusses her personal and professional development and the challenges of working, studying and being a parent. She also talks about her experience in the MSE program and gives advice for those who are thinking about continuing their education—whether through a degree or professional development.

Alumna Spotlight: Payton Gunderson

Payton Hilby always knew she wanted to be an engineer. She excelled in mathematics and science and loved the hands-on engineering courses she took in high school. When it came time for her to decide what she wanted to do after graduating, it was an easy decision to pursue engineering. After double-majoring in engineering sciences and mathematics at Wartburg College, she decided to enroll in the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program at UW-Madison. She chose the program because she wanted to develop crucial leadership and management skills.

Faculty Spotlight: Najoua Jouini

Najoua Jouini, PhD, is faculty in the Master of Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE) program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs. She shared her thoughts about why students should consider an online master’s degree, what she loves about the SSE program, her own career path, and the many career opportunities that exist for SSE graduates. 

Celebrating Community After a Year of COVID

On a balmy day in late July, students in UW-Madison’s Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program were desperately trying to find the haunted hall. No, it wasn’t an event for Halloween enthusiasts—rather, it was a scavenger hunt for students in the all-online program to get to know each other in the real world.