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.

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.