2020 Scholarship Awards
See Scholarship Summary and Acknowledgement Below
Amy Reiser MSOE
Minor: Electrical and Mechanical Systems
you so much for your continuous support for my education. I have
had so many great experiences at MSOE with the concrete canoe club, a
new Feel Good organization, the MCAA competition, basketball, and so
much more. I will be interning with HGA this summer in Milwaukee and
look forward to learning more about electrical design there. Thank you
again. Stay safe and stay healthy.
Minor: Geoscience & Chemistry
am humbly thankful to be the recipient of the WAEE Scholarship. I was
very excited to hear that I was one of the few selected for this
scholarship and very appreciative of your support towards my education
and future career. With the help of this scholarship, I will be able to
achieve my goals faster within my career. I’m currently in my
last year at the University of Green Bay, double majoring in
Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Science with a
double minor in Chemistry and Geoscience.
Right now I am finishing up my internship with Aurora BayCare Medical Center as an Energy Intern. As an energy intern, I help manage the hospital’s energy usage and collaborate with other members of the team to implement strategies to increase energy efficiency. Often those projects are expedited with the help of our vendors. A few highlights of my internship have been being a part of a project involving implementing OR setbacks, changing the light fixtures to LEDs, and I have worked with a vendor (Faith Technologies) to conduct a solar study for the hospital. As for my activities outside of my internship, I am part Tri-Beta, ASCE Chapter, and Engineering Club here on campus. In Tri-Beta, I performed volunteer activities helping the DNR on local community projects. In ASCE I am in a leadership role (President) and am one of the founding members of the chapter. In ASCE I have been able to get to chapter recognized as an official chapter and have reached out to many consulting firms to have engineers and consultants come and speak to our members. Before I graduate I hope to bring more internship opportunities into the campus through these companies for our members.
My career goal is to go into the engineering field specifically sustainability. Here I can apply my knowledge and skills that I have gained throughout my college career. I have recently been offered a Project Engineer position with Vierbichers Consulting. I eventually want to be a head engineer or project manager within the next 10 years. I plan to work hard to achieve these goals and get to where I want to be.
Minor: Engineering for Energy Sustainability
To the members of the Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education - I want to express my sincere gratitude for receiving one of the 2020 WAEE Scholarships. With your support, I feel that I can utilize the information I have learned as a chemical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison to educate the broader population about the importance of implementing sustainable programs within our communities and within our businesses. Currently, I am working with the Holloway Research Group to provide nonprofits with pollutant emissions data associated with gas and coal burning power plants. My focused research involves calculating the economic benefit of reducing pollutant emissions by retiring current power plants and replacing them with renewable energy. I hope to continue to analyze both the economical and health benefits of implementing renewable energy and pursue a degree in energy consulting.
Danielle Del Conte
Minor: Transportation System Design
|I would like to thank
the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers for generously supporting
my education in the field of civil engineering. I am currently an
intern with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and I hope to
work in transportation system design in the future. I plan to use my
degree to design transportation systems that are energy-efficient and
equitable, hopefully staying in the Midwest! As transportation is one
of the most energy-intensive sectors of the US economy, there is a lot
of work to be done! I cannot overstate my gratitude towards your
organization, and I hope to be able to thank you all in person at some
point in the future.
Minor: Sustainable & Renewable energy sources
|I would like to thank
all of you for awarding me with one of your scholarships. As you all
know college is an expensive endeavor and your financial support means
the world to me.
I am currently studying mechanical engineering with a minor in sustainability and renewable energy systems at UW-Platteville. I am looking forward to interning with Thermo King in Minneapolis this summer. It will be my second internship with the company.
After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I plan to attend graduate school to further my education in the renewable energy field. I hope to have a long, successful career in renewables where I can help make a small difference in the world.
Minor: Engineering for Energy Sustainability
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the entire WAEE board and community for selecting me as a scholarship recipient this year. It's gifts like these which allow students to take full advantage of so many important educational opportunities related to energy engineering. I will be taking a renewable engineering study abroad course in Iceland during the winter of 2021. There, I will tour and study a variety of renewable energy sites through Reykjavík University, as well as contribute to reforestation and conservation efforts. The WAEE scholarship significantly helps me afford the costs of this program.
Port Barrington, IL
Minor: Mechanical systems
|I want to say thank
you so much for this honor. I will be forever grateful for what WAEE
has given me and the opportunities that it will lead me to. I have
interned at passed companies like RTM Engineering Consultants and Riley
Construction Company that have given me the technical skills,
confidence and knowledge to excel in the industry. I have also done
immense work with Society of Women Engineers and, after I was Outreach
Chair, I became President this year which taught me so much about
servant-leadership. I hope, in the future, I will be able to talk more
about these past achievements and new opportunities that all because of
what WAEE has given me. Thank you again and stay safe and healthy.
Minor: Mathematical modeling
|I want to thank the
WAEE scholarship committee (and members) for this scholarship. It
will help eliminate stress so I can focus my efforts on continuing to
excel in school. I have enjoyed internships with Masters’ Academy
and Alliant Energy and look forward to experiencing much more of the
energy engineering field in the future!
Mike Teeter MSOE
& B.S. Architectural Engineering
Minor: Business Administration
|My name is Michael
Teeter and I am currently a junior at the Milwaukee School of
Engineering majoring in Architectural Engineering. I would like to
thank you for your support through The Wisconsin Chapter of the
Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship. This scholarship will aid
in my goal to graduate from MSOE devoid of debt, a goal that is now
realizable with your support. This scholarship has allowed me to enroll
in the 5-year Architectural Engineering Master’s program with
confidence that I will be able to fund tuition for graduate school. For
the upcoming summer, I have accepted a role at EXP as a mechanical
engineering intern in the Milwaukee office. I am involved in a few
organizations on campus such as Professional Construction Society
(PCS), Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), and club soccer in
addition to being to the student member to the graduate program’s
Industrial Advisory Committee. I just want to say thank you once again
for your generous support and I hope to give it forward someday in the
Minor: German Language
|I am so grateful for
this scholarship that will help me in pursuing my educational career. I
am currently a Renewable Energy Intern for Wisconsin Public Service
where I oversee renewable energy programs. In the future, I hope to
work with renewable energy and put my German language skills to use.
Again, I appreciate this scholarship and am thankful to you with all of
Monique Landry MSOE
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Architectural Engineering Electrical Specialty
Minor: Mathematics & Tech Communications
|I would like to extend
my deepest gratitude to the WAEE organization and scholarship committee
for their commitment to Wisconsin students and for helping me achieve
my lifelong goal of becoming a licensed engineer. I have been saving
for college since I was twelve years old, and there have been many
circumstances that have made saving difficult for me. The support of
local organizations like WAEE has been absolutely essential in getting
me where I am today, and I truly cannot thank you enough.
I am a rising junior at MSOE, and have so far had the honor of being the youngest person hired at Ring & DuChateau Consulting Engineers, where I have now been working for almost a year and a half.
In addition to my schoolwork and internship, I am always sure to give back to the community as it has given to me. The International-Servant Leadership Summit is set to occur in Milwaukee (whenever life returns to normal!) and I am proud to be presenting the work I have done co-leading an organization called STEM to Stern. STEM to Stern is run by the MSOE Rowing Team (which I am a part of) and the Milwaukee Rowing Club, and we provide supplemental STEM lessons to local middle school students in addition to teaching them to row. The work I do with this program is extremely rewarding and I am so happy to be a part of it.
Thank you so much again for your support - it enables the work I do for myself and for others.
Mechanical Engineering Technology
|Thank you all for the
scholarship! Right now much of my plans for the summer are in the air.
My originally planned research has been postponed, but the good news is
that I will be doing in an internship with Seagrave Five Apparatus in
the research and development department. I look forward to taking my
first steps as an engineer this summer and learning more about our
craft. My goal for the summer is to purchase my own 3D printer and
teach myself more about design and rapid prototyping.