2020  Scholarship Awards

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Amy Reiser MSOE

Antioch, IL     

Architectural Engineering

Minor: Electrical and Mechanical Systems


Thank 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.
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Bailey Cary 

Reedsburg, WI
UW-Green Bay

Environmental Engineering
Technology / Environmental Science

Minor: Geoscience & Chemistry

I 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.

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Audriana Sadowicz

Elmhurst, IL

Chemical Engineering

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.
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Danielle Del Conte

Wausau, WI

Civil Engineering

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.
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Hannah Exner  

Menomonee Falls, WI

Mechanical Engineering

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.
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Ian Bormett

Stoughton, WI

Electrical Engineering

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.
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Kathryn Ashley 

Port Barrington, IL

Architectural Engineering

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.
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Keegan Jauch

Janesville, WI

Mechanical Engineering

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!
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Mike Teeter MSOE

Shawano, WI

M.S. & B.S. Architectural Engineering
Mechanical Specialty

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 future.
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Miranda Esser 

Germantown, WI
UW-Green Bay

Environmental Science

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 my heart!
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 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.
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Morgan Ringeisen

Oshkosh, WI

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.
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