Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Order of the Engineer

Banquet Keynote Speakers

Denise M. Rizzo

Denise M. Rizzo

Fall 2017 Banquet

The speaker was Dr. Denise M. Rizzo, Senior Research Mechanical Engineer, Powertrain Modeling & Simulation Team at US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Rizzo is a 2014 alumna with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.


Robin Johnson-Cash

Robin Johnson-Cash

Spring 2017 Banquet

The keynote speaker was Dr. Robin Johnson-Cash, Technical Training Manager, Ford Motor Company. Cash is a 2015 alumna with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.


Seth Newlin

Seth Newlin

Spring 2016 Banquet

The keynote speaker was Seth Newlin, Chief Engineer, Oshkosh Airport Products, Oshkosh Corporation. Newlin is a 1994 alumnus with both a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering.


Christopher Duke

Christopher Duke

Fall 2015 Banquet

The keynote speaker for the ME-EM Senior Recognition Banquet and Order of the Engineer Program for Fall 2015 was Christopher Duke, 1995 BS in Mechanical Engineering, Design Responsible Manager – Closures, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


Jeff Zawisza

Jeff Zawisza

Spring 2015 Banquet

The keynote speaker was Jeff Zawisza, Fellow at Dow Chemical and a 1983 ME-EM alumnus.


Gerald E. McGlynn III

Gerald E. McGlynn III

Fall 2014 Banquet

Gerald E. McGlynn III, 1984 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech, Intellectual Property Attorney, Howard and Howard; J.D., cum laude, from Detroit College of Law in 1988. Mr. McGlynn graduated from Michigan Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1984.


Lee Ann Rouse

Lee Ann Rouse

Spring 2014 Banquet

The keynote speaker for the banquet was Ms. Lee Ann Rouse, President and CEO Omni Tech International Ltd. Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1987.