The Enterprise Awards were developed to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of Enterprise students, faculty, staff, and sponsors in the following categories:
Student Awards- $100 each
Innovative Solutions Award
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor
Behind the Scenes
More detailed descriptions of the awards and eligibility criteria - click here for the enterprise award nomination form.
Enterprise students, advisors, faculty and staff can nominate deserving candidates by submitting a nomination form and letter during the Spring semester. The nomination letter should be no longer than two pages single-spaced. Nominators may collect up to three additional letters of support from others to strengthen their nomination. Each support letter should be no longer than two page, single-spaced. Student nominees must be currently enrolled in the Enterprise Program in order to be considered for an award.
An awards committee comprised of faculty and staff involved in the Enterprise Program will review nominations and select winners based on how well they support the given award criteria. Award recipients will receive a framed award certificate, lapel pin, and $100 cash prize (sponsors will receive a University memento in lieu of cash).
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Enterprise Awards:
Rookie Award—Brian Geiger, Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise
Innovative Solutions—Pete LaMantia, IT Oxygen
Outstanding Enterprise Leadership—Brooke Bates, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Behind the Scenes Award—Tania Demonte Gonzalez, PhD Student Researcher, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor--Dr. Tony Rogers, Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering.
If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please contact Briana Tucker (722 M&M, firstname.lastname@example.org, 906-487-3565).
Rookie Award: Brian Geiger, Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise
Innovative Solutions: Pete LaMantia, IT Oxygen
Outstanding Enterprise Leadership: Brooke Bates, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Behind the Scenes Award: Tania Demonte Gonzalez, PhD Student Researcher, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor: Dr. Tony Rogers, Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering
Rookie Award—Jack Block, CFO - Supermileage Systems Enterprise
Innovative Solutions—Cory Rorick, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Outstanding Enterprise Leadership—Andy Lambert, CEO - Supermileage Systems Enterprise and Daniel Prada, Spark Ignition (SI)
Team Lead—Clean Snowmobile Enterprise
Behind the Scenes Award—Kelly Steelman, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, nominated by Built World Enterprise.
Outstanding Leadership: Allysa Meinburg, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Rookie Award: Bryce Traver, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Innovative Solutions: Travis Wavrunek, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Industry/Sponsor Relations: Jordan Woldt, Blue Marble Security/Oshkosh Baja Suspension Team
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor: Dr. Tony Rogers, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Outstanding Enterprise Sponsor: Michael Bunge, Libbey Inc.
Behind the Scenes: Steven Lehmann, Biomedical Engineering
Outstanding Leadership: Oliver Schihl, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise
Rookie Award: Troy Maust, Aerospace Enterprise
Innovative Solutions: Paul Kamps, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Industry/Sponsor Relations: Romana Carden, Aerospace Enterprise
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor: Jay Meldrum, Alternative Energy Enterprise
Behind the Scenes: Dr. Jennifer Becker, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Outstanding Leadership: Tyler Miller, Supermileage Systems
Rookie Award: Ian Johnson, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise
Innovative Solutions: Rebecca Phipps, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Industry/Sponsor Relations: Team Oshkosh, Blue Marble Security
Outstanding Enterprise Advisor: Tony Rogers, Consumer Product Manufacturing
Outstanding Sponsor: David Blondheim, Mercury Marine
Behind the Scenes: Jon Lund, Machine Shop Attendant, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics