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Nancy Vandermey


Nancy Vandermey is a rocket scientist, volunteer zookeeper and amateur photographer. She graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech and holds a master's degree in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech. Vandermey joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1996 and is presently . . .

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Ray Herner


Ray H. Herner earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1953 and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering in1954.  Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, Ray attended Lake Superior State University ("Soo Tech") for two years.  At Tech, Ray received a Teaching Fellowship for Mechanical Engineering.  After graduation he lived and worked in Alpena . . .

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Susan Jesse


Susan received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1981. After graduation she accepted a position with General Motors Corporation. In 1982, Susan left GM and went to work for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. She stayed with TI from 1982 to 1988 and during this time worked as Deputy Program Manager, Lead Mechanical Engineer, and . . .

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Thomas Walker '68

Tom Walker earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1968. He spent eight years with General Motors, then joined Volkswagen of America in 1976 as general superintendent of the assembly plant in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. From 1979-1985, he was general manager of a Volkswagen subsidiary producing air conditioning evaporator and condenser coils in Ft. . . .

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