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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

, '07

Ben Johnson '07 has worked in motorsports for the last 10 years, moving his way up to program director for Corvette Racing. In that role, he directs drivers and crew members for Corvette’s entries into the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. Races are held in the United States and Canada starting in January and ending in October. A sampling of the events includes: . . .

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Mary Fisher

Mary Fisher


Mary Fran graduated from Michigan Tech in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. After leaving Michigan Tech, she took a position with Pepsi-Cola Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and then moved to Connecticut later that year where she began working for United Technologies. She spent five years with United Technologies leaving in 1993 to accept a position with Raytheon, Inc. as a senior . . .

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Kristin Kolodge

Kristin Kolodge


Kristin Kolodge (Schwalbach) graduated from Michigan Tech in 1995 with her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. After attending Women in Engineering during Summer Youth Programs, she was hooked. Michigan Tech was the only school she applied to. Kolodge’s career started as a contract employee for Chrysler and was hired on directly several months later. She spent 19 years at Chrysler, working to create . . .

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John Hallquist

John Hallquist '74, '72

John Hallquist earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University in 1970. He received an M.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Tech in 1972. He continued his advanced education from Michigan Tech and earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in 1974. John joined the weapons laboratory at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) . . .

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“He had a finite elements program. I was helping him debug his program, and I didn't really know what I was doing. I kept telling him that. But he would teach me.”Marty Lagina '77 on Bill Predebon, past chair of the ME-EM department