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Nathalie Osborn

Nathalie Osborn


After graduating from Tech in 1995, Nathalie held her first job within the automotive industry, where she traveled to auto plants installing laser cameras as "eyes" for robots that installed windshields, back windows and roofs for multiple OEMs. In 2000, she entered into the energy industry as a field tech installing hydrogen fuel cell engines into demo cars. This opportunity lead her to an amazing career where she currently . . .

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Paul Fernstrum

Paul Fernstrum


Paul W. Fernstrum, a mechanical engineering alumnus, is chairman and past president of Menominee-based RW Fernstrum & Co., a third-generation family-owned company that invented—and continues to manufacture and market—the Gridcooler keel cooler, a marine engine heat exchanger, which was developed during World War II for landing craft. Paul began his career at RW Fernstrum as a draftsman. In 1975 he . . .

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Charles Cronenworth

Charles Cronenworth


Charles Cronenworth earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honor from Michigan Tech in 1944. After graduation and serving in World War II, he was a research design engineer with Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. In 1947, he joined the Diamond Crystal Salt Co. as a design draftsman. He held a number of managerial positions before being promoted to assistant chief engineer in 1956. In October 1975, he was elected to . . .

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Terry Woychowski

Terry Woychowski '78

Terry Woychowski has done so much for so many and is clearly worthy of being the first recipient of the newly established Humanitarian Award. With his immediate family, Terry founded the Woychowski Charitable Foundation, sponsoring a Michigan Tech Senior Design Team to build a "Human-Powered Hammer Mill." He has formed a partnership with the World Hope organization to manufacture these grain processors and deploy . . .

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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