Order of the Engineer, Senior Awards Banquet and Capstone Design Day

The ME-EM Order of the Engineer, Senior Awards Banquet and Capstone Design Day was April 23, 2013.

The keynote speaker for the banquet was Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983. After graduation, Colleen joined Chevron Corporation as a Project Engineer. She has been challenged for twenty-eight years by progressing through a variety of assignments in Chevron’s Marketing business, product supply operations, asset management, lubricants and retail functions. Her varied assignments have required eleven relocations, including two international assignments.

Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes with ME-EM Department Chair, Dr William Predebon

Colleen currently serves as Vice President, Product Supply & Trading and has global responsibility for the supply of non-crude oil feedstocks to Chevron’s refining system, refined products supply and trading, marine fuels marketing, and biofuels supply and trading. Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes Biography

Watch the video of Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes speaking to the Michigan Tech ME-EM Awards and Order of the Engineer Banquet

ME-EM Department professor Scott Miers was awarded Teacher of the Year from The ME-EM Student Advisory Board.


Dr. William Endres presented the award to two
Senior Capstone Design Students: Bethany Aebli and Alicia Walby

The ME-EM Senior Capstone Design teams presented their final results for the “capstone” culmination of their undergraduate educational experience.

Professor William Endres said, “Those of us involved in the SCD Program believe the program as a whole, the project results, and the students’ presentation/communication of their results are continually improving and would like to share with you the pride we have in our students’ accomplishments.”

The final event of the ME-EM full day of activities was the order of Engineering induction for all the Spring 2013 graduating seniors.

The ME-EM Advisory Board was also in town for their meetings with faculty, students and staff, and to take in many of the activities.