MMET Department News: People

A lovely retirement gathering for Danise Jarvey!
MMET Academic Advisor Danise Jarvey retired recently. She’ll be enjoying even more quality time with her grandkids!

The MMET Department has evolved since joining the College of Engineering, adding resources, staff, and faculty, especially over the past year. 

Laboratory resources have been added through industry donations from companies like Ross Controls, Miller Welding, Parker-Hannifin and Donald Engineering. 

The retirement of MMET Advisor Danise Jarvey brought a new addition to the department, Tricia Stein.

MMET Academic Advisor Tricia Stein

Tricia comes from her previous position as an Advisor in the ME-EM Department at Michigan Tech, so she is very familiar with Michigan Tech culture and students. 

Danise dedicated over 24 years to the University. Among the roles she has held: Director of Academic Services in the MMET Department and the former School of Technology; Senior Engineering Academic Advisor (ME-EM); Study Abroad Coordinator (College of Engineering); and Lab Instructor/Course Assistant (College of Business and former School of Business and Economics). Danise plans to spend time with her family and travel.

David Wanless Named Director of Graduate Programs

MMET Graduate Advisor and Associate Teaching Professor David Wanless
MMET Professor of Practice Nicholas Hendrickson

The addition of graduate degree offerings in the department has brought a new role for Dr. David Wanless. He now serves as Director of Graduate Programs in addition to his faculty position. In this role, Dr. Wanless reviews all candidate applications for acceptance into the graduate certificates and degree programs. He also oversees graduate program assessment, and the advising of MMET graduate students. 

Nicholas Hendrickson Joins MMET Faculty
Michigan Tech’s MMET Department is very pleased to announce that Nicholas Hendrickson has joined its faculty as a Professor of Practice (PoP). Hendrickson was previously the Operations/Facilities Supervisor for the MMET Machine Shop for the past 12 years, and also had been routinely teaching as an Adjunct Instructor. In addition to the PoP position, Hendrickson will direct all MMET Machining and Additive Manufacturing Facilities. He has expertise in all types of manufacturing, but specializes in AM.

Scott Meneguzzo Named New MMET Laboratory Operations Supervisor

MMET Laboratory Operation Supervisor Scott Meneguzzo
MMET Adjunct Instructor Jay Kristola

MMET has a new Laboratory Operations Supervisor, Scott Meneguzzo, who was previously the Master Machinist in the MMET Machine Shop. “It is very fortunate to have Scott take over this role because of his familiarity and expertise with all the equipment and operations in the facility,” says MMET Department chair John Irwin. In his new role, Meneguzzo supervises the student temporary employees that perform machining and fabrication as well as serving as the Safety Liaison for the MMET Department. 

Jay Kristola Returns to MMET as Adjunct Instructor“We are pleased to have the return of Adjunct Instructor Jay Kristola,” adds Irwin. “He brings over 40 years of experience to reinforce his teaching of subjects such as: Statics, Fluid Mechanics, and Strength of Materials.”