Contest Judges

Mary Baker

  • Education
    • BSEM UW-Madison 1966
    • MS & PhD Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology
  • Chair ATA Engineering, San Diego CA
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • 30+ Years of project engineering experience
  • Particular experience in satellite system engineering, launch vehicle and road vehicle dynamics, and simulation and testing of electronic equipment and consumer products for shock and vibration environments

Ed Gisske

  • Education
    • BSEE UW-Madison 1970
    • BSME UW-Madison 1973
    • Thirteen postgraduate credits in Thermoscience and Fluid Dynamics at UW-Madison
  • Registered professional engineer in Wisconsin since 1979
  • 15 US and foreign patents issued, 8 applications pending. More than 50 US Patent citations
  • Owner Gisske Engineering, Mt. Horeb, WI
    • Sole-practice that designs and develops electrical and mechanical products for forensic analysis and testing
    • Participated in bringing more than 150 products to market since 1978
  • Served as a Lecturer/Specialist in the UW-Madison Mechanical Engineering department teaching Manufacturing Processes, Welding Engineering, Instrumentation and various short courses
  • Taught ME349 (Mechanical Engineering Senior Design) as an adjunct lecturer in 1997
  • Interests
    • Amateur radio: First licensed in 1961, Amateur Extra class license
    • Aviation: Commercial, Instrument, and Multi-engine ratings
    • Precision metalworking and machine tool renovation
    • Home brewing beer

Jody Peterson

  • Education
    • BSME, UW-Platteville
    • MSME, Clemson University
      • Participated in Motor-sports Engineering Program
      • Worked with NASCAR Winston Cup teams doing data acquisition
      • Worked with NHRA Top Fuel dragster team, complete finite element analysis of chassis
    • MS Engine Systems, UW-Madison
      • Studied compressible fluid flow, project management, and engine design processes
      • Projects: Detailed study of crankshaft design, optimization of air flow of intake and exhaust systems
  • Employed by Hamilton Sundstrand in Rockford, Illinois since 1999
    • Currently Lead Design Engineer for Boeing 787-9 G5 Coolant Pump System
    • Has worked on projects for Joint Strike Fighter
  • Interests
    • Teaching Guitar
    • Hot Rodding- Currently building the "Hot Rod With No Name," a 1931 Model A Ford with a 932 Hemi
    • Theater lighting design and operating live sound applications

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