I’m a Mechanical Engineering major from Ambler, PA with a minor in Engineering Leadership Development. My minor sparked my interest in organizational leadership and has shaped my progression through EON as a mentee, mentor, head mentor, and now, president. Being a part of EON allows me to ensure that Penn State engineers have a smooth college transition and can reach their full potential by establishing exceptional networking relationships. This summer, I’m working as a manufacturing intern for Mondelez in Richmond, VA where I’ll be part of team analyzing operational efficiency and maintenance in an industrial bakery. My hobbies include traveling, trying new foods, and playing basketball.
Olivia Dickerson-Vice President
I am a Junior majoring in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Six Sigma. I was a mentee for EON my freshman year, and have been involved ever since (mentor, director, and now vice president)! Besides EON, I am a Resident Assistant in South Halls and a Personal Trainer in the on-campus gyms. This past summer I interned for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in the Quality department where I worked on process improvement projects. This upcoming summer I am excited to be interning for Nestle USA in Maryland.
I am a junior in the Schreyer Honors College majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in economics. Last summer, I had the privilege to intern with Exelon in Limerick, PA. This summer I am interning at Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg, PA. As a freshmen, I partook in EON and enjoyed my experience so much I decided to become a mentor the following year. As my appreciation for mentorship grew, I became a head mentor and then a secretary for EON. Outside of EON, I volunteer with THON, participate in a dance organization on campus, called Vole, and work in a research lab.
Samuel Maszkiewicz-Professional Development Director
I am a junior in aerospace engineering. I have also been involved with EON as a head mentor, mentor, and a mentee in previous years. I choose to be involved with EON because, when I was an incoming engineering student, I did not know anything about Penn State; only the school name and that the engineering program was one of the best. Due to my lack of knowledge, I grew to value the experience that upperclassmen had and the wisdom they could impart on new students. Therefore, because of the ways EON helped me as a freshman, I wanted to give back to the organization and help other individuals in situations similar to my own. Outside of EON, I am a member of the Student Space Programs Laboratory and I am participating in undergraduate research to help better understand rotor-craft noise on distributed electric propulsion vehicles. For the summer of 2017, I will be working as a hot-section structures engineering intern for Pratt & Whitney. In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball, playing piano, and reading both classic literature and scientific works.
Tanner Weaver-Public Relations Director
I am a junior majoring in industrial engineering. I have been involved with EON since freshman year, was a mentor and a head mentor in the past years. It has really been a great experience seeing the different roles in EON and how I could help better this organization each year. I am also on the Executive Board of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers here at Penn State. When I have free time I love to spend it outdoors or with my friends.
Margaret Wilson-Mentor Relations Director
I am junior in biomedical engineering and I plan to go to medical school. I am a part of the club water polo team at Penn State. I have also been apart of the biomechainics lab in the kinesiology department for the past year doing research This is my third year bring apart of EON. I became apart of EON because I met some of my best friends at Penn state through engineering orientation events.I really wanted to give the same great experience I had to other freshman. I first was a mentor, than a head mentor and assistant event logistics director, and this year I am the mentor relations director.
P.J. Ryan-Event Logistics Director
I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering and am a Schreyer Honors College scholar. My academic interests include power systems, electromagnetics, and microelectronics. I began working as an Electrical Engineering intern with ATOPTIX, Inc. in May 2016. This summer, I will work as a Business Development intern with MACOM Technology Solutions in Lowell, MA. In addition to my involvement with EON, I am also a THON volunteer and a member of the Penn State Club Swim team. Together, my education, professional interests, and civic engagement have made my Penn State experience invaluable – I look forward to seeing what this year’s mentees will make of their own Penn State experiences!