Faculty Advisors

Katherine Pickens McConnell

Kat Pickens McConnell

Faculty Advisor • Professional Development Advisor
Mechanical Engineering
Hi Everyone! I’m an Advisor for ASME and an Academic Advisor for Mechanical Engineering. I’ve been part of the department for five years and couldn’t possibly be more excited to be working with ASME. Outside of work, I spend my time studying for grad school v. 2.0, getting distracted by the Great British Baking Show, and enjoying all the sunshine and scenery that Colorado has to offer.
Janet Tsai

Janet Tsai

Faculty Advisor • Professor
Mechanical Engineering
As a Faculty Director for ASME, I get to encourage and support our excellent ASME officers as they plan events and coordinate activities that benefit CU Mechanical Engineering and our entire campus community. Growing up in Fort Collins, CO, I developed an interest in robotics while in high school, which I pursued through my undergraduate in ME and then in my first job working for iRobot Corporation manufacturing and designing...

Current Leadership

Renee

Renèe Schnettler

President
Mechanical Engineering
Hello! I’m so excited to be the president for our CU chapter of ASME. I enjoy being a part of ASME, where we plan awesome events, and strive to broaden student’s networks to include many other students, faculty, and professionals. I'm a junior in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Engineering Management. I've known I wanted to pursue a degree in engineering since I was in 7th grade taking my...
Mark

Mark Mckenna

Vice President
Mechanical Engineering
Hello! I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering, while also working on a Space minor. I was born in Rapid City, South Dakota but have lived in Loveland, Colorado for the majority of my life. I am very excited to be a part of ASME here at CU because it allows me to be active in the community of mechanical engineers on campus. I enjoy building relationships with students and...
Matthew

Matthew Gilster

Treasurer
Mechanical Engineering
Hello all! My name is Matthew, and I’m currently a Junior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Math.
Caroline Norris

Caroline Norris

Secretary
Mechanical Engineering
Hi! I’m Caroline and I am a junior in mechanical engineering with a minor in energy engineering. I have lived in Colorado my whole life and love being outside, hiking, cooking, and going to the gym! I am excited to be a part of ASME so I can be more involved in the engineering community and get to know more mechE’s! I hope to pursue a career in renewable energy...
Trevor Peterson

Trevor Peterson

Industry Outreach
Mechanical Engineering
Hi! I’m Trevor, a third year Mechanical Engineering student. In school, some of my favorite classes included Heat Transfer, and the CAD class! I’m really passionate about building community and networking. In my free time I love to ski and run. Feel free to reach out!
Jimmy Rizkallah

Jimmy Rizkallah

Industry Outreach
Mechanical Engineering
Hello, I’m Jimmy Rizkallah and I’m a junior in mechanical engineering at CU Boulder. I’m originally from Ohio and chose CU because of the great engineering program as well as proximity to the mountains because I love to ski! I’ve been a member of ASME since last semester and I love being able to participate in organizing events for members of my major. Last summer I did research with the...
Sarah

Sarah Khorchidian

Graduate Student Outreach
Mechanical Engineering
Hi friends, I’m a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering. I made the journey all the way from Denver, Colorado to be here. In my free time you can catch me tearing it up on the slopes or exploring the great outdoors. I love engineering and hope to continue working in the renewable energy industry where I can make the world a better place by mitigating the harmful effects of...
Gary Marshall

Gary Marshall

Graduate Student Committee
Mechanical Engineering
Pursuing a double Master’s in Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering - Design. Graduated Spring 2019 with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering, minors in Physics and Engineering Management. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and then moved to Boulder in 2013. My entrepreneurial spirit helps me improve the world through fun and challenging engineering projects. On the weekends I enjoy skiing, camping, grilling, fishing, hunting and pretty much anything outdoors.
Abigail Oglesby

Abigail Oglesby

Student Outreach • Student of the Month Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering
Hey! My name is Abby Oglesby and I am currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering pursuing an energy engineering minor. I am from Fort Collins, Colorado, but have lived all over the country and even the world! I am interested in renewable energy development as well as STEM Policy, having worked for Colorado Representatives and Xcel Energy in past summers, and hope to work in both realms in the future...

Past Officers