MEM students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

MEM Society Executive Board

2016/2017 Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bob Day, Co-Director of MEM program – School of Business

2016/2017 Staff Advisor: Monica Bullock, Undergraduate Program Coordinator – School of Engineering

2016/2017 MEM Society Officers

 Name and Role About Me

scott washburnScott Washburn
President

Why did you choose MEM as your major/what is your career goal upon graduation? After graduation I want to work my way to Plant Manager of a factory, either at a large company or as an entrepreneur. I chose MEM because it is a unique program that is very relevant to my interests and career goals.

What is the thing you like best about UConn? My favorite thing about UConn is how much I learn every semester and how meaningful so many of my classes are.

What are your other extra-curricular activities? I’ve played on several intramural sports teams and am part of the UConn Longboard Club.

What do you like to do? I love running, cycling, skiing, sailing, rock-climbing, tinkering, and learning new things.

What you might not know about me is: I have a DIY personality.

Expected Graduation Date: May 2017

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Lindsey Gilson
Vice President

 

Why did you choose MEM as a major/what is your career goal upon graduation? MEM stood out to me from the minute I learned about it. It is a program unique to UConn that allows its students to hone both their analytical skills as well as business know-how. I chose MEM for those reasons. In high school I loved math and science, but also a the handful of business classes I was exposed to; when looking for colleges and majors to choose from UConn and MEM stood above the rest because I could combine my two love. Upon graduation I know that I will use the skills MEM has taught me. I plan on pursuing a career in supply chain, which MEM lends itself to perfectly.

What is the thing you like best about UConn? Although cliche, the thing I like best about UConn is MEM. The MEM program has given me the opportunity to do so much, including volunteer work, being the student speaker at Open House, and allowed me to build relationships with our wonderful staff, administrators and professors. Outside of the classroom it has also lead me to some of my closest friends. Although the course load is demanding, the opportunities and growth, both professionally and personally, has made these past 3 years worth it. I cannot wait to share my last year as the VP of MEM Society!

What are your other extra-curricular activities? Outside of the classroom, besides studying, on campus I am involved in Pi Beta Phi, a panhellenic sorority on Campus, I am a Teaching Assistant for MEM 2212, and I also participate in intramurals!

What do you like to do? I love running, painting, and baking – especially in good company, like my family!

What you might not know about me is: I spent January – June in Minneapolis working for Unilever full time. It was a very rewarding experience and I would recommend it to anyone considering work experience before graduation.

Expected Graduation date: May 2017

CJ musumeci

C J Musumeci
Chief Financial Officer

Why did you choose MEM as a major/what is your career goal upon graduation? I chose MEM as my major because of the diverse options it will leave me when I graduate. I would like to own my own business one day, so having a background in both management and engineering will be crucial to my success.

What is the thing you like best about UConn? I love the student community at UConn because of how tight nit and prideful the student body is.

What are your other extra-curricular activities? I am in the Honors Council and participate in many intramural sports and activities.

What do you like to do? I like to golf, play baseball, and watch sports with my friends in my free time.

What you might not know about me is: I can fly a plane.

Expected Graduation date: May 2017

Richard PerretRichard Perret
Events Director

Why did you choose MEM as a major/what is your career goal upon graduation? I chose MEM as a major because I felt the MEM program would best equip me with the skills needed to succeed in the job market. I have always wanted to be in a management position, but I also wanted to work in an industry with tangible product. When I graduate, I eventually want to work in Operations Management or Supply Chain.

What is the thing you like best about UConn? The incredibly diverse atmosphere, both academic and social, were one of the main reasons I chose to go to UConn. There is always something new to do or discover.

What are your other extra-curricular activities? I am a funding committee member in Undergraduate Student Government. I also help tour prospective students for Husky-for-a-Day.

What do you like to do? I enjoy playing badminton, listening to music, going camping, and playing video games with friends.

What you might not know about me is: I played Jazz in high school for all 4 years.

Expected Graduation date:  May 2020

Hailey Ross

Hailey Ross
Development Director

Why did you choose MEM as your major/what is your career goal upon graduation?  I applied to UConn as a biomedical engineering major, but after my first year, I realized that I also had interest in the business and management side of engineering. I did some research online and discovered the MEM program, which is a perfect fit for me. Upon graduation, I think that I’d like to get a job as a manufacturing engineer and eventually work my way up to management.

What is the thing you like best about UConn?  Definitely the people that I’ve met here! 

What are your other extra-curricular activities? I am a co-captain of the club water polo team, a member of the Society of Women Engineers, and a morale captain for HuskyThon. I also am a research assistant in an MSE lab. 

What do you like to do? In my free time I like to hang out with friends, swim, go hiking, or play piano.   

What you might not know about me is: I played the tuba for three years in high school.

Expected Graduation Date: May 2018

harasyko

Billy Harasyko
Communications Director / Secretary

Why did you choose MEM as a major/what is your career goal upon graduation? I chose MEM because of the diversity of the classes we take.  I had a hard time deciding between Engineering and Business when applying to UConn, so MEM offered the best of both worlds.

What is the thing you like best about UConn? UConn has all of the perks of a large school, like a ton of clubs, sports teams, and amazing things to do.  But at the same time, MEM offers a tight knit community, where you really develop strong connections with your peers and professors.

What are your other extra-curricular activities? I do a lot with the Outing Club, and I participate in intramural sports.

What do you like to do? Hiking, caving, whitewater rafting, climbing, ice climbing, backpacking, hanging out with friends. 

What you might not know about me is: I am the president of the UConn Outing Club.

Expected Graduation date: May 2018

2015/2016 MEM Society Officers

2015/2016 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Lakshman Thakur -School of Business  and Dr. Diane Van Scoter – School of Engineering
2015/2016 Staff Advisor: Monica Bullock, Undergraduate Program Coordinator – School of Engineering

2015 2016 e board

EVAN WEXLER, President
DHANYA ABRAHAM, Vice President
C J MUSUMECI, Chief Financial Officer
SCOTT WASHBURN, Events Director
RAZA BUTT, Development Director
HAILEY ROSS, Development Director – Elect
CAITLIN SYRETT, Secretary/Communications Director

Pictured left to right: Top Row -Wexler, Musumeci, Butt, Washburn. Bottom row: Ross, Abraham, Syrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014/2015 MEM Society Officers

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EVAN WEXLER, President
STEEV LUKOSE, Vice President
JOE D’AMICO, Chief Financial Officer
SCOTT WASHBURN, Events Director
RAZA BUTT, Secretary

Pictured left to right: D’Amico, Lukose, Wexler, Washburn, Butt