Position Name Email
President Tara Sundsted

tara.sundsted@gmail.com

Vice President Anne Woodings

akawoodings@gmail.com

Secretary Laura Merchak

laura.merchak@gmail.com

Treasurer Anna Johnson

anna.johnson14@student.montana.edu

Public Relations

Lydia Aman

liddymarie123@yahoo.com

Outreach Coordinator

Kaelee Massey

Abbi Bashford

Sarah Rosa

kaeleemassey@gmail.com

abbi.bashford@gmail.com

sarahecrosa@gmail.com

Event Coordinator

Lizzy Thompson

Hallie Runyan

elizthompson97@gmail.com

hallierunyan@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor Stephanie Wettstein  stephanie.wettstein@montana.edu

 

taraName: Tara Sundsted

Position Held: President

Hometown: Billings, MT

Major: Chemical Engineering

Class Standing:Sophomore

Why did you choose this major? Many of my family members are engineers, and I had a really incredible chemistry teacher (shout out to Mrs. Field) who  really inspired a love of the subject for me. 

Favorite class so far? Acting for Non-majors.  It was entirely different than any class I was taking, and it was the best part of my week.  I would highly recommend it!  

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman?  I love spending time on the trails- either hiking with friends or trail running.

 

anne headshotName: Anne Woodings

Position Held: Vice President

Hometown: Palmer, AK

Major: Civil Engineering

Class Standing: Sophomore

Why did you choose this major?: I wanted t be outside and I thought roads were interesting. 

Favorite class so far?: Statics, because drawing pictures for the problem was fun.

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman?: Rock climbing and cross country skiing (I go up as well as down hills) 

 

 

 

 

 

lauraName: Laura Merchak

Position Held: Event Coordinator

Hometown: Pebble Beach, CA

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class Standing: Sophomore

Why did you choose this major? I want to be a Disney Imagineer.

Favorite class so far? Masterworks of Music with Professor Funk

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? I love going out for adventures in the mountains, whether it’s hiking, camping, or skiing!

 

anna

Name: Anna Johnson

Position Held: Treasurer

Hometown: Kalispell, MT

Major: Electrical Engineering

Class Standing: Senior

Why did you choose this major? I like using math.

Favorite class so far? Probability Theory

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? Going for walks

 

 

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Name: Lydia Aman

Position Held: Marketing Coordinator

Hometown: Homedale, ID

Major: Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering

Class Standing: Junior

Why did you choose this major? I liked the idea of making solutions to future problems

Favorite class so far?: Thermodynamics! I also really enjoyed Organic Chemistry Lab

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? Hiking in the summer and going snowboarding at Bridger Bowl in the winter

 

 

 

 

 

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Name: Hallie Runyan

Position Held: Event Coordinator

Hometown: Eagle, Idaho

Major: Bio Resource Civil Engineering

Class Standing: Junior

Why did you choose this major?  Being from a desert, I've always been very interested in water and have always loved math along with building things. Focusing on bio resources allows me to have a structural background while working towards more efficient water use system.

Favorite class so far? Land Surveying (I now teach the lab)

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? Toss up between hunting and hiking

 


kaeleeName: KaeLee Massey

Position Held: Outreach Coordinator

Hometown: Billings, MT

Major: Chemical and Biological Engineering

Class Standing: Senior

Why did you choose this major?  I have always loved math and science and I hope that one day with my majors I can travel the world.

Favorite class so far? Multidisciplinary Engineering Design

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? I love anything that involves the outdoors, especially during the summer and winter!

 

 

  

 

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Name: Abbi Bashford

Position Held: Outreach Coordinator

Hometown:Boise, ID

Major: Civil Engineering

Class Standing: Senior

Why did you choose this major? My cousin is a civil engineer and absolutely loves it.

Favorite class so far? AutoCAD

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? Evening walks around town with friends.

 

SarahName: Sarah Rosa

Position Held: Outreach Coordinator

Hometown: San Juan Bautista, California

Major: Civil Engineering

Class Standing: Senior

Why did you choose this major? I love roads and dirt, and using the tools from Engineering to help the public gets me going.

Favorite class so far? Mechanic of Materials

What is your favorite activity to do in Bozeman? Going to the tea shop downtown, rollerblading through town, and hanging out with friends

 

How to become a member?

Email any of our officers and they can tell you when and where our next open officer meeting is. Come to these meetings to learn about what we do and how you can get involved. Attending our events and even helping us plan them and getting people to come are great ways to get involved, and often times this involvement gives you a leg up if you want to become an officer later on.

  

Want to Volunteer?   Email swe.montana@gmail.com for more information about upcoming events