Hi! I'm James Siedschlag, an incoming Junior Mechanical Engineering student at MSOE. I come from Manitowoc, Wisconsin along the coast of Lake Michigan.
Going back to the very start of my high school experience, I made it a point to make as many connections and get as many experiences as I could. I would say I was successful as I participated in almost every club in some way. Clubs like Forensics and FBLA, and drama helped me to learn how to be confident and outgoing; however, the most impactful experience was being a founding member of our robotics team. The unique experience of starting a team allowed me to acquire a taste for leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit that has driven many of my choices up to this point. Additionally, I gained confidence in my engineering abilities and a passion to use them to make a difference. I led my team as the president of engineering for the following two years and continue to serve as a mentor for them. Every year after we started I have also spent time volunteering for events and helping teams so others can find a path like the one that I'm so excited to be on!
Despite the workload in college and the unique circumstances of starting in 2020, I continue to participate in robotics and maintain active leadership roles in multiple clubs. UIF stands for the values which I aspire to and I look forward to making a difference on campus!
- MSOE University Honors Scholar
- MSOE Honors List
- MSOE Robotics Presdient 22-23
- Raider Robotics VEX U Vice President 22-23, Excellence Award Winners 2020
- Manitowoc Lutheran High School Salutatorian
- FIRST Robotics Competition Dean's List Semi-Finalist 2018, 2019
- FBLA Computer Problem Solving Winner (WI, State)