Portrait of Steve Donajkowski

Steve Donajkowski

Mechanical Technician


GG Brown 1210A

2350 Hayward, GG Brown 1171 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

I have an Associate’s Degree in Machine Tool Technology from Ferris State University. I have over 33 years of experience in the machining field, including 9 years as an Instrument Maker for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. I started as a Mechanical Technician in Civil and Environmental Engineering in April 2017.

Fabricate and test student projects; prioritize jobs to meet deadlines; help with Geotech Lab, set up lab experiments and maintain equipment; help during lab sessions.

I have grown so much in knowledge since working at the University of Michigan, not just in technical expertise, but also with the unique opportunities to meet people from different cultures. I enjoy the diversity and working with my colleagues and students.

Start date at U-M: 08/11/2008

Start date in CEE: 04/4/2017

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Advice for new students: Please ask for help. The staff are here not only to make your time at the University of Michigan an enjoyable experience, but also to advance your knowledge and help when and where we can.

Favorite quote: “The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask”

Favorite free time activities or hobbies: I enjoy the outdoors, whether cutting wood, fishing, hunting or just taking a walk in the woods; nature has so much to show us. I also love dogs and college sports.

  • CEE Staff Excellence Award 2018