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26 honored at first 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering

Award recpients pose for a large group photo.

A total of 19 students, five members of the faculty and staff and two alumnae were honored at the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering, hosted by the University of Missouri Women in Engineering Center.

A total of 19 students, five members of the faculty and staff and two alumnae were honored at the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering, hosted by the University of Missouri Women in Engineering Center. The banquet honoring several standout women for their contributions to the MU College of Engineering and the engineering field was held April 27 in Columbia, Mo.

The 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering was named in honor of the first woman graduate of the MU College of Engineering, Ada Wilson, who graduated with a civil engineering degree in May of 1907. In total, 19 students, two alumnae and five members of the faculty and staff were honored at the inaugural event. The honorees, listed here alongside their home departments, were:

Students:

  1. Juhee Hyun, Senior, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  2. Mahdieh Pootschi, Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
  3. Lisa Wilken, Senior, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  4. Kelli Noel, Masters Candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  5. Maty Shearhart, Junior, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  6. Jeanette Greene, Junior, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  7. Princess Lyons, Junior, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  8. Liz Brechbueler, Senior, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  9. Sijae Brown, Junior, Computer Science
  10. Mikayla Miller, Senior, Chemical Engineering
  11. Grace Doran, Junior, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  12. Alexis Plannels, Senior, Bioengineering
  13. Hilary Schmidt, Masters Candidate, Bioengineering
  14. Keisha Avery, Senior, Bioengineering
  15. Janae Bradley, Masters Candidate, Bioengineering
  16. Biyan Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  17. Katy Beyer, Senior, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  18. Britany Morago, Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
  19. Amanda Mesa, Junior, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty, Staff, Alumni:

  1. Heather K. Hunt, assistant professor of Bioengineering
  2. Sheila Grant, professor of Bioengineering and associate dean of research
  3. Mary Meyers, associate teaching professor of Chemical Engineering
  4. Sarah Mounter, research specialist with the Center for Physical and Power Electronics
  5. Linda Moen, BS CiE ’84, EFK Moen
  6. Kristin Murray, BS IE ’08, Honeywell
  7. Shubhra Gangopadhyay, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established in 1849, Mizzou’s engineering excellence includes nine disciplines, more than 110 faculty members and more than 3,000 exceptional undergraduate and graduate students.