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150 Years of Student Success: S-STEM Scholar Ivan Linger

April 29, 2022

Ivan LingerAs part of the 150th anniversary of our incorporation as a College, we are highlighting outstanding students including those in the Civil and Environmental Engineering S-STEM Scholars Program.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, CEE S-STEM Scholars are part of a national program to meet the need for well-trained civil engineers. These Scholars, both undergraduate and graduate students, form a diverse group seeking to successfully graduate with an ABET-accredited civil engineering degree. The first class of CEE S-STEM Scholars was named in time for Fall 2021.

Ivan Linger, a sophomore from St. Louis, is finding opportunities to grow professionally and personally as an S-STEM Scholar at Mizzou Engineering. He wants to take his passions for designing and solving current issues and use engineering to improve the world around him.

Why did you choose Mizzou Engineering?

I chose Mizzou Engineering because of the community and the professors in the program. I met a few of the professors before the semester during Summer Welcome and they all seemed to really care about student success.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider applying for the S-STEM Scholarship?

I would really recommend applying for the S STEM Scholarship. It is a great opportunity to make connections and find additional academic support such as tutoring if you may need it.

What’s been your best experience at Mizzou Engineering to date?

My best experience in Mizzou Engineering so far has been learning how to use new programs and software through classes and extracurricular clubs that I had not had experience with before.

Why would you recommend Mizzou Engineering to others?

I would recommend Mizzou Engineering to others because of the inclusive community. My peers and professors have done a great job of making me and many others feel involved in and out of the classroom. I would also recommend it because of the opportunities. There are many engineering-based clubs that are easy to get involved in and there are plenty of people in the field to make connections with.

Learn more about the S-STEM Scholars Program.