Luke Markovich: 2022 STEM Scholar

November 11, 2022

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Civil and Environmental (CEE) 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. 

Luke Markovich is from O’Fallon, Missouri. During high school, he was involved with the soccer team and enjoyed making music with his friends.

We asked him a few questions about becoming a STEM Scholar at Mizzou.

How did you first get introduced to engineering?

I was introduced to engineering through my high school physics teacher.

Why are you interested in pursuing engineering?

Although I don’t know what type of engineering I want to do yet, I like it because I like the idea of solving real world problems with systems of math and science.

Why did you choose Mizzou Engineering?

Mizzou wasn’t that far from home and my teacher had gone here for their engineering degree.

How has being a STEM Scholar helped you at Mizzou Engineering?

It has helped me meet a lot of new people and have a lot more connections academically and in my career.

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

I would tell them that it’s a great opportunity in college and it opens up pathways for you.

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

Learning about the different types of engineering.

Why would you recommend Mizzou Engineering to others?

I would recommend it because there are many different options you can choose from.

Thanks for sharing, Luke!

Learn more about the STEM Scholars Program.