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Diversity alumnus spotlight: Roshonda McCowan

The transition from being a college student to becoming an alumnus in the working world is made easier for some by keeping in mind the lessons learned in school. Since graduation, Roshonda McCowan has found plenty of ways to segue from her studies at the University of Missouri College of Engineering and responsibilities with some […]

Engineering students earn spots among McNair Scholars, publish research articles in annual journal

Two engineering students are among 18 University of Missouri students named to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Paulos Mengsteab, a senior mechanical engineering student, and Sital Uprety, a junior civil and environmental engineering student, are part of the 2012-13 group, which also includes students majoring in nursing, psychology, forestry, music performance among others. […]

Chemical engineering student receives Mizzou Inclusive Excellence Award

When chemical engineering graduate student Tapashree Tah came to the University of Missouri in 2006 after living in India her whole life, she felt what many international students feel. “I wanted to celebrate festivals from home and meet other international students,” Tapashree said. She didn’t waste time finding ways to fill those voids. Tah got […]

Engineering diversity program enjoys continued success

“I’m really excited about significant number of outstanding minority engineering students coming to Mizzou, largely due to program incentives we’ve been able to put into place,” said J.R. Swanegan, diversity director with the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. Preliminary enrollment figures for the 2010-2011 academic year show that even with the overall growth in […]

Swanegan recognized for work with NSBE

University of Missouri’s NAACP collegiate chapter presented J.R. Swanegan with the Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award at their Image Awards banquet in late April. Swanegan, the College of Engineering’s director of diversity and outreach, was nominated for the award by the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He […]

NSBE wins at international convention

When Mizzou’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) returned from its 36th annual convention last month, they didn’t come back empty-handed. NSBE won the Region V Small Chapter of the Year award and took first place in the Region V NSBE Love video contest. Chapters with less than 35 active members qualify […]

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

Mizzou Engineering’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently learned that they are one of the 25 student organizations slated to receive $1,000 from the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell’s foundation. Burns & Mac’s “You Decide | We Provide” campaign, in its second year, invites students at Midwestern universities to “vote” […]

Mizzou group building on academic excellence

With the help of a Mizzou Engineering student group, several Hickman High School youths recently upheld a weighty Missouri tradition—using only paper and some tape. Nearly 40 members of the Columbia high school’s Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars program participated in an informal engineering contest on Nov. 13 to see who could best design a […]

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