Missouri Compacts: Inclusive Excellence

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Mizzou Engineering names new Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Faculty Fellows

Kristofferson Culmer, Vellore Gopalaratnam and Kathleen Trauth Mizzou Engineering has named three Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Faculty Fellows for the Spring 2023 semester. These appointments are part of the College’s enhanced commitment to underrepresented communities and ensure a welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. The IDE Faculty Fellows are: Kristofferson Culmer, assistant…

Mizzou NSBE members Hirut Suraphel, Justin Agudah, Mariam Morafa, Taja Hawkins, Elijah Beamon, Nonso Ogbuefi, Awa-Bousso Gueye, Trenton Foster, Chanel Wheeler, Emajin Brown, Trinity Brown, Xavier Fraizer, Jaden Findley, Ogheneobarome Emeje and Lawrence Ogbuli

Mizzou NSBE members find success at regional conference

Members of the Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) racked up five awards at the NSBE Region V Fall Regional Conference this fall.

Somaya Faruqi, captain of the Afghan Dreamers FIRST robotics team, presents in Lafferre Hall

‘Dare to Dream:’ Somaya Faruqi, captain of the Afghan Dreamers FIRST robotics team, speaks at Mizzou Engineering

Girls with ideas and passion can change the world. That’s what the Afghan Dreamers FIRST robotics team proved when they became the first robotics team in Afghanistan. “We were the girls who dared to dream, to believe in ourselves,” said Somaya Faruqi, caption of the team. “Once we have belief, we can achieve everything that we want. Once we have belief, we will be unstoppable.”

Sara Ricardez Hernandez (left) and Amanda Paz Herrera (right) at the 2022 SACNAS National Conference

Mizzou SACNAS: creating opportunities for mentorship in STEM

Want to become part of a national community of researchers interested in increasing diversity in STEM? Consider the Mizzou chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

Mizzou’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosted Girl Scout Day, an event for local girl scouts to learn about engineering.

Girl Scout Day at Mizzou Engineering inspires creativity in STEM

Give a girl a building block, she'll play for a day. Teach her how to design a building out of toothpicks and marshmallows, and she'll think about how she can build the future. Mizzou’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosted Girl Scout Day, an event for local girl scouts to learn about engineering.

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Hassan prepares for career in academia at Rising Stars in EECS workshop

PhD student Omiya Hassan had the opportunity to practice interviewing for jobs in academia during the Rising Stars in EECS career workshop held at the University of Texas at Austin last week.

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First-generation student overcomes fears to help lead largest hackathon on campus

Johnson Luu, a first-generation college student, helped lead TigerHacks this past weekend. What a difference three years make.

Mizzou Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers students Lino Cruz Terrones, Jazmin Renteria Gonzalez and Noelia Iribe

A ‘family-away-from-home feeling’ at Mizzou Engineering

Looking for a college familia? Look no further than Mizzou’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The organization strives to provide members with a sense of family. 

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Hassan selected to participate in Rising Stars in EECS workshop

Omiya Hassan, a PhD student in electrical engineering, was selected to attend Rising Stars in EECS, a prestigious academic career workshop being held at the University of Texas at Austin next week.

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John Bowders Jr. Receives Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award

Retired professor John Bowders Jr. received a Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award for his achievements in promoting accessibility at MU.