This year’s event brought a new partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, which meant the projects were created with a journalistic bent in mind.
Rumana Aktar wanted to work with a faculty researcher who was doing cutting-edge work in the area of computer vision, and she found what she was looking for in MU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Interim Chair Kannappan Palaniappan. Her master’s thesis and current work as a doctoral student has garnered attention, and Aktar recently was selected as the first-ever recipient of the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Fellowship.
The data gathered from the pilot showed fascinating results, and now, theater techniques are a required part of the curriculum in each edition of the capstone class.
The inaugural event was organized by multiple students affiliated with the MU College of Engineering’s various diversity organizations and its Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives.
The 2017-2018 RJI Student Competition will differ in two ways from past competitions: Students from outside the University of Missouri are eligible to participate and teams may address any issue facing the news industry.
Careers, internships or brushing up on skills for the future — no matter which they sought, MU Engineering students found these opportunities in abundance at the Fall 2017 Career Fair.
A critical part of the mission of educating engineering leaders is training technically proficient engineers, and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s methods ensure that this tradition will continue long into the future.