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St. Patrick's Court

Five queen candidates and five king candidates make up St. Patrick’s court.The five king and five queen candidates make up St. Patrick’s Court. These 10 individuals are present at all Engineers’ Week activities. They represent E-Week and the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. At the St. Pat’s Ball, one queen candidate and one king candidate will be crowned the Queen and King of Engineers’ Week. Eweek 2020 logo

This is one of the oldest and greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an Engineer at Mizzou.

Tradition

Current queen candidates each decorate a sash declaring their candidacy to be worn on the right shoulder. King candidates each harvest and tame a shillelagh, a green staff. Sashes must be worn and shillelaghs must be carried at all times throughout E-Week. A candidate caught without sash or shillelagh must read the Edict of St. Patrick in front of the proper official to have the item returned.

In addition to attending and leading E-week events, candidates perform service activities, travel about the state of Missouri and meet with government officials.

History

E-Week kings and queens began in 1921. At the time, queen candidates were neither engineers nor MU students. Non-engineering students from Stephens College and Columbia Christian College competed for the title of the Queen of Love and Beauty. Competitions for the King title, and therefore King candidates, did not exist until 1984.

Meet the Royal Court Candidates of 2020!

King Candidates

Isaiah VaughtIsaiah Vaught

Geotechnical Engineering
Graduate Student
St. Louis, Missouri
Representing Org: St. Pats Board

Isaiah Vaught is a graduate student studying geotechnical engineering, or as others might say, dirt engineering. Due to a knack for finding himself outdoors, you will most likely find Isaiah riding his bike, rock climbing, or enjoying others company around a fire. The importance of keeping e-week traditions makes participating in them the best week there is at Mizzou for Isaiah, and he believes it should be for all engineers.

Jason PaeJason Pae

Electrical Engineering
Senior
Fulton, Missouri
Representing Org: Mizzou Eco Racing

Jason Pae is a senior studying Electrical Engineering from Fulton, Missouri. On campus, he has been a member of Mizzou Student Foundation, Mizzou Eco-Racing, MizzouThon, Eta Kappa Nu, Undergraduate Research, and Delta Chi with leadership throughout many of these. In Jason’s free time, he likes to spend his time at car shows or the racetrack. After college, Jason will be going to work for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan.

Greg OzgulGreg Ozgul

Mechanical Engineering
Senior
San Antonio, Texas
Representing Org: St. Pats Board

Greg Ozgul is a senior graduating in December 2020, with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and minors in both Math and Aerospace Engineering. He grew up as a military brat, moving every other year. He has lived in places such as Adana, Turkey, Aviano, Italy, and Shreveport, LA. He started to become involved in the College of Engineering at the end of his freshman year, assisting in forming the team that is now known as the Mizzou Space Program. He served as the Vice President of the organization during his junior year and is currently the Outreach Chair. During his final year he branched out to other organizations, joining St. Pat’s Board and Camp C.O.E, serving as the Internal Organizational committee head and a counselor respectively. During his free time, he likes to go running and golfing with his friends, and if the weather is bad, he likes to read. This summer he will be going to Textron Aviation in Wichita, Kansas as a Tool Engineering Intern, with hopes to continue to work in the Aerospace Industry when he graduates.

InHan KimInHan Kim

Senior
Mechanical engineering
Columbia, Missouri
Representing Org: Mizzou Engineering Ambassadors

InHan Kim is from Columbia, Missouri and is a senior studying Mechanical engineering. He has been a member of Engineering Ambassadors and St. Pat’s Board since freshman year and is currently the student director of recruitment and the lab exhibit committee chair. InHan also works as a student worker in the inclusivity center, has been a camp counselor for engineering summer camp and for Camp C.O.E.

InHan’s future plans are to graduate in December 2020 and find a full time mechanical engineering position. When InHan is not spending countless hours in Lafferre Hall, he enjoys spending time outside, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Jarod RainsJarod Rains

Electrical Engineering
Senior
Gallatin, Missouri
Representing Org: Mizzou Engineering Student Council

Jarod Rains is a junior from Gallatin, Missouri majoring in Electrical Engineering. Jarod is involved at Mizzou through St. Patrick’s Board, Alpha Gamma Rho, Camp COE, and MESC. Within these organizations, he has made many of his lifelong friends and participates in things across campus that continuously improve the College of Engineering. In his free time, Jarod prefers to spend his time doing anything outdoors such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, sand volleyball, and being on the lake. Jarod has worked as a carpenter, farmer, and lake maintenance worker.

Queen Candidates

Madie ChurchillMadie Churchill

Civil Engineering
Senior
Johnston, Iowa
Representing Org: Society of Women in Engineering

Madie Churchill is a senior in Civil Engineering from Johnston, Iowa. On campus, Madie is involved with Mizzou Student Suicide Prevention Coalition, St. Pats Board, ASCE and SWE. Madie is currently working as an intern with Whiting Turner on the NextGen Health Institute and plans to continue her internship with them this coming summer. Upon graduation in the fall of 2020, Madie hopes to continue working in the construction industry.

Caroline LangleyCaroline Langley

Mechanical Engineering
Senior
Springfield, Missouri
Representing Org: Mizzou Engineering Student Council

Caroline Langley is a senior studying mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics. Her love for engineering started in middle school while watching marathons of “How its Made” on the Science Channel with her dad. During her undergraduate career, Caroline has held various positions on Engineering Student Council and is the current President. Caroline has also been involved with St. Pats Board, Engineering Ambassadors, Engineering Study Abroad, Pi Tau Sigma, the Industrial Assessment Center, Mizzou Alternative Breaks, and Delta Gamma sorority. Caroline has completed an internship in manufacturing with Springfield ReManufacturing Corporation, a co-op in consulting with Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, and will complete an internship in technical sales this summer with Rockwell Automation. She is looking forward to a long and fulfilling career as a mechanical engineer!

Jamie FloresJamie Flores

Senior
Computer Science & Information Technology
Jefferson City, Missouri
Representing Org: Develop[Her]

Jamie Flores is a senior studying Computer Science and Information Technology. Jamie’s hometown is Jefferson City, Missouri, where she works at a small business. During her time with the College of Engineering, she has been a part of Mizzou Computing Association, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, along with other organizations. Jamie is also one of the founders of Develop[HER], Mizzou’s first organization dedicated to Women in Technology. Jamie has accepted a position with Microsoft and will be moving to Seattle, Washington after graduation.

Lauren BarattaLauren Baratta

Junior
Chemical Engineering
O’Fallon, Missouri
Representing Org: Alpha Omega Epsilon

Lauren Baratta is a junior chemical engineering major from O’Fallon, Missouri. At Mizzou, she has been involved in Alpha Omega Epsilon Engineering sorority and Mizzou Engineering Student Council since her first semester, and St. Pats Board since sophomore year, holding executive positions in all three. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out, and photography. Lauren hopes to work in engineering consulting after graduation.

Megan SommerfeldtMegan Sommerfeldt

Industrial Engineering
Senior
Star Prairie, Wisconsin
Representing Org: Society of Women Engineering

Megan Sommerfeldt is a senior studying Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Mizzou, graduating in May of 2020. Megan has been heavily involved in the College of Engineering throughout her time in college, especially through The Society of Women Engineers, Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society, St. Patrick’s Board, and The Society of Manufacturing Engineers. When she is not at school, she is interning with innovative companies to help improve efficiencies in Manufacturing settings. In her free time, Megan loves to go home to Wisconsin—spending time on the lake in the summers and on the snowmobiling trails in the winters. Megan is very excited to represent the College of Engineering this year as an E-Week Queen Candidate, and hopes to see great turnout at all the events!

Vote NOW for St. Patrick’s Court King and Queen!

Voting available now through Saturday, March 14 at 4 p.m.

  • History
  • As a tradition with origins stemming back to the 1903, all engineering students revere Mizzou’s Engineers’ Week.
  • e-week Events
  • It is every engineer’s duty to participate in the celebration of Engineers’ Week.
  • St. Patrick's Court
  • Five queen candidates and Five king candidates make up St. Patrick’s court.
  • Merchandise
  • Engineers’ Week merchandise is available Monday-Friday throughout E-Week.
  • Sponsors
  • We would like to thank all of our Engineers’ Week sponsors.
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