Eight inducted into Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni
Eight Mizzou Engineering alumni were inducted into the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA) at a banquet on Sept. 15.
Mizzou alumna uses web design expertise to give back to engineering, community
Erica Martin, BS CS/IT ’08, has had a whirlwind couple of years. Her business, Pixel Jam Digital, celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer with a current roster of roughly 100 clients from across the globe seeking website and digital design services. Last year, she launched an online database of medical, social and other resources. And she’s been to a few awards ceremonies — Pixel Jam Digital was named a Columbia Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year finalist this summer, and — much to her delight — Martin received the “Nerd of the Year” award from a local non-profit.
150 Years of Leadership: Joe Hoffmann
Call it fate, happenstance, coincidence or destiny, Joe Hoffmann, BS ME ’13, knows he’s exactly where he’s supposed to be. As General Manager at Hoffmann Brothers in St. Louis, he oversees operations of five divisions: residential and commercial heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and appliance. Since he started in 2016, he’s helped grow company revenue…
Graduate enjoys personal mentorship from former VP of Welch Foods
What’s it like to have a former vice president of Welch Foods, Inc., personally mentoring you after college graduation? “It’s been extremely advantageous,” Drew Boswell, BS IE ’22, says. Boswell was one of the first industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students to take advantage of a new mentorship program…
Alumni-owned business comes to the MU Student Center
Panda Express, founded by alumni and Panda Restaurant Group co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng, joins dining offerings at the heart of campus. To celebrate the grand opening of its first MU location, Panda Express donated $75,731 — 100% of the net proceeds from the location’s first week of sales — to Mizzou.
150 Years of Leadership: Wade Foster
Wade Foster, IE '09, MBA '10, is co-founder and CEO of Zapier, a global company that connects thousands of applications.
150 Years of Leadership: Michael Melton
Michael Melton, Esquire, is often asked whether he ever uses his bachelor’s degree in engineering. After all, he’s had an extraordinary career as a businessman, having started his own company after working for years as a patent attorney. Melton (BS EE ’81, JD ’84) is Founder and President of MEM Enterprises Group which owns, operates…
150 Years of Leadership: Jeanie Knuth
Jeanie Knuth, BS ChE '98, has changed the way we think about engineering "like a girl."
Glover shares experience, advice with engineering students
Walk in other people’s shoes and understand their perspectives. Have a good attitude when you give and receive feedback. And follow the golden rule — treat others the way you want to be treated. Those were some key pieces of advice Matt Glover, ECE ’01, shared with Mizzou Engineering students last week.
CEO of Burns & McDonnell shares advice with engineering students
Take advantage of opportunities, ask a lot of questions, and have a genuine interest in what you’re doing, Ray Kowalik, CE ’85, MS CE ’99, said.