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Mizzou Engineering celebrates graduates, confers more than 430 degrees at spring commencement 

More than 430 students graduated from Mizzou Engineering this past weekend. On Friday, May 10, Interim Dean Praveen Edara joined UM System President Mun Y. Choi and other college leadership to confer degrees at Mizzou Arena. 

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#MizzouMade engineers share memories, favorites and what’s up next after graduation

Meet 10 soon-to-be alumni, learn how Mizzou Engineering has helped them achieve their goals and see where they’re headed next. 

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Honors College Senior Spotlight: Dane Walker

Through Project Lead the Way – a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curriculum for elementary, middle and high schools across the country – Dane Walker was introduced to a variety of scientific fields. The subject that clicked the most for Walker was engineering. When he made the decision to continue his education at the University of Missouri, he knew the College of Engineering was going to be the perfect fit.

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Reaching new heights: Chandrasekhar earns degree in mechanical engineering

Ajay Chandrasekhar is building upon his family’s Mizzou legacy. Both of his parents work in the biological sciences division of the College of Arts and Science. And now, he is graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in aerospace engineering from Mizzou.

Amanuel Hailemariam

Coded for success: Hailemariam earns degree in Information Technology 

Before coming to the University of Missouri, Amanuel Hailemariam had no experience with coding or software development. Now, he’s graduating with a bachelor’s in information technology (IT) and a resume packed with real-world programming experience.  

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Making memories in and outside the classroom: Dierker earns degree in industrial engineering

For Jude Dierker, being a Tiger means embodying honesty, hard work and perseverance. He says that while attending school here, he was surrounded by many great people who helped to instill those qualities within him.


An electrifying experience: Higgins earns degree in electrical engineering

Hayden Higgins didn’t always want to become an electrical engineer. Captivated by the endless ways electrical engineering touches every bit of technology, Higgins changed course from pre-medicine to a double major in electrical engineering and physics.

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Developing a bold mindset: Deal earns degree in computer science

Logan Deal has spent his time at Mizzou Engineering getting involved in everything from undergraduate research to entrepreneurship. In the lab, he investigated artificial intelligence and neuroscience, and in industry his network with local entrepreneurs led him to an internship after a surprise meeting at the grocery store. Deal says he has enjoyed his time…

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Ready for the future: Hill earns degree in computer engineering

Aleesa Hill took a childhood love for the TV show “BattleBots” and plans to turn it into a career. She says the show is what got her interested in robotics, and after getting involved in high school FIRST Robotics she knew she wanted to pursue engineering.

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Building a career with hands-on experience: Lofgren earns civil engineering degree

Ryan Lofgren, an Iowa native, first toured Mizzou as a rising junior in high school and fell in love with the character of campus. After going on various other visits in the year that followed, he says nothing quite compared to his experience at MU. So, he followed his gut and could not be happier with that decision.