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Mizzou Engineer studies trail bridges as part of E4C Fellowship

Abdul Rashid Mussah investigated the effectiveness of trail bridges as part of a fellowship with Engineering 4 Change.

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EECS department hosts retreat around inclusivity, diversity, equity

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science hosted an Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity workshop.

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Researcher helps AAAS, HBCU group envision a zero hunger world

Solving issues around global hunger will require collaboration among diverse groups approaching the problem from multiple angles. That was one take-away from a presentation Mizzou’s Kiruba Krishnaswamy gave on Aug. 26 at a webinar hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Oruche receives prestigious GEM Associate Fellowship

Roland Oruche, a PhD student in computer science, has been named a GEM Associate Fellow by the National GEM Consortium.

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Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference uplifts underrepresented students

Several Mizzou Engineering student groups organized the 4th Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference (DEPC), held on Saturday, April 17. Participants heard from underrepresented voices in STEM fields, including those whose careers or primary goal are to speak out on issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion.

Sharon Langenbeck, BS ’74, MS ’76, PhD ’79, took an opportunity to support future Mizzou Engineers. She came back in 2019 to give a guest lecture about her experiences while at Mizzou and to meet with engineering students, faculty and staff. Now, in addition to Sharon being a role model for women engineers, she has pledged resources to help grow the number of women in the engineering field.

MU Alumna is Role Model for Women Engineers

Sharon Langenbeck, BS ’74, MS ’76, PhD ’79, took an opportunity to support future Mizzou Engineers. She came back in 2019 to give a guest lecture about her experiences while at Mizzou and to meet with engineering students, faculty and staff. Now, in addition to Sharon being a role model for women engineers, she has pledged resources to help grow the number of women in the engineering field.

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Kauffman Scholar Success at Mizzou

Justina Wilkins believed attending college was essential, even in 6th grade when selected as a Kauffman Scholar. She knew her hard work would pay off once she went to college. Wilkins, an industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) student, credits the Kauffman Scholars Foundation for her academic success prior to and during her college career at Mizzou.

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DEPC Recognized by National Academy of Inventors

The College of Engineering established the Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference (DEPC) in 2017 to recognize diversity organizations and diverse students while promoting the college’s core college values of integrity, excellence and collaboration. Several student organizations, under the leadership of Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Initiatives Tojan Rahhal, launched the first conference in 2017 in collaboration with the Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy and the Office of Diversity and Outreach initiatives.

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Women in Engineering Week Empowers Women in STEM

Women in Engineering Week is a celebration of female accomplishments in STEM, empowering students through awareness and education.

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College hosts third annual Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference

The Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference, or DEPC, is the only of its kind in the nation, making the College of Engineering a key leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives across college campuses. The conference, held Saturday, Oct. 26, is an inclusive space for engineering students of all backgrounds to develop themselves professionally as well as interact with employers who value diversity.