Missouri Compacts - Student Success, Page 4

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Building connections, Trent Foster earns electrical and computer engineering degree

Trent Foster has always had a passion for tinkering with technology. After graduation, the electrical and computer engineering major will move to Kansas City to start work as a software developer for Garmin.

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Beginning a new chapter: Blake Miller earns degree in information technology

Blake Miller, originally from Pana, Illinois, chose to come to Mizzou because of its rich history and diverse opportunities that aligned perfectly with his academic and personal goals. He saw the growth of digital technology and its increasing significance to everyday life and realized that expertise in information technology is not just a career choice, but is a necessary skill set in the modern world.

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Experiences pay off as Abigail Penfield earns mechanical engineering degree

Abigail Penfield has spent her time at Mizzou taking advantage of every opportunity she could find. She got involved in undergraduate research and numerous student organizations, including Mizzou Space Program, Mizzou Engineering Student Council, Society of Women Engineers, TEDxMU and Engineers' Club. Her undergraduate experiences have been out-of-this-world.

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Ready to forge ahead, Jack Shultz earns degree in chemical engineering

At Mizzou, Jack Shultz has had the opportunity to explore a variety of academic interests including business and athletic training. He ultimately opted to combine his passion for math and chemistry and pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

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Boundless opportunities: Frances Swayne earns industrial engineering degree

Frances Swayne followed her family members into STEM, choosing Mizzou because of its academic offerings and opportunities to meet a lot of students. Seeking adventure, she got involved in Engineers Without Borders. Wanting even more boundless opportunities, she opted to pursue a degree in industrial engineering—a flexible program that prepares students for a wide range of industries.

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Fascinated by her field, Mary Todd earns degree in biomedical engineering

Mary Todd comes from a family of Mizzou Tigers. But she didn't just follow in their footsteps. Todd says Mizzou was undoubtedly the right choice because in addition to liking the campus, student involvement opportunities and proximity to home, she couldn't picture herself anywhere else. Looking back, she still can't.

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Easley takes top spot at industrial engineering research competition

Senior Madeline Easley took first place in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s annual Undergraduate Research Competition.

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Mizzou Racing and Mizzou Electric Racing drive at fall competitions

Faster than fast and classic Mizzou—Mizzou Racing secured third place with their combustion car in Kansas at the first Formula Wheat event, hosted by the Kansas State Formula SAE team Powercat Motorsports, earlier this fall.

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Community service proves life-changing for Mizzou Engineering STEM Scholars

Want to see engineering coursework come to life? Need a way to release stress and anxiety? Want to transform your life? Get involved in community service. That’s what a group of Mizzou Engineering students have learned as part of the STEM Scholars. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a holistic scholarship that includes not only academic support but also one-on-one mentoring and volunteer opportunities. STEM Scholars have packaged food at The Food Bank, picked up trash along the Missouri River and, this fall, painted the interior of a house for Habitat for Humanity.

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Students learn what it means to ‘live without limits’ at national Society of Women Engineers conference

Members of the Mizzou Society of Women Engineers Nine Mizzou Engineers traveled to Los Angeles in October to explore career paths, network with professionals and learn what it means to live without limits. Members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) attended WE23, the organization’s national conference, which attracted more than 20,000 attendees. “The theme…