Of the 10 University of Missouri students selected this spring by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) to receive funding to attend graduate school, seven were engineers.
A joint interest in geographic information systems and computers led MU undergraduate Jeff King down an interesting educational path, and his efforts recently landed him one of three 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Sciences.
Christian Boschert and Joshua Jacobsen became the first two University of Missouri students to receive awards through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative.
When he passed away in 2012, the life-changing impact his education and his time at Mizzou had on his life resulted in Marvin Elston leaving most of his fortune to the MU College of Engineering for scholarships.
Paul Chan, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Chemical Engineering Department, went to start a scholarship of his own, only to find out some of his former students had started one as a surprise in his name.
Emily Cheng, a chemical engineering major, earned a Goldwater Scholarship Award in March, and with it, up to $7,500 to cover tuition, fees, books and room and board.
Ruth Atkinson, a 1940 graduate of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, endowed the Donald B. Atkinson Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband. She kept every letter she received from grateful recipients.