More than 70 middle school students became Mizzou Tigers for a day at a nontraditional career exploration event sponsored by University of Missouri campus partners and Commerce Bank on Wednesday, April 4.
The goal of the event is to showcase the field of engineering and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers to girls in grades six through nine and their parents. Women are typically underrepresented in engineering careers, and events such as Daughter Engineering Day seek to help grow the number of women in the field by developing an early interest.
Mary Carlson (BS ChE ’78) wanted to help future generations of students like her, establishing a scholarship for MU undergraduate chemical engineering students, with a focus on women and underrepresented minorities, and she continued that support this year on Mizzou Giving Day.
The 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering was established in 2016 as a means to recognize individual students and mentors, and faculty, staff and alumni women who have made significant contributions to the College of Engineering.
Elizabeth Loboa, dean and bioengineering professor of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, was named a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the society’s annual meeting held Oct. 5-8 in Minneapolis.
Mary Carlson, who in addition to making use of the engineering competencies mastered at MU, also has made a difference with her persuasive communication skills, both in her long career with 3M and as a mentor.
Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the study found that the speed of a person’s walk translated to how likely they are to fall.
Researchers from the University of Missouri College of Education and partner institutions are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, goal setting, and satisfaction among engineering students. The team has tapped engineering’s Heather Hunt to aid their efforts.
MU electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay and her research group have been investigating applications of platinum nanoparticles, recently publishing a pair of papers on new ways to utilize the materials.
A total of 19 students, five members of the faculty and staff and two alumnae were honored at the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering, hosted by the University of Missouri Women in Engineering Center.