"In choosing a dual major, it is my goal to develop a firm technical base through a degree in mechanical engineering and I hope to apply this understanding to systems and processes in the field of engineering management."
Megan is currently a junior at Missouri University of Science & Technology, where she is also a teaching assistant. She recently traveled with her team from Engineers Without Borders to Bolivia, where she helped develop and implement a system to deliver clean water to a small farming community.
Megan is working towards bachelor´s degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering management. She maintains a 3.89 GPA and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the Missouri S&T Club Volleyball. She has volunteered her time to Harvesters Food Bank and Phelps County Faith Distribution.
"With this scholarship, I will be able to dive deeper into my course work without worrying about the financial burden of pursuing a dual degree."
"When I was growing up, my mom told me that she was actually concerned about me because she would give me new toys, and I would immediately flip them over and start picking at the screws trying to figure out how it works."
Dakota is a junior at the University of Akron, majoring in mechanical engineering. For the past two years, he has worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in the Global Engineering Co-op program. There, he and his team are working to develop new technologies in the tire manufacturing industry.
Dakota´s dream is to start his own consulting/automation integration company with the mission of helping others make their processes safer.
"A goal of mine has always been to graduate from college debt-free so that I can immediately begin developing a business plan and making the necessary connections to get my business started."