About the WISE
Nuclear Society (ANS)
American Society of
Institute of Electrical
2011 WISE Alumni
I want to thank the WISE
program for one of the best summers of my life. One which truly
transformed my dreams and goals. Prior to this summer I
was certain that I would become an aerospace engineer. Now, I think
I may have Potomac fever as I am pursuing graduate school to develop
computational methodologies to aid policy creation and political
this note is written, I am in the beginning stages of creating an
engineering and public policy symposium here at the University of
Missouri. This summer when I left D.C. I really wanted to instill in
my fellow engineers the appreciation of the interaction between
public policy and engineering. By writing articles and bringing in a
few on-campus speakers, I believe I have increased awareness on a
very small scale. Naturally, I was thinking of something bigger,
something campus-wide. Therefore I contacted a professor in our
political science department about the idea of bringing in speakers
to have a panel discussion on the interaction of political science
and engineering. He immediately loved it and has been extremely
active in developing the event, as well as securing the support of
the College of Arts and Sciences. We also have the support of my
student chapter of ASME and the political science honors society PSA.
Moreover, I have spoken with the associate dean of our College of
Engineering, and gained a verbal commitment of support for the
This event would be the
first of its kind here at MU, with estimated attendance of at least
a few hundred - engineering undergraduate enrollment here totals
2200 students with political science enrolling 550 undergraduates.
The impetus for this event was entirely a result of the influence of
the WISE program and the great mentorship it provided.
All the best and more.
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