Parks College News
The final SPICE (Speakers Pioneering Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) series of the year was given by Akshay Sharma, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech on April 15, 2014. Sharma’s presentation Designing Empowerment: Design Thinking for Social Impact showcased his entrepreneurial initiatives, primarily for women in India and developing countries. The projects he highlighted were a vaccination app for smart phones, a tool to teach basic financing and a portable solar energy power system vending station to charge phones.
Morgan Elliott, a junior biomedical engineering major, is one of fewer than 300 students to be named a Goldwater Scholar for her research efforts. The Scholarship Program honoring Sen. Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding sophomore and junior college students to pursue research careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Theodosios Alexander, Sc.D., Dean of SLU’s Parks College recently presented his views on contemporary engineering education and the future of engineering careers to the Rotary Club of St. Louis and the Rotary Club of Clayton-Ladue.
Parks College is proud to announce that two of its own recently received prominent flight-training awards, Parks alumnus Chris Carmody and current flight instructor, Cecilia Ernst.
Students recently participated in National Engineers Week on February 16–22. The week focused on recognizing the work and contributions of engineers, as well as celebrating the college. Events included Employer Connection, the Weekly Innovation Challenge, Introduce a Girl to Engineering, the Mr. Parks Pageant and the Billiken BEAMS Competition.
Get a sense of the overall intellectually vibrant environment that defines the Parks College Experience by checking out the Parks College Viewbook.
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