iScholars Program takes on 15 engineering students

October 18, 2012
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Parks College Innovation ScholarsFront Row: Becky Mitrovich, Emily Hart, Mary Jennerjohn, Katie Healy, Brittany Kendrick, Kendra Patton Back Row: Keegan Faudree, Ryan McNeely, Richard Henry, Jonathan Steenbergen, Jake Laktas, Jacob Howenstein Not Pictured: Yolatl Ruiz de Gordoa, Brian Kovarik, Ross Santee

The iScholars (innovation scholars) program has selected 15 engineering students for the 2012 – 2013 academic school year.  

iScholars, a student-led initiative, engage in different roles and activities such as community outreach, innovation leadership and design projects. Students are required to work ten hours per week to promote the entrepreneurial mindset across campus. Students in the program are selected through an application and interview process from a highly competitive field.

“One of the reasons I enjoy being a part of iScholars is the opportunity to participate in various creative outlets outside the classroom,” said Becky Mitrovich, a civil engineering student. “I get the chance to interact with other students that have unique ways of thinking, and this has helped me to become more innovative myself.”

The Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) sponsors the iScholars Program. Dr. Sridar Condoor, an aerospace and mechanical engineering professor and the driving force behind KEEN for Saint Louis University, says this is a chance for the students to learn by leading others.

“iScholars are innovative students changing the landscape of engineering education by bringing new thoughts, creating meaningful collaboration, and taking concrete action,” Condoor said.

For more information on the iScholars Program, visit

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