Parks College celebrated its inaugural graduating class from the Civil Engineering Program in May 2013. The pioneering class of 21 civil engineering graduates is the first for Saint Louis University in more than 35 years and the first ever for Parks College.
The Missouri Epsilon chapter of Tau Beta Pi was installed at Saint Louis University on March 23, 2013. Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. The new Epsilon chapter at SLU is comprised of thirty-seven undergraduate students and six alums.
The Third Annual Billiken BEAMS (Building Engineering Awareness in Metro St. Louis Schools) Competition was held Saturday, Feb. 23. More than 100 high school students, teachers and parents joined SLU students, faculty and staff for the event at Chesterfield Mall. Read more about the competition and see the list of winners!
National Engineers Week (E-Week) celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.
By integrating innovative information technology strategies with traditional transportation engineering, Yao-Jan Wu, Ph.D., is helping the Missouri Department of Transportation relieve traffic bottlenecks in the St. Louis region.
Ten Parks College students earned 2012-2013 scholarships in the Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development (BOLD) program. BOLD scholarships are presented to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; major in either business, engineering, mathematics or computer science; and declare a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of those four areas.
The Henry Luce Foundation, through the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, has awarded Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology $127,192 to support two fellowships for graduate women in engineering. The University will provide an additional $68,000 toward costs, bringing the total offered to $195,192 over two years for two outstanding women to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering fields.
On November 3rd, students of Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology gathered in teams to compete in The Annual Great Pumpkin Launch on Saint Louis University’s Tegeler Field. Teams were judged on accuracy, distance, and most innovative design.
The Weekly Innovation Challenge program has taken the next step in helping schools, organizations and institutions facilitate their own Innovation Challenges by creating a free iBook series, “Innovation Challenges - Mind Workouts for Teams.” The digital book illustrates mind exercises to create experiences that encourage the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.