Student Highlights

We celebrate the success of MEP students. Take a look at some of our student highlights.

October 2017

Eliza Danielle Wright

Nuclear Plasma and Radiological Engineering, Class of 2020

Meet Eliza: a sophomore in NPRE. She is very involved on campus in various RSO’s and groups. Her roles include serving as the Programs Chair for NSBE, co-founder of Women in Nuclear, advisor of the Diversity Inclusion Initiative of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, and consultant for Illinois Business Consultants. Since she is so involved on campus, she has a goal for this year to make a significant impact in all the RSOs that she is involved in this year. Not to mention that she is currently doing research on plasma and material interactions. When discussing MEP, she went on to say that MEP has provided many opportunities to her and connected her with many people, including upperclassmen and alumni. From these interactions, she learned that she can be a consultant for Accenture in the future. If you see her around, feel free to say hello, especially if you want to talk about her favorite movie: The Emperor’s New Groove.

Previously Highlighted Students

January 2017
Karla Rivero Valles
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2018

Karla is a junior in Mechanical Engineering pursuing a Hoeft Technology and Management minor. She is very active on campus and has been a part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) in the High School Outreach and Corporate Relations committees and was in charge of SHPE’s Regional Conference in April. This year, she serves as chapter president of SHPE and was an ENG 100 Engineering Learning Assistant. Karla plans on becoming more involved with the Society of Women Engineers and Women in MechSE this year.


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Ramon Zarate
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2018

Ramon is a junior in Electrical Engineering, a James Scholar, and the first in his family to attend college. He is interestedin a career within the integrated circuit or semiconductor field. As an active member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), he has participated in and led the High School Outreach Committee since his freshman year and currently serves as the chapter’s treasurer. Ramon works for MEP as a Teaching Assistant for the Mentoring Class with Dean Favila and is also a National Action Council for Minority Engineers (NACME) Scholar Ambassador for MEP.

Kyra Grant, Industrial Engineering Class of 2016

October 2016
Kyra Grant
Industrial Engineering, Class of 2016

While acquiring her degree in Industrial Engineering, Kyra was able to provide unique and distinguishable marketing materials for MEP.





July 2016
Denzel McCauley
Civil Engineering, Class of 2018