Listen to Renee Eimer talk about her desire to meld math and science with art and it’s easy to see why this M.C. Escher fan was drawn to UMR’s Global Design Learning Community.
“Here, people are passionate about what they do, just like me,” Eimer says.
The daughter of Cathy and Rich Eimer, EE’71, Renee was familiar with UMR but got the scoop on coursework expectations, campus life and more during Hit the Ground Running, a summer course for students between their senior year in high school and enrollment at UMR.
Major: architectural engineering
Hometown: Decatur, Ill.
Roommate: Marius, a leopard gecko
“It’s like boot camp for college,” Eimer says. “We took half a year’s worth of classes in three weeks.”
Ready to join a student design team, Eimer says she’s looking forward to learning more about all of the teams during her learning community’s classes.
About the Global Design Learning Community
Flexibility meets function in the Experiential Design course, team taught by Robert Mitchell, dean of the School of Engineering, Robert Stone, director of the Student Design Center, and Paul Hirtz, assistant director of the Student Design Center.
“They need to think about what design really involves and what kind of education they’ll need to make a difference in today’s working environment,” says Mitchell. “We focus on real examples and common practices of engineering design.”