S&T’s Society of Women Engineers to co-host ‘Owning your engineering career in the early years’ presentation

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On February 20, 2023

Students at Missouri S&T will soon be able to attend a career development opportunity and learn from experts working in the engineering field as part of the university’s National Engineers Week 2023 activities.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Wendy Bailey, an S&T alumna, and Stacy Wagner, both engineers at Burns & McDonnell, will deliver a talk titled “Owning your engineering career in the early years” from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall on the S&T campus.

This talk will be co-hosted by S&T’s Society of Women Engineers, the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department, and the College of Engineering and Computing. Students from all engineering disciplines are invited to attend. 

“Both Wendy and Stacey have already had incredible careers as engineers, and this will be a valuable presentation for our students to attend,” says Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of S&T’s civil, architectural and environmental engineering department.

“Our leaders from S&T’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) invited Wendy and Stacey to their chapter meeting, and the Society of Women Engineers also worked hard to organize this event for the entire college and should be commended.”

Burken says students can expect to learn more about projects Bailey and Wagner have completed. They will discuss their college experiences and provide advice for aspiring engineers and about their work-life balance. Students will also learn about Burns & McDonnell, its locations, possible internship opportunities and whatever else the speakers anticipate students would like to know.

Bailey completed both her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a master’s in civil engineering at Missouri S&T. She was a member of S&T’s cross country and track teams, as well as the Student Athlete Advisory Council, Blue Key Honor Society and the Chi Epsilon International Civil Engineering Honor Society. Last year, she was inducted into S&T’s Academy of Miner Athletics.

She has worked for the past 15 years at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City and is currently an associate structural engineer and the structural department manager in the company’s Aviation and Federal Group. 

Wagner attended Marshall University as part of a cooperative degree program with West Virginia Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She was also a college athlete, having played on Marshall University’s women’s golf team. After interning with J.E. Dunn in 2006-07, she joined Burns & McDonnell as a civil engineer in 2008 and is currently the civil department manager and an associate civil engineer in the company’s Aviation and Federal Group.

About Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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