March 5, 2018
Madeline Walley, a student in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, was recently selected as Mississippi State University’s Outstanding Engineering Senior by the Mississippi Engineering Society.
Walley, a native of Birmingham, Ala., was recognized at the Mississippi Engineering Society’s Winter Meeting. She will graduate from Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering this May with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering.
“Winning this award makes me think of the mentors, teachers, professors and supervisors who have invested their time and offered their knowledge to me,” Walley said. “This encourages me to share my experiences and what I’ve learned with those coming up after me. This award helps to continue to forge the road for women in STEM and in engineering in particular.”
During her time at Mississippi State, Walley has been a member of the Society of Women Engineers and has served as treasurer and regional liaison for MSU’s chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She has also been inducted into Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society.
Additionally, she has participated in Mississippi State’s co-op program, gaining practical work experience with both Mississippi Power and Alabama Power. Academically, she has been recognized on both the President’s List and the Dean’s List.
“As a Mississippi State student, I’ve had so many opportunities,” Walley added. “I’ve had the chance to study abroad and to co-op for four semesters. Those experiences helped shape who I am today and MSU made them happen. It’s an incredible environment that allows each student to be as successful as they want to be.”
By: Philip Allison