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April 3, 2018
The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State has added its newest class of honorees to its Student Hall of Fame, as eight outstanding students have been recognized by the college.
The Bagley College Student Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to highlight students who display high academic achievement and exemplary leadership skills while engaging in internships, volunteer work and student activities. Students are nominated by faculty, staff, or student organizations.
The 2018 members of Bagley College’s Student Hall of Fame are:
Brandon Bogle is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. He has been a Presidential and Dean Scholar for three straight years and served as president of Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity in 2017. He’s also served as a research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Roy Jafari is a doctoral student in industrial engineering. He was one of just two student recipients of the MSU Diversity Award in 2017 and was also recognized with the Spirit of State award last year. He has served as the president and public relations chair of the International Student Advisory Board. He is also a two-time nominee for the MSU Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year award.
Priscilla Symmes is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. She has served as both president and vice president of Mississippi State’s chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as treasurer of the Omega Chi Epsilon chemical engineering honor society. She is a member of the society of women engineers and has twice interned with Shell.
Anna Taconi is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. She has served as both president and treasurer of Omega Chi Epsilon chemical engineering honor society and is currently the vice president of Girls Engineering Change. She captured first place in the physical sciences category at the 2017 Mississippi State undergraduate research symposium. And she has twice interned with Albermarle Corporation.
Bianca Thomas is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. She is a member of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Omega Chi Epsilon chemical engineering honor society. She has also interned with both Chevron and Dow Chemical. During her time at Mississippi State, she has volunteered with multiple organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, United Way and the Boys and Girls Club.
Emily Turner is a senior majoring in civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, having served as president in 2016. She has also been a member of Tau Beta Pi and a national member of Chi Epsilon. She is a recipient of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women Leadership Award and is a six-time member of the President’s List.
Pan Wei is a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers computational intelligence society and has been a graduate student ambassador for the department of electrical and computer engineering. She has also served as a judge for the Mississippi Region V science and engineering fair.
Joshua Caleb Wilson
Joshua Caleb Wilson is a senior majoring in aerospace engineering. He has been a member of Sigma Gamma Tau aerospace engineering honor society and was selected as that organization’s student of the year for 2018. He has also been a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies and has been a President’s Scholar since 2014.
By: Philip Allison