Mia Sheppard - History Maker of Tomorrow

Mia first became involved with the Minority Engineering Program (MEP) as a 10th grader. When asked how she learned about the program, she said, “My mom’s friend told her about the Summer Engineering Workshops (SEW) and that’s when I started attending.” Mia continued her involvement through the Engineering Academic Boot Camp (ABC) after being accepted into the College of Engineering.

Looking back on her first semester, Mia shares, “I am an MEP Ambassador and am actively involved with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). As a NSBE member, and an Emerging Leader Scholar, I have participated in leadership development programs, study tables, and mentoring activities.” Mia’s advice to prospective students is, “Purdue is very competitive. Take all of the accelerated science and AP courses you can. Do well and you will be prepared for the rigorous curriculum.” Upon graduation, she aspires to pursue opportunities in construction, designing ‘green and efficient’ residential and commercial structures.

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