Profile: Jennifer Sloan
Growing up as the daughter of an engineer, Jennifer Sloan set her sights on following in her father's steps at an early age.
Throughout high school, the junior civil and environmental engineering major prepared for her transition into college by attending numerous engineering camps offered through the Bagley College of Engineering at MSU. It was at the QUEST summer research program, however, that she discovered civil engineering and chose her future.
Jennifer has served in Washington, D.C., as part of the Congressional Fellowship Program and currently is president of the Engineering Student Council.
Last fall, she had the opportunity to work as a student research assistant on a U.S. Department of Defense-funded project exploring ways to find natural and waste uranium in the environment so that it can be isolated and removed.
With a goal of becoming an environmental engineer, Jennifer says she wants to be involved in research and development that will have a lasting impact.
"I think it is important for us to use the technology we are developing to make sure the earth we leave behind is better than the one we inherited," she said. "When I look back on my life, I want to know that my work made a difference in the lives of my children and future generations."
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