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Meet some future engineering world leaders from Iowa


The Iowa State College of Engineering is dedicated to educating tomorrow's engineers who will address our greatest challenges. True to our land-grant legacy, we have a rich tradition of helping to make Iowa and the world a better place. Meet some of our future leaders:  


Cimone Wright is a senior from Cedar Rapids majoring in computer engineering. She has an impressive eight internships under her belt dating back to high school. She has worked at Rockwell Collins, Coe College, Mercy Hospital, John Deere - and most recently - at Microsoft in Seattle. Cimone will attend graduate school next fall to get her Ph.D. in human and computer interaction. She will focus on reducing the complexity of user interfaces without reducing the number of features presented.



Augustine Villa is a senior from Altoona majoring in chemical engineering. Augustine has been named a Cargill Global Scholar - a program for undergraduates in five countries who are given the opportunity to develop leadership competencies through training, mentoring and coaching by Cargill employees. Augustine's desire is to work internationally applying his skills to solve real world problems and improve the lives of others.




Mike Hoefer is a senior from Cedar Rapids majoring in industrial engineering. Mike was elected vice president of Iowa State's Government of the Student Body for the 2014-15 academic year. He says being an engineer - having perseverance and determination to figure out complicated problems - transfers to being a good leader. Mike is passionate about Iowa State and making sure students have a voice, and he thinks great leadership is about finding something you love and acting on it. He plans on pursuing a master's of industrial engineering degree at Iowa State in the spring.


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