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Podcast: Elizabeth Loboa, Mizzou’s First Female Dean of Engineering

In this podcast episode, SWE President Penny Wirsing (FY19) talks to Elizabeth Loboa, the first female dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Her path wasn’t always clear, but she stayed with it — and she encourages students to do the same.
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Elizabeth Loboa

When Elizabeth Loboa graduated from high school, she wasn’t really sure what she was going to do or even what she wanted to study. She was also already living independently and waitressing full-time and didn’t have the income to go straight to a four-year university, so she began her studies by taking classes from her local community college during lunch breaks and evenings.

Dean Loboa now holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, Davis and an MSE in biomechanical engineering and PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and she now works as the first female dean of the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. So what inspired her to focus her career on academia?

Listen to the podcast (and watch the video below) to find out and learn more about the inspirational path of Elizabeth Loboa!


>> Read about other fearless females at the University of Missouri. <<

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