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Amanda Arbuckle

2024 Engineering Week Koozie Winner Scholarship Recipient

Amanda Arbuckle is the first winner of the 'koozie contest' during E-Week. JSMF partnered with the Engineering Club in a koozie design contest during Engineering Week 2024. Josh's dad, Mike, won a similar contest when he was a student in 1976. JSMF is honored to bring this tradition back to campus!

Amanda Arbuckle is a sophomore at the University of Missouri majoring in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Chinese. Raised in Columbia, she originally thought she'd leave for college. Her Chinese language classes at Mizzou, and extracurricular campus activities during high school years persuaded her otherwise. She decided Mizzou was the place for her, and has been loving it since! She is a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, Society of Women Engineers, and is the vice president of the Chinese Language and Culture Association.

Amanda has found a passion in traveling and learning about other cultures through study abroad programs. She began by participating in a political science program in Kyrgyzstan, followed by teaching English to nursing students in South Korea. She also fell in love with Taiwan, where she spent a semester studying Mandarin.

Recently, she has been participating in undergraduate research. Currently she is working on a method to determine the secretion of certain neurotransmitters from adrenal chromaffin cells via a fluorescence-based approach.

Outside of studies, Amanda holds a part-time job at a local Asian grocer. Music has been a part of her life since she was young. She enjoys playing Old-Time Missouri fiddle music in her free time and has played saxophone in some Mizzou ensembles. Her family and her 3 dogs are also an important part of her life.

After completing her undergraduate program at Mizzou, Amanda would like to continue to graduate school. Eventually, she would love to travel the world while working.

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