2022 Live Like Josh Seidel Engineering Scholarship Recipient
Madisyn “Madi” Robinson from Imperial, MO is a Junior studying Chemical Engineering at The University of Missouri. Her desire to pursue an education in engineering grew after leading a middle school project that involved creating assistive devices for physically and/or mentally disabled students in the Fox C-6 school district. After presenting the project to a panel of judges in New York City, Madi and her mentor were asked to accept the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Contest Award in Washington D.C. and spoke to Missouri Senators and House of Representatives to explain how the project impacted her community. The amazing experience she had with the students, teachers, and others involved in the project created a passion to study engineering.
Madi chose to enroll at Mizzou after her official visit to the campus. The big SEC conference that the football and volleyball team compete in, the nice Student Recreation Center, and the engineering classes and opportunities that are offered were her top reasons to enroll at Mizzou. Currently, Madi works part-time for a healthcare supply and resource management chain organization and is involved in several organizations on campus. She is a committee head within St. Patrick’s Board, a Society of Women Engineers member, a Best Buddies member, and likes to attend meetings for National Society of Black Engineers.
The most memorable times that Madi has had on campus are the late nights within Lafferre Hall freshman year studying physics with her engineering friends, tailgating and watching her boyfriend play football, and the dorm experiences she had with her best friend, Mia. She hopes to make her remaining time in Columbia the most memorable years yet and to meet even more people.
After graduation, Madi would like to move to an area near a body of water, get a wiener dog, and have a career that allows her to make a genuine impact in her community. In her free time, she would love to connect with people all over the world by traveling and experiencing different cultures.
Madi is extremely thankful and excited to carry the title of the Live Like Josh Seidel Engineering Scholarship recipient because she wishes to possess the same amazing qualities that Josh Seidel has and to be an active example to the motto “Work Hard. Play Hard. Help Others.” In her words, “I have many goals and hold myself to a high standard that could only be attainable through motivating forces, such as the Live Like Josh Seidel Engineering Award. This scholarship is one of the things responsible for my journey to becoming a successful woman in the engineering world and so extremely grateful that the foundation believes in me and is investing in my future.”