Cadets Keegan Youngblood ʼ22 and Jeremiah Webster ʼ23 have earned scholarships to summer camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology where they will explore the field of engineering. The weeklong Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp on the university’s Rolla campus exposes high school students to various engineering disciplines, offering hands-on activities, laboratory experiences and team-design competitions.
The cadets’ scholarships have been generously donated by MMA alumnus Chris Schafer ʼ89, vice president of oilfield chemical company Apex Resources. Schafer, a geological engineer, established the summer camp scholarships in 2018 in hopes of inspiring cadet interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Each scholarship ($575 per cadet) covers the complete cost of the camp — food, lodging and lab equipment.
Youngblood, of Peyton, Colorado, and Webster, of Highlandville, Missouri, are the third and fourth recipients of the scholarship. Both will attend the first session of engineering camp, June 21–25.