Each year, the Nebraska Alumni Association invites graduates who’ve excelled in their careers to return to campus and engage with current UNL students, faculty and staff. In November 2012, Karen Stelling adds her perspective to the College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. At the college, Stelling will visit classes and meet with student organizations during her time in Lincoln.
Stelling, a 1987 UNL graduate who majored in mechanical engineering, is a vice president with Burns & McDonnell, an international consulting engineering and architecture firm. She joined the firm 24 years ago as a design engineer, working her way up in a male-dominated field. Today she encourages young people to pursue engineering by co-chairing the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Industry Council for Project Lead the Way, an engineering curriculum for middle and high school students. Stelling also serves on Nebraska Engineering's Executive Advisory Board.
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