April 2, 2018
By Heather Bouse
The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering produces many hard-working and high-achieving students with the most recent proof of this being chemical engineering senior Madeline Walley. Walley was recently named Mississippi State University’s Outstanding Engineering Senior by the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES) at their winter meeting. MES is a statewide organization aiming to promote and protect the engineering discipline. It presents the Outstanding Engineering Senior award annually to a single graduating senior in the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering who not only excels in class but also displays active involvement and leadership in his or her community.
Walley, who will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, said, “This award helps to continue to forge the road for women in STEM and in engineering in particular.” Her list of involvement at Mississippi State University includes membership in the Society of Women Engineers as well as treasurer and regional liaison for MSU’s chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Walley has also been inducted in the chemical engineering honor society Omega Chi Epsilon and recognized on both the President’s List and Dean’s List. Furthermore, in her budding chemical engineering career, Walley participated in the co-op program with Southern Company at Mississippi Power and Alabama Power. Walley said, “As a Mississippi State student, I’ve had so many opportunities. I’ve had the chance to study abroad and to co-op for four semesters. Those experiences helped shape who I am today and MSU made them happen. It’s an incredible environment that allows each student to be as successful as they want to be.” The Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is proud to have such a remarkable and distinguished student like Madeline Walley among its ranks and as an upcoming graduate.