Name: Mackenzie Britton
Hometown: Salina, Kansas
Majors: Computer Engineering and Math
Class of 2005
Mackenzie Britton says she has loved computers since she was little. She currently is pursuing degrees in computer engineering and mathematics. She decided on computer engineering because she likes the mix that it offers between computer science and electrical engineering. “I like the technical side of hardware as well as the programming and design involved in software,” she says.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Mackenzie plans to go to graduate school and pursue a career in either industry or academia. She has already gotten a taste of both.
She spent the summer of 2003 working on a research project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outside Washington, D.C., as part of the National Science Foundation’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. In the fall of 2003, she began an internship at EDS after being selected to participate in the school’s Industry Scholars Intern Program.
Mackenzie’s other activities include leadership in two of the engineering organizations. She serves as president of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and vice regent of Theta Tau, the professional engineering fraternity. She also has served as a resident assistant on campus.
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