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Callyn Zeigler

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Callyn Zeigler from Charleston will graduate with a dual degree in computer engineering and computer science and a minor in mathematics.

She has served as a Presidential Student Ambassador, secretary of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a student ambassador and member of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee for the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Named a 2022 Mountaineer of Distinction in recognition of her academic achievement and campus involvement, she has also immersed herself in outreach initiatives across the state to foster interest in engineering careers among young females.

Most of her outreach was conducted through various leadership positions in the Society of Women Engineers. Most notably, she acquired nearly $15,000 in grant money to support STEM awareness efforts and led the creation of educational activities related to computer science for more than 200 elementary students attending Girls’ STEM Day.

Another greatly rewarding experience for Zeigler was being selected to participate in a film with alumna and aerospace engineer Emily Calandrelli to promote engineering careers and resources available to women across Appalachia. Titled “The Future is You," the film aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

As a brand ambassador for the Statler College, she helped conduct interviews for Engineering WV magazine and created Spotify ads focused on purpose. She was also selected to help produce YouTube videos highlighting the WVU student experience.

Zeigler also served as a member of the University Rover Challenge management and programming sub-teams. Team Mountaineers has been chosen to compete in the 2023 University Rover Challenge finals in Hanksville, Utah.

A two-time summer intern, she performed classified work to revamp defense missile software to support advanced technologies and predict performance through simulation at Raytheon Missiles and Defense in Tucson, Arizona. She also created a web application that enabled company administrators to access and provide feedback on advertisement drafts at Infinitive in Ashburn, Virginia.

After graduation, Zeigler will work as an associate software engineer at Northrop Grumman.