Posted: April 23, 2018

Megan R. Miller will be the student marshal for the biological engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering’s spring commencement ceremony on May 4. Miller will receive a bachelor of science degree in biological engineering with a minor in environmental engineering.

Megan Miller

Megan Miller

She has chosen Herschel Elliott, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, to be her faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Miller is the daughter of Angela Smoyer of Williamsport and Matthew Miller of Bangor. She is a 2014 graduate of Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill Haven.

A member of the Alpha Epsilon Honor Society of Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineering, Miller was named to the dean's list every semester.

She was the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the Jim and Peg Stine Scholarship, the Kim L. Masser Memorial Scholarship in Biological Engineering and Agricultural Systems Management, the Buckwheat Scholarship, the Cranmer Trustee Scholarship, the Frank W. and Jeanette S. Peikert Scholarship in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, the Burton S. Horne Memorial Scholarship, the Galen Dreibelbis Endowment for Excellence in Agriculture, and the Martenas Family Trustee Scholarship.

While at Penn State, Miller assisted with a research project that looked at the occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water treatment plants. Her work on the project involved collecting samples, creating a model of the GAC filtration process, and studying scientific literature related to the topic.

Miller also served as a facilitator program assistant for introductory chemistry and mathematics recitation classes.

Her extracurricular activities included the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Following graduation, Miller will join HRI, Inc., as a project engineer.