Mereo Principal Demonstrates the Need for Staying Connected with Alma Mater

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (May 2015) Mereo houses alumni from some of the most prestigious universities in the country, and many have chosen to stay in touch with their respected alma mater, for example Principal Joel Reed.

Reed, Ceramic Science and Engineering graduate of 1982, was recently named at the Pennsylvania State University as the Material Science Department’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year because of his key involvement with the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences Alumni Board (GEMS), for which he was recently elected president-elect.

GEMS role is to facilitate engagement and information exchange between the College of Earth and Mineral Science and alumni, students and faculty and to promote the world class research and facilities of the college. As president-elect, Reed now heads the Resource Committee, which deals with new board members and the annual student and alumni awards.

“I like to see it as a way to give back to a university, a college and a department that did so much for me…and to stay connected with the students that are there” Reed says in regard to the reason he stayed connected with Penn State.

While being a part of GEMS, Reed volunteered to judge students’ that are enrolled in MATSE 492W: Materials Engineering Methodology and Design, during which the students must come up with an engineering solution and present funding’s proposals, a class that Reed helped faculty redesign

Reed’s involvement with GEMS gives him the opportunity to connect the government, industry and academia worlds, and being involved with those environments will help Mereo remain updated with the changes in the marketplace in which its clients operate.

Reed ultimately sees his involvement with Penn State and the other principals’ involvement with their alma maters does the following things:

“The leadership positions we take in the community and the industry, I think reflect positively on Mereo and the Mereo engagements with our clients allow us to bring broad experiences back to academic environments. In addition these university activities enable us to continue to build a network of professionals that can be called upon for supporting our clients and their staffing needs.”

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