Emily Suzanne Turner


  • Alumni

Chemistry I SI Leader (Spring 2015-Fall 2015)
Chemistry II SI Leader (Spring 2016)

Hometown: Everywhere (Army Brat)

During her time at MSU, Emily was on the President's and Dean's Lists, initiated into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, a member of Chi Epsilon and served the MSU chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as president, vice president, sponsorship chair and civil/environmental departmental representative. As a national SWE member, she also served as a Region Collegiate Representative. Emily was a part of the MSU Wesley Foundation Leadership Team and an intern for The Orchard Starkville. 

Emily is an MSU Bagley College of Engineering Hall of Fame Member, Spirit of State Award recipient and received the MSU President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Leadership Award. She also was featured in Mississippi State's "Our People" spotlight and in a "Statements" video spotlight. 

Emily interned one summer with the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship recipient, Emily interned in Alaska for two summers.

Emily now works as a Civil Engineer, EIT, for the U.S Army Corp of Engineers, Anchorage District. 

Emily said of SI, "The Supplemental Instruction program will always be an important part of my story. The program gave me the opportunity to become more confident in front of a group of people. What is more important is it gave me the opportunity to meet new people and help create positive change in their lives. Up until the day I graduated, I still saw students who came to my sessions. It was amazing to hear how far they had come since we met and where they were going after graduation. Many of them would come and say, 'you are the only reason I passed Chemistry.' That definitely touches my heart, but I always replied that I just believed in them and helped them learn better study methods. They did all the hard work!"