The Pre-Engineering Program at Millsaps College may be combined with any major the College offers. You will have great opportunities to combine Millsaps' broad-based education with specialized engineering studies at major universities. Millsaps has cooperative dual-degree programs with Auburn, Columbia, and Vanderbilt universities, which provide a wide variety of engineering options ranging from aerospace, chemical, and civil engineering to biological, industrial, mechanical, and metallurgical and mineral engineering. The Millsaps pre-engineering advisor helps you craft courses of study that fit your interests and specific program requirements.

  • Shadow J. Q. Robinson

    Shadow J. Q. Robinson

    Associate Professor of Physics
    Pre-Engineering Advisor



    B.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    "Since coming to Millsaps in 2008, I have taught courses in physics, astronomy, and mathematics. I am currently the chair of the Physics Department and director of the pre-engineering program at Millsaps.

    "Ever since I was 12 years old, I have been drawn to science and the quest to understand the "why" and "how" the universe works the way it does. These questions pulled me to study physics, where we learn the how and why of the universe and to study mathematics, the language in which that story is written. I have undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics. My PhD is in theoretical nuclear physics.

    "Now as a faculty member at Millsaps I get to not only pursue that quest through my own work as a scientist, but to share the excitement and challenges inherent in that quest with my students in my classes. In those classes I hope my students will gain an understanding of what we know about how the Universe works. We also discuss some of the things we do not understand yet, and how modern day physicists are attempting to find out how those secrets of our Universe."