by Erika Ebsworth-Goold

​Her career has taken her inside science labs and in front of television cameras. Now, Washington University in St. Louis alumna Deanne Bell Deanne Bell 2015is ready for her next adventure: co-hosting a new six-episode series on CNBC called “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.” The show airs at 9 p.m. CDT on Wednesdays (series began Aug. 12.)

​Bell graduated from Washington University in 2002 with a degree in mechanical engineering. She designed opto-mechanics for military aircraft sensors and worked as a senior application engineer for a software startup before making the switch to TV host. Bell’s new CNBC series meshes science, business, innovation and entrepreneurship as it uncovers the best inventions never made and gives inventors a second chance to bring their ideas to life.

Read more at the School of Engineering & Applied Science website.