Design teams excel (as usual)

The Formula SAE Team from Missouri S&T started this racing season ranked No. 9 in the world, and S&T’s 2009 performances have bolstered that standing. Here are some of last spring’s highlights from various student design teams on campus.

Formula SAE Team

  • First place: Virginia International Raceway
  • Fourth place: Michigan International Speedway

Human-Powered Vehicle Team

  • Second place: East Coast Challenge
  • Third place: West Coast Challenge

Advanced Aero Vehicle Group

  • Top team in U.S.: SAE competition in Georgia

Elsewhere, the women’s mucking team went to Butte, Mont., and once again brought home a world championship. (This is not officially a design team, but still, a world championship.) Meanwhile, the Solar House Team is putting the final touches on a new house that will be shipped to Washington, D.C., in October for the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. More information on all of the design teams is available at

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

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Breaking bias

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