Building up the competition

For a college student, it doesn’t get more hands-on than being a part of a student design team at Missouri S&T. This year’s competitions kicked off in March and won’t wrap up until October. Whether it involves racecars, concrete canoes or traversing Mars-like terrain, design projects offer students a healthy dose of experiential learning. Learn all about the teams at

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Aero Design-West
April 24–26 in Van Nuys, Calif.

Rocketry Engineering Challenge
June 26–28 in Green River, Utah

Baja SAE
May 7–10 in Baltimore

Concrete Canoe
April 25–26 in Lawrence, Kan.

Engineers Without Borders
May — Santiago, Honduras
June — Nahualate, Guatemala
August — Los Eucaliptos and Tacachia, Bolivia

Formula SAE
Formula SAE-Michigan
May 13–16 in Brooklyn, Mich.

Formula SAE-Lincoln
June 17–20 in Lincoln, Neb.

Formula SAE-Electric
June 17–20 in Lincoln, Neb.

Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge
April 24–26 in San Jose, Calif.

May 8–10 in Gainesville, Fla.

Hydrogen Design Solutions

iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine)
Sept. 24–28 in Boston

Mars Rover
May 28–30 in Hanksville, Utah

June 5–8 in Rochester, Mich.

Solar Car
July 26–31 in Austin, Texas

Solar House
Oct. 8–18 in Irvine, Calif.

Steel Bridge
April 23–25 in Lawrence, Kan.

Around the Puck

Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend.

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Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.

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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

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery.

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Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

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