UMR deploys human power to Nevada desert

Human-powered vehicle racer Jerrod Bouchard, a senior in mechanical engineering, recorded the third-fastest time ever by a college student this fall during the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nev.

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Garmin representatives visit campus

Garmin, designer and manufacturer of navigation and communication equipment, visits UMR.

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Future engineers and scientists visit Boeing

Last summer, Boeing opened its doors to students in UMR’s Minority Engineering and Science Program, a scholarship program supported in part by Boeing since 2003.

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A top SAT score

Aerospace engineering graduate students Mike Dancer and Jason Searcy took first place in the Student Scholarship Competition session at the 21st Annual Conference on Small Satellites for their paper about the UMR SAT mission.

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Get on the bus: bringing hydrogen fuel to rural Missouri

Cleaner transportation is coming to rural Missouri, thanks to a joint effort by UMR and several federal agencies.

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Trailblazing on the Continental Divide

Armed with a GPS unit, Michelle Marincel, NucE’06, and Brian Payne, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, bushwacked and backtracked their way through the Medicine Bow National Forest near the Wyoming border with Colorado last summer in an effort to blaze a better trail along the Continental Divide.

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Motorola VP named St. Clair Chair

Thomas Weigert, Motorola Fellow and vice president of the company’s Global Software Group, became UMR’s first Daniel C. St. Clair Chair of Computer Science on Sept. 1.

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Thulasi Kumar to lead IR at UMR

Thulasi Kumar, former director of institutional research at the University of Northern Iowa, started work as director of institutional research and assessment at UMR on July 1.

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1,400 recruiters seek UMR graduates

The 2006-2007 school year was a record-breaker for the UMR Career Opportunities Center.

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