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  • The Missouri S&T Solar House Team competes in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Denver, Colorado. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

    The Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team finished in fourth place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon, held Oct. 5–15 in Denver.

    The team’s house, called SILO, was one of 11 entries in the design competition. Entries in the Solar Decathlon were judged by a panel of experts in 10 categories, ranging from appliances and architecture to energy use and market potential.

    During the competition, members of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh, the university’s major donor society, toured the house as part of a weekend celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary.

  • Missouri S&T was well-represented at Maker Faire Kansas City 2017 as it showcased its world champion Mars Rover Design Team, projects from the new S&T Makerspace, Joe Miner and an interactive Ozobot mission. Nearly 18,000 people attended the two-day, family-friendly event, which Missouri S&T helped sponsor.