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

Around the Puck

By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

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An expansion of the partnership between Missouri S&T and Missouri State University will allow students to pursue a mechanical engineering degree on the Missouri State campus with courses taught by faculty from both institutions. Students began applying this fall. The program will begin in fall 2019.

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Chancellor search is underway

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