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

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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Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

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Living laboratory houses lead battery research

This past November, Missouri S&T installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to S&T’s solar-powered homes.

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Partners for progress

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

This past August, University of Missouri President Mun Choi announced the formation of a 23-member committee to lead a nationwide search for a chancellor at Missouri S&T.

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