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National champ title goes to UMR

Posted by on July 1, 2007

This spring, UMR proved conclusively that it has the best human-powered vehicle team in the nation. The UMR team won the West Coast challenge April 13-15 at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California and then won the East Coast challenge (again) May 11-13 in Ocala, Fla.

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Show me the research

Posted by on July 1, 2007

On April 17, UMR student researchers showed Missouri legislators how glass is being used to strengthen bone tissue, how breakthroughs in chemistry might result in a new method of removing lead from the bloodstream, how nutrients in streams can be monitored more efficiently and why flood plains need to be checked for high levels of […]

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Nicole Dierkling: A work ethic that pays dividends

Posted by on March 12, 2007

Nicole Dierkling photo by Rod Lentz Walk into the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on any given day and you will probably find Nicole Dierking, all by herself with a basketball, taking shot after shot after shot. It is a work ethic that paid dividends for the senior guard on the UMR women’s basketball team.

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Wendy Moore

Posted by on September 13, 2006

The alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. and Wendy Moore, a senior in architectural engineering, is already getting out of bed to start her day with one of two daily practices.

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Travis Stensby: Lucky to be swimming

Posted by on June 12, 2006

Travis Stensby was swimming for the University of Minnesota when he discovered a blood clot in his shoulder three years ago. That medical condition forced him to quit the team, and he thought his collegiate swimming career might be over.

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Rodrick McDonald: The thrill of victory, the big plays, the love of the game

Posted by on March 20, 2006

Rodrick McDonald, a senior in mechanical engineering, has loved the thrill of competition since his Deer Park High School days in Pasadena, Texas, where he competed in multiple sports. Returning to Texas for football’s Whataburger Cactus Bowl in January and the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships last spring only managed to increase his […]

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Maggie Thompson: Tackling two varsity sports

Posted by on December 20, 2005

No team is made of one person alone, but junior Maggie Thompson, a pre-medical student from Marshall, Mo., does her fair share of helping UMR athletic teams.

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Phil Shin: The attitude to win

Posted by on September 20, 2005

California native Phil Shin, a senior in biological sciences, stays busy with pre-medicine classes and daily practices for the UMR football team, but it can still be hard living such a long distance from his family on the West Coast.

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