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Outreach key component of Engineering’s youth efforts

Students gather around and work to assemble a device at a workbench.

Recently, MU Engineering staff members and Student Ambassadors gave tours to students from Columbia Public Schools. Tours are available year-round by request and can be arranged by MU Engineering Student Services. Photo by Amy Parris.

Outreach is a critical component in getting young students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Which is why the University of Missouri College of Engineering offers tours to various groups of students, along with STEM-related activities upon request.

“These events are extremely beneficial because it’s good to get kids interested as early as possible not only in Mizzou, but STEM and engineering as a whole,” Mizzou Engineering Recruiting Assistant Matt Owens said.

Recently, MU Engineering staff members and Student Ambassadors gave tours to students from Columbia Public Schools and the Academy of Early Childhood Learning. Tours are available year-round by request and can be arranged by MU Engineering Student Services.

“It’s really important to give back both to the city and state as a whole, and one way to do that is to get students interested in engineering,” Owens added.

These tours are offered alongside a bevy of additional events for students varying in age from kindergarten to high school. A list of these events and contact information can be found here.