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Army Ants Share Passion for Robotics

Army Ants Share Passion for Robotics

The College of Engineering sponsored a full-day robotics camp for underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged youth in central Missouri Oct. 31. Army Ants is made up of local high school students who design robots to complete specific tasks outlined by FIRST Robotics, an organization responsible for putting on regional and national robot competitions in order to build […]

Ninth edition of Merit Badge Day largest ever

Ninth edition of Merit Badge Day largest ever

Hosted by the College of Engineering, almost 800 scouts from six states came ready to learn and take on challenges in pursuit of merit badges in a variety of areas.

MU Engineering hosts annual Merit Badge Day

MU Engineering hosts annual Merit Badge Day

The College of Engineering hosted MU’s eighth annual Merit Badge Day, where more than 700 Boy Scouts gathered to earn badges in more than 40 different subject areas.

Engineering gets boost from Inclusive Excellence plan

Engineering gets boost from Inclusive Excellence plan

The College of Engineering recently received grants totaling $355,770 as part of the UM System and MU Inclusive Excellence plan to support a variety of inclusivity efforts within the College.

STEM Cubs sees record-setting attendance

STEM Cubs sees record-setting attendance

Last weekend, Lafferre Hall played host to 120+ students for the third edition of STEM Cubs, the free engineering day camp that illustrates the importance of exploratory and experiential learning in science, technology, engineering and math for students from kindergarten through fifth grade.  

Daughter Engineering Day showcases STEM to young women

Daughter Engineering Day showcases STEM to young women

The goal of the event is to showcase the field of engineering and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers to girls in grades six through nine and their parents. Women are typically underrepresented in engineering careers, and events such as Daughter Engineering Day seek to help grow the number of women in the field by developing an early interest.

Building robots, building the future

Building robots, building the future

Hosted by MU’s Neural Engineering Laboratory, the 13th annual Robotics Design Challenge welcomed 325 participating K-8th graders to test the robots they had spent months creating.

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