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.
The nascent org is called the Union of Missouri Student Researchers and is currently working toward full recognition as a student organization at the campus level.
STEM Cubs is a day camp aimed at increasing access to science, technology, engineering and math for lower income and underrepresented minority students.
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.
The University of Missouri STEM Cubs Program received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.
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.
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.
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.
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.