The team recently qualified for the FIRST Championship in April in Houston by finishing in the semifinals of the Rocket City Regional in Huntsville, Ala.
A quartet of participants from the Army Ants FIRST Robotics high school team, hosted by Mizzou Engineering, were selected as National Merit semifinalists.
Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.
Story By: Anita Neal Harrison Eavesdropping is usually seen as a bad thing, but University of Missouri Professor Kevin Gillis has earned great respect for gathering information using advanced eavesdropping techniques. Gillis listens in on some of the world’s quietest “cellular conversations,” not whispered secrets exchanged over mobile phones, but information transfer between biological cells. […]