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.
More than 2,000 people visited the University of Missouri campus for its first Show Me Mizzou Day on Saturday, April 13, and many stopped by the wide array of activities and tables in and around the College of Engineering’s Lafferre and Neff Halls.
About 400 fourth and fifth graders participated in this year’s Robotics Design Challenge, representing 26 schools from across Missouri.
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.