First-generation student overcomes fears to help lead largest hackathon on campus

Johnson Luu, a first-generation college student, helped lead TigerHacks this past weekend. What a difference three years make.


Robotic dogs, battle bots, AI: MU Robotics Club offers something for everyone

Interested in learning how to operate Spot the robot or how autonomous vacuums navigate their environments? Curious about artificial intelligence? Just want to see some robots fight? No matter your major or skill level, there’s a place for you within MU Robotics.…


Teaching Spot new tricks

Students in the Autonomous Systems Lab at Mizzou Engineering are teaching Spot the robot some new tricks.


Leader of the pack

Mizzou is one of the only universities in the country to make Spot robots available even to undergraduates. Trevontae' Haughton is part of a team of students and faculty who are finding innovative ways to use Spot for everything from safely monitoring powerplants to performing in Marching Mizzou halftime shows.


Directors appointed to lead new IT program labs

Mizzou Engineering has created two new labs within the Information Technology Program designed to give students additional hands-on research opportunities.

Spot with plume.

Spot in the spotlight

Information Technology students spent months programming Spot, an agile robot from Boston Dynamics, to perform alongside Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls at the Oct. 2, 2021, home game.

Spot with President Choi and students

Spot, meet President Choi

What do you get when the University of Missouri President, five undergraduate engineering students and three robot dogs meet in Jesse Hall? A little laughter, some robotic dance moves and an encounter junior Trevontae’ Haughton won’t soon forget.