Kids on campus!


High school juniors and seniors learn about science and engineering. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Missouri S&T gets a summertime energy boost when hoards of school-age kids hit campus. They come to S&T’s summer camps for fun, inspiration and to learn some amazing things. These camps open their eyes to all the awesome possibilities available to them in science, technology, engineering and math careers, while they work as teams on exciting hands-on activities.

Missouri S&T hosts FIRST Tech Challenge

But students don’t need to wait until the summer to explore technology on the S&T campus. The university recently hosted the FIRST Tech Challenge, a statewide robotics competition for high school students. Sponsored by the non-profit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), this tournament-style competition brings teams of students in grades 9-12 together to design, build and program robots. More than 75 members of S&T’s freshman class participated in FIRST robotics programs while in high school.

By Linda Fulps