Arrival survival: Project X helps drive S&T freshmen through Opening Week

Team 42 cheers its remote-control vehicle during the Project X competition. Photo by Terry Barner

Team 42 watches its remote-control vehicle perform during the Project X competition.

Meet Team 42:

They arrive in Rolla at summer’s end like explorers ending one journey and embarking anew.

After their mid-August move-in day, many of the arriving freshman class at Missouri S&T have decked out their new living quarters, met their roommates and realized their parents are no longer down the hallway.

But it’s still one week until classes begin. What is there to do for equilibrium?

Answer: Project X.

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Dancing with code


Marquia Lewis with some of her favorite things. Photo by B.A. Rupert

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It’s no surprise that Marquia Lewis decided to study computer science in college. “I was around computers all the time growing up, and I really like them,” says Lewis, a junior whose mother, a software engineer for The Boeing Co. in St. Louis, also majored in computer science.

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