A system in bloom
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to attend the UM System Undergraduate Research Day at the Missouri State Capitol. Student researchers from each of our four universities discussed their findings with elected officials, showcased groundbreaking work and connected with peers.
This annual event allows students to demonstrate their academic excellence, and how they are already working to improve lives in Missouri and across society. The impact of hands-on learning and innovative research throughout the UM System is well known nationally and abroad, as you'll see in the stories below.
Self-taught cellist Christian Okeke chasing his dream at UMSL
Okeke worked two jobs to be able to afford a used cello in his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria. He learned to play it by watching YouTube videos because there weren't instructors nearby to teach him. Now he is excelling at UMSL under the tutelage of acclaimed cellist Kurt Baldwin.
- MU students show off sights, sounds and styles for the 47th Annual Chancellor's Arts Showcase
- S&T NSBE group is Chapter of the Year
- UMKC Women's Council celebrates five decades of funding graduate fellowships
Mizzou's NextGen MURR will help improve and save lives
MU recently announced an initiative to build a new, larger research reactor that will expand critical cancer-fighting research and medical isotope production at MU. The new project, NextGen MURR, will build on the internationally recognized excellence of the MU Research Reactor (MURR), the highest-powered research reactor in the U.S.
- S&T researchers are one step closer to 3D printing human organs
- UMKC dentistry researcher using artificial intelligence for early cancer detection
- UMSL researchers show importance of communication to mitigate supply chain issues
Federal Grant recognizes UMKC as innovator in environmental transportation
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited UMKC to announce a new $10 million federal grant to the School of Science and Engineering to develop innovative approaches to improve the sustainability and equity of transportation infrastructure.
- MU study finds group exercise program for older adults led to more independent exercise
- Green School students talk sustainability at Missouri S&T
- UMSL Bridge Program adds to record of success developing college-ready students
New York Times names S&T among top 10 high values
Missouri S&T is one of the nation's top 10 "high-value institutions," according to a new online tool from the New York Times designed to help prospective students in their college search. Missouri S&T ranked eighth among universities that provide a great value for the cost.
- Fourteen MU students and alumni honored by National Science Foundation
- UMKC music composition and English professors win Fulbright Honors
- UMSL recognized for lifting up diverse communities