UMKC Convocation & Welcome Day at SCE

New Students 2010SCE freshman and transfer students were welcomed by UMKC administrative and student leaders during UMKC’s Opening Convocation ceremony on Aug. 22nd at 1:30 pm at Swinney Recreation Hall. Students were provided with recommendations for creating a vibrant campus experience for themselves and encouraged to be active, rather than passive, learners, and given suggestions for a successful transition to UMKC.

At the conclusion of Convocation, students walked to their respective academic homes to learn more about their School’s student organizations and teams and the importance of connecting with faculty and being involved within their discipline and School. Our Best Wishes for a Great Academic Year to all our new SCE undergraduate students!

UMKC’s new Student Union opens August 20

UMKC’s newest facility—built exclusively by students, for students—will open on Friday, August 20 to welcome students back to campus this fall! The Union is an exciting addition to campus and will fully engage students in a vibrant campus life experience.  For picture and more details see the full UMatters story.

SCE IEEE Robotics Team at MO State Fair Aug. 15th!

IEEE Robotics 2010The UMKC SCE IEEE Robotics Team traveled to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, MO on Aug. 15th.  They manned an information booth and gave a demo of their robot that they took to an IEEE competition last April in Grapevine, Texas.  Many folks visited with our UMKC SCE IEEE team at the ShowMe Robots event in the Assembly Hall at the Missouri State Fair.   Other displays included FIRST Robotics teams, FIRST Lego League teams and 4-H robot teams.  Vendors included Kansas City Robotics Society, St. Louis Robotics Society, NASA, Boeing and NSF.