CSEE Monthly Student Puzzle – December Winner

Chris Wolfe climbing rocks with her son where the Vulcan scenes in the last Star Trek movie were filmed

Chris Wolfe is the winner of the December CSEE puzzle contest. Chris, a mechanical engineering student, enjoys playing a variety of sports, including softball and hockey. She also plays paintball with Red Knights Paintball and the French Resistance at Oklahoma D-Day. She was excited to place third last year in the New Year’s Eve Magic tournament she attends every year.

While we received several submissions, Chris was the first student to send in the correct answer to the December puzzle:  

Let us assume there are five houses of different color in a row on the same street. A person from a different part of the United States lives in each house. Each person has a favorite drink, a favorite cheese, and keeps pets of a particular kind. 

-The Gouda cheese eater has a neighbor who drinks water.
-The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
-The Havarti cheese eater keeps birds.
-The owner of the yellow house likes Swiss cheese.
-The Californian drinks tea.
-The man in the center house drinks milk.
-The Alaskan lives in the first house.
-The Gouda eater has a neighbor who keeps cats.
-The Bostonian lives in the red house.
-The Alaskan lives next to the blue house.
-The Minnesotan keeps dogs.
-The green house is just to the left of the white one.
-The man who likes Edam drinks beer.
-The man who keeps horses lives next to the Swiss cheese eater.
-The Clevelander loves Feta cheese. 

Who owns the jerboa rat? 

Think you know the answer? SCE Students can email Whitney Molloy (molloyw@umkc.edu) to see if you are right!

Luncheon Honors SCE Scholarship Donors!

The 2011 SCE Scholarship Luncheon brought together SCE’s scholarship donors and student scholars currently benefiting from our donor sponsored scholarships. Connecting our donors and students gave our scholarship recipients the opportunity to express their appreciation to their donors. Donors learned firsthand how their support helps our SCE computer science and engineering students and the impact it has on their scholarship students’ lives and careers. Two student speakers, Riddhiman Das and Taya Upkes, captured the hearts of all attending with their personal stories of how their scholarship changed their lives. Donor Debby Dilks talked about her personal reasons for supporting students via scholarship, including how her own father’s struggle to obtain an education and her mother’s dedication to women’s intellectual equity underlined and motivated her family’s endowment of two scholarships.

SCE was proud to recognize six new or newly endowed scholarships this year, four of which were newly endowed in 2011! They are the 1) Ankit Agarwal Computer Science Scholarship Fund; 2) Dr. C. Quinton Bowles Memorial Scholarship Endowment; 3) Black & Veatch Scholarship; 4) Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship; 5) SCE Alumni Scholarship Fund and 6) Sprint Scholarship. Three of the four newly endowed scholarship donors were present and recognized for their generosity and commitment to our computer science and engineering students. Minda Mason, Director of Major Gifts for SCE, emphasized that 70% of our SCE students qualify for some sort of scholarship support and that our SCE scholarship recipients are frequently our campus leaders , serving in key roles in student government, participating in community service and raising the level of academic performance in our classrooms.

It is with great appreciation that Dean Kevin Truman and Chancellor Leo Morton thank all of our scholarship donors!