It was a great day at Deer Creek Golf Course on Wednesday, June 3, for the sixteen teams, braving the course and the elements before lightening ended play early. Despite the rain, this year’s SCE Alumni Golf tournament was the best yet. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our alumni, sponsors and friends, the SCE Alumni Association will increase funding of its endowed SCE Alumni Association Scholarship by $8,450. This was a banner day in the tournament’s history and will help support more SCE students! Burns & McDonnell Foundation was the presenting sponsor of the tournament. Other sponsors included: Duane Anstaett, P.E., Garmin, The Golf Doctor, Siemens, Crescent Electric Supply, Co., Gibbens, Drake and Scott, CK Power, TREKK Design Group, Jim Hogan, P.E., Central Power and Olsson Associates. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm. Our congratulations on providing additional scholarship support for SCE students. We couldn’t do it without you!
Twenty-five local middle school students will spend a few days this summer building motors, creating electricity and designing wind turbines – all in the name of energy. Driven by a need for more job-ready candidates in power and energy fields, KCP&L, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Computing and Engineering (SCE), and the KC STEM Alliance have teamed up to offer a three-day Energy Camp. The camp will run June 17-19 at KC – EZ, the Kansas City Engineering Zone on the UMKC campus at 4825 Troost Ave. It is designed to keep local students interested in science and math, and ultimately, careers in energy. Students and faculty from SCE will work with the younger students on interactive experiments that demonstrate the concepts of magnetism, physics and electricity. In addition, KCP&L employees will conduct field trips to a local substation and the Business & Technology College Lineworker Program to show how science is applied in the real world. For the complete UMKC Today article, see KCP&L, UMKC and KC STEM Alliance Offer Fifth Annual Get Into Energy Camp.
More than 650 engineering students, guests, judges and faculty attended the National Student Steel Bridge Competition May 22-23 in Kansas City, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering. Coordinating the competition which attracted over 50 teams took many hours to plan, dozens of volunteers to work the two-day event, and generous support from Kansas City engineering companies. “The fact that we were able to not only pull it off, but arguably host the best competition in history really says a lot about the quality of UMKC, its students and the support we had from the engineering community here in Kansas City,” said Jerry Richardson, Ph. D., SCE associate professor. The local planning committee included Katie Gonzagowski, Laura Irwin, Jose Lopez, Sean Micheal, Paige Norris, Marco Toapanta; and faculty advisers John Kevern, Ph.D., and Jerry Richardson, Ph.D. Dean Kevin Truman provided the welcome address at the awards dinner. For details regarding the competition teams and results, judging criteria and regional area sponsors see the UMKC Today article, SCE Hosts Successful Steel Bridge Competition.