In November, UMKC School of Computing and Engineering students raised over $4,500 during the student group fundraising event at the Armacost Antique Car Museum. The fundraising event benefited the SCE Baja Racing Team, the UMKC chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and the UMKC Steel Bridge Team.
SCE has always been very proud of our outstanding student teams and organizations. The UMKC Steel Bridge Team received 2nd place in 1 of 6 subcategories and placed 33rd out of 43 teams at the 2017 National Student Steel Bridge Competition, the UMKC Baja Racing Team placed 11th in the world at the Baja SAE competition in 2017, and Engineers Without Borders is currently working in Panama to design and implement a water distribution system so that access to clean drinking water is a norm and not a luxury for the community. All of this would not be possible without the generous donations that help students cover the cost of the equipment and materials they need.
SCE teams, clubs, and organizations are a very important part of the student experience as they help connect material learned in the classroom to the real world. Student Jewel Janke says being a part of a team is also really fun! “The main reason I am involved at UMKC is because it’s fun. You get to know your peers and become friends with your classmates and you get to go on cool trips and learn things that you can’t learn in a classroom setting. Being involved also gives you a better understanding of the full scope of a project because you work on something from start to finish and you are solely responsible for its success.”
SCE would like to thank all of the generous donors who contributed to our students’ fundraising goal, Mid-America Packards for sponsoring the event, and the Armacost Museum for hosting.