Dean Kevin Truman and the faculty and staff of the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering joined with our Kansas City community to celebrate the opening of the Kansas City Engineering Zone (KC EZ) on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Located on the UMKC campus at 4825 Troost Ave., KC EZ is a direct response to the equity and access issues faced by Kanas City’s K-12 urban schools and their students, providing tremendous STEM resources and mentoring.
The Kauffman Foundation has announced a $3.2 million grant that will fund the KC STEM Alliance (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Computing & Engineering is currently home to KC STEM. KC STEM, a conglomeration of FIRST Robotics and PLTW (Project Lead The Way), operates to prepare middle and high-school students for STEM-related college degrees and careers.