Area high school students to visit Missouri S&T for FIRST robotics competition

High school students compete with their robots in the FIRST Tech Challenge in the Gale Bullman Building on March 5, 2016. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Hundreds of tech-savvy high school students from throughout Missouri and its surrounding states will put their robotic creations to the test on Saturday, March 4, during the FIRST Tech Challenge, a regional robotics championship for high school students hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T to host VEX robotics championships

Action from the 2016 VEX competition. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Action from the 2016 VEX competition. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

For the second year in a row, middle- and high-school students from around Missouri will travel to Missouri University of Science and Technology to compete in the regional VEX Robotics Championship.

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Three Missouri S&T students named University Innovation Fellows

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

By assessing the current environment for entrepreneurs and innovators at Missouri University of Science and Technology, three of its students hope to measure and then improve the climate through creativity and design-focused thinking.

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Teams for the Missouri FIRST Tech Challenge championship announced

Image from usfirst.org.

Image from usfirst.org.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host hundreds of high school students making up 48 teams from Missouri and its bordering states on Saturday, March 7, for the FIRST Tech Challenge, a regional robotics championship.

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High school robot builders to compete at Missouri S&T FIRST Tech Challenge

Image from usfirst.org.

Image from usfirst.org.

Hundreds of tech-savvy high school students from throughout Missouri and western Illinois will put their robotic creations to the test on Saturday, March 7, during the FIRST Tech Challenge, a regional robotics championship for high school students hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Robot builders come to Missouri S&T for FIRST Tech Challenge

2013 02 23 First Robotics disc 1 edit file 323This event will be live-streamed on March 1, 2014.

Hundreds of tech-savvy high school students from throughout Missouri and western Illinois will put their robotic creations to the test on Saturday, March 1, during the FIRST Tech Challenge, a regional robotics championship for high school students hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking about again. [Read more…]

S&T robot ready to roam

Photo by Bob Phelan.

Photo by Bob Phelan.

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology has designed and built a fully operational robotic vehicle. The waterproof droid is powered by two 60-pound batteries and runs on student-programmed software.

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S&T professor’s ‘multicopter’ improves structure monitoring

Chris Seto controls the multicopter while Dr. Zhaozheng Yin (far left) and Yunxiang Mao observe.

The current method of inspecting bridges for structural damage is labor-intensive and, in some instances, dangerous to all involved. Dr. Zhaozheng Yin, assistant professor of computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his engineering team have been developing a safer, more efficient solution with his latest research project, the “multicopter.”

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Not too late to register for UMR Robotics Camp

It’s not too late for children ages 12 to 14 to register for the Robotics Camp, to be held June 22-24 at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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