UMR students place first and second in black box competition

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On October 27, 2004

Students at UMR placed first and second in the Black Box Competition — where students try to figure out what is inside without looking — which was sponsored by the St. Louis section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and (IEEE) held Saturday, Oct. 23., on UMR’s campus.

For the competition each team consists of two students, with each teams receiving a laboratory station equipped with an oscilloscope, a function generator, a multimeter, a power supply, a bread board, circuit components and a black box. The students test the equipment on the black box to determine the contents of the box without looking inside. This competition is open to all undergraduates at institutions in the St. Louis section of IEEE.

First place was awarded to Daniel Schmidt of Fort Smith, Ark., a senior in electrical engineering and Wes Day of Bloomington, Ind., a senior in electrical engineering.

Second place was awarded to Sofia Tan of Springfield, Mo., a senior in electrical engineering and Heath Ice of Tahlequah, Okla., a senior in computer engineering.

Third place was awarded to two students from Saint Louis University.

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