Missouri University of Science and Technology,
formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla, will showcase its automotive-related
educational programs and student design projects Jan. 23-27 at the 2008 St.
Louis Auto Show, held at the America’s Center and Edwards Jones
Missouri S&T’s design teams have won
national championships in everything from solar car racing to aircraft design.
Several student-built vehicles will be displayed at the show to highlight
educational and employment opportunities related to the automotive
The 2007 Human-Powered Vehicle, which won a
national title, will be on display, as well as “StreaMiner,” a bicycle built
specifically for the 2007 World Human Powered Speed Challenge. (The StreaMiner
exceeded 60 mph in an attempt to break the collegiate land speed record last
fall). Other Missouri S&T vehicles to be displayed include Solar Miner IV
(the 2003 national champion solar-powered car), a Baja-style off-road race
vehicle and a Formula SAE race car. Rounding out the display will be a high
altitude rocket as well as an autonomous robot.
Each of these projects and programs allow
students to design, build and operate systems that integrate business and
management principles with engineering. The students gain experience in control
systems, aerodynamics, fuel efficiency and performance
Missouri S&T students and staff will be
present throughout the show to talk about their projects, promote Missouri
S&T educational opportunities for students of all ages, and discuss their
employment opportunities in various segments of the automotive