Missouri S&T will celebrate Extension and Engagement Week 2021 this October along with the University of Missouri System focusing on the theme “A Healthy Missouri.”
All four UM System campuses will showcase the impact that extension programming and university engagement have on addressing state and local challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access, and health and well-being. Missouri S&T events will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 23. Events will be a mix of in-person and Zoom events, with Zoom links available at community.umsystem.edu.
Missouri S&T-related events will include:
— S&T Gold Rush 5K and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 16. An in-person, chip-timed race will start at 9 a.m. by the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. A health and wellness fair will follow the race. Virtual runners can still register to participate until Nov. 6 at 150.mst.edu/gold-rush-5k-2021. A portion of the proceeds will support Missouri S&T’s Health and Wellness Fund.
— A panel discussion on behavioral health with researchers and moderator will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, on Zoom and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Researchers will discuss health care in underserved communities, telehealth and broadband-ripple effects.
— An opioid addiction research and community engagement panel will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, on Zoom and at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
— Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Institute ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, on Zoom and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The institute will accelerate medical advances for patients in the state and beyond through medical science discoveries and treatments. It will also increase collaboration among UM scientists and industry partners.
For a full listing of S&T’s Extension and Engagement Week 2021 events or more details, visit community.mst.edu. For more information about Missouri S&T’s engagement activities, contact Melanie Keeney, director of engagement and outreach in marketing and communications at Missouri S&T, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students and is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.