Missouri S&T design team projects to be on display at Saint Louis Science Center

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On February 21, 2023

Student design teams at work in the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center. Photo by Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T design team projects will be featured at the SciFest Engineering Expo at the Saint Louis Science Center from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Visitors will be able to see student-designed rockets, a rover and more, as well as talk to student representatives from several design teams.

The Saint Louis Science Center is located in the Oakland Building at 5050 Oakland Avenue in St. Louis. Missouri S&T’s display will be in Boeing Hall South on the first floor of the building. Entry to the Science Center is free, but parking costs $12. SciFest is a series of free expos designed to connect families and visitors of all ages with experts and professionals in science, engineering, technology and math.

Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week is a nationwide celebration designed to promote interest in engineering and technology careers. “Creating the Future” is the theme of this year’s Engineers Week, which begins Sunday, Feb. 19, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 25.

Missouri S&T’s design teams are registered student organizations that operate as 501(c) non-profit businesses. The teams work like small start-up companies, bringing together students from different disciplines to work on large-scale projects. In addition to hands-on design and manufacturing experience, students gain experience in project management, fundraising and public relations.

For more information about Missouri S&T’s student design teams, visit design.mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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