Tackling the problem of creating human-powered transportation for use on Mars brought a group of students from the University of Central Missouri School of Technology together as a team to compete in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., April 17-18.  

The UCM team competed against 95 student teams from high schools, colleges and universities across 18 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams from Germany, India, Mexico and Russia. Awards were presented to teams posting the fastest vehicle assembly and race times in their divisions with the fewest on-course time penalties.

After dedicating nearly 25 years to teaching and serving in administrative capacities in the University of Central Missouri’s Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, Kim Andrews, Ph.D., is taking on a new position. Effective July 1, she will become vice provost for academic programs and services at UCM.  Andrews’ appointment was announced yesterday by Deborah Curtis, provost-chief learning officer, following a search process to fill a post that has been served by Mike Grelle, who is retiring.

The Jennies will open Division II Championship play tonight at 7:30 p.m. at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City against the winner of the East Region softball tournament.

Sam Migdal fired a final round three-under par 68 on Wednesday to finish at eight-under par and claim the individual national title at the NCAA Championships at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. The Mules shot a final round 285 and finished at six over par and tied for third place as a team to qualify for the match play portion of the championships.