Kao Family Foundation Establishes Garmin Scholars Program at UMKC
The Kao Family Foundation has donated $50,000 to establish a new scholarship program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering to increase opportunities for underrepresented students and escalate innovation in the field. Continue reading “New Garmin Scholars Program Fuels Opportunity”
Features 11 state-of-the-art research labs
The University of Missouri-Kansas City unveiled its new $32 million high-tech research center to hundreds of guests on Oct. 1. Continue reading “UMKC Welcomes Public to $32 Million High-Tech Research Center”
Program supports women pursuing careers in science, computing
A UMKC alumnus and his wife have established a new scholarship to support female students studying computing or engineering. Continue reading “New UMKC Scholarship to Help Female Students Explore STEM Fields”
Gift supports a collaborative effort between UMKC and MU housed in Kansas City.
Former UM System president Gary Forsee and Sherry Forsee have committed $2 million to support research that will provide data analytics to power the NextGen Precision Health initiative and other precision health research across the University of Missouri System’s four universities. Continue reading “Former UM System president gives $2 million to NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center at UMKC”
New funding creates opportunity for STEM mentorship
Building a career in engineering as a woman 40 years ago had its challenges, but Janet Williams, BSME ‘83, succeeded and is reaching out to young women to give a hand up through scholarships and mentoring. Continue reading “Alumna Establishes Scholarship for Women in Technology”
Jason Painter builds solid future for his family and future students
Jason Painter (BSME ’12) always liked school, and math was his strong point. But following high school graduation, he decided college wasn’t for him. He married his high school sweetheart and started working in residential construction. But after a few years, he began to reconsider his decision to forego a college degree. Continue reading “Nontraditional Engineering Alumnus Gives Back With a Scholarship”
by Patricia O’Dell
Fittingly, the significant gift will go toward campus renovations and construction
by Patricia O’Dell
The relationship between the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering and Honeywell benefits both organizations, and the Kansas City community.
New technology. New research. New partnerships. As the School of Computing and Engineering expands with the addition of the new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, students, faculty and staff are thrilled with the prospect of expanded opportunities for research, education and innovation. Continue reading “Partners in Progress”
By Patricia O’Dell
When Karen and Don Loeffelholz’s daughter, Kristin, passed away in 1998, they made their first contribution to UMKC in her memory.
A few years later in 2001, they established the Kristin Jane Loeffelholz Memorial Scholarship in her name and have been contributing to it since.
The couple feels that providing these scholarships is the kind of lasting legacy that Kristin deserves.
“Kristin loved UMKC,” Don says. “She was her happiest when she was there.”
The Loeffelholzes developed the scholarship criteria based on Kristin’s personal experience. Recipients must be active in engineering activities, either Kansas, Missouri or Iowa residents, employed part-time and maintaining a C+ average or better.
Continue reading “Memorial Scholarship Honors Hard Work and Focus”
By Patricia O’Dell
Ronald Newton (B.S. ’96) believes in consistent hard work and in supporting his community.
Continue reading “Alumnus Starts New Scholarship as Way of Giving Back”