Category Archives: Community

8 Keys to Success

This week is the first week of classes at many of the Veterans in STEM partner colleges and universities. As co-principal investigator and project director, I would like to extend my welcome back to college/university. Veterans in STEM addresses each … Continue reading

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Maker Faire KC this weekend! Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making … Continue reading

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Veterans in STEM program featured on KCUR

Props to KC-BANCS Co-PIs Dr. Alexis Petri and Dean Kevin Truman for raising awareness of student veteran issues during their outstanding interview on KCUR’s Central Standard. They did a great job promoting STEM education and the Veterans in STEM program. … Continue reading

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Want to make Kansas City a better place?

On June 1 and 2, join fellow coders, artists, organizers, writers, and makers to code, draw, organize, envision and plan out how to make a better Kansas City. Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:00 AM until Sunday, June 2, 2013 5:00 … Continue reading

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Countdown to STEM Talks: Register Today

Join us for STEM Talks 2013, a KC-BANCS event taking place on Tuesday, May 21. STEM Talks is an invitation-only event bringing together students, veterans, STEM employers, KC area higher education, and student support services for a day of learning and dialogue. … Continue reading

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UMKC Student Veterans Organization – Join Today

Are you a student veteran at UMKC? Then consider joining the UMKC Student Veterans Organization. The SVO website makes it easy. Just complete the short online signup form and in minutes you can become a member. The Mission of the Student Veterans … Continue reading

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Major General Mark Ediger Named 2013 UMKC Alumnus of the Year

Major General Mark Ediger has been named the 2013 Alumnus of the Year for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Read the full story online at UMKC Today. Ediger’s award, and those of the other alumni honorees, one from each school … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Plaza Academy Robotics

Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and show your support for the Plaza Academy Robotics Team! KC-BANCS STEM Scholar Fred Bruhn is team manager, and funds go to help these high school students design, build, and program their robot to compete … Continue reading

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Combat Crawl: 10 Obstacles, 2 Good Causes, 1 Good Time

Combat Crawl Saturday, November 17 Check-in: 10:00 AM Crawl begins: 11:00 AM Impact Fitness – Burlington Creek  6120 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City Register at any Impact Fitness Test your endurance and support Wounded Warriors in the Combat Crawl, a … Continue reading

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Support KC’s Homeless Vets at the Heart of America Stand Down

On any given night, there are 2,800 homeless veterans in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area. These men and women served their country and now they need your help. So tomorrow, Friday November 2, stop by Memorial Hall with a few pairs … Continue reading

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