Union Pacific hosts Project X, driving new students to compete

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On August 1, 2018

Project X race during Opening Week in 2017. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Remote controlled vehicle in obstacle course

“Soft Kitty” entry in 2017 Project X race. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The new student programs staff is pleased to announce that Union Pacific will once again sponsor Opening Week’s Project X. New students will be divided into 85 mentor groups, guided by upperclassmen mentors, and modify a remote-controlled vehicle. Groups will be judged on several objectives, including design, creativity, oral presentation, and written reflection. Union Pacific representatives will assist new students and judge their projects.

Opening Week runs from Sunday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 18. Project X will conclude Friday, Aug. 17, with a team competition racing throughout the heart of campus. Races begin outside Schrenk Hall at 8:30 a.m. and finish at the Havener Center around 4 p.m. Top teams will be recognized at an awards ceremony at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the Havener Center. Mark your calendars to attend this S&T tradition and help welcome new students to campus.

For more information, please contact Kayla Klossner-Thompson, director of new student programs, at 341-4025, kayla.thompson@mst.edu, or drop by Room 106 Centennial Hall.

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