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Running judges needed on Aug. 16

Posted by on July 31, 2019

New students will begin their S&T college careers during Opening Week, from Monday, Aug. 12, through Friday, Aug. 16. They will participate in Project X throughout the week, culminating in races on Friday. Volunteers are needed to serve as running judges for one of three shifts on Friday, Aug. 16:

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Opening Week is just around the corner

Posted by on August 1, 2018

The office of new student programs is gearing up to welcome the freshman class of 2018 to the Miner family. Students will arrive on campus to move in Sunday, Aug. 12. Opening Week will officially kick off that evening with a “Party at the Puck” picnic. Activities will continue through Saturday, Aug. 18.

Throughout the week, students will:

  • Complete an academic workshop, learn about campus and college life, participate in a team-based experiential learning project, and discover what it means to be a Miner.
  • Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 17, to watch the races through campus and cheer on new students.
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Union Pacific hosts Project X, driving new students to compete

Posted by on August 1, 2018

The new student programs staff is pleased to announce that Union Pacific will once again sponsor Opening Week’s Project X. Opening Week runs from Sunday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 18. New students will be divided into 85 mentor groups, guided by upperclassmen mentors, and modify a remote-controlled vehicle.

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Volunteers needed for Project X design contest

Posted by on June 20, 2018

The new student programs staff seeks running judges to assist opening week mentor teams during their Project X track competition, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Volunteer judges may pick any timeframe or stay the entire time. This position requires jogging across campus to follow teams as they race. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt and meal. For more information or to participate, please contact Morgan Fender, senior in chemical engineering, at

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Project X information

Posted by on August 6, 2014

New student programs is pleased to announce that Union Pacific will once again sponsor the 2014 Opening Week’s Project X. Union Pacific will have representatives on campus during Opening Week to assist our new students with programs and judging their projects. 1,300 new students will attend Opening Week, which starts Saturday, Aug. 16.

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2014 Opening Week Project X

Posted by on April 3, 2014

Union Pacific will sponsor the fall 2014 Opening Week Project X, the new students’ design project. New students who attend Opening Week, starting Sunday, Aug. 17, will have the opportunity to participate in a design project with other new students in their mentor groups. The week finishes on Friday, Aug. 22, with awards given out to the top teams. Last year’s project had outstanding results and new students had a blast participating in it with the help of Union Pacific’s partnership. The project allows new students to have a common learning experience and a positive transition to Missouri S&T. If you would like more information on 2014 Opening Week, contact Patty Frisbee, 341-7045.

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