Young Competitors Taking Over Campus

Young Competitors Taking Over Campus

“This event is a great opportunity for students to put their skills and knowledge to the test and for area high school students to visit the Southeast campus and see what the University has to offer.”
-Dr. Cheryl McAllister, chair of the Math Field Day Committee and associate professor of mathematics at Southeast

42nd annual
Nearly 600 students from 28 area high schools competed in the 42nd Annual Math Field Day on April 11. Hosted by Southeast’s Department of Mathematics, students competed individually and in teams in a number of different areas in math. Students put their knowledge to the test and showed others what they were capable of. It also gave them the opportunity to be in a university setting and explore the different options they have in the future.

14 teams
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics hosted the 6th Annual First Lego League on December 8, 2018. Students 4th to 8th grade from schools region wide competed in the “Into Orbit” robotics competition. They built robots using Lego® Mindstorms® to complete different missions and challenged themselves to innovate and solve real-world problems.

500+ schools
“Triumph and Tragedy in History” was the theme for this year’s History Day 2019 on March 19. Over 500 high school students across southeast Missouri competed in differerent projects covering international, national, state, regional, and local history. Students presented their work in an array of different media, including performances, websites, papers, documentaries, and exhibits on Southeast’s campus.

615 students
The Show Me Center was home to this year’s Southeast Regional Science Fair. More than 600 students, 6th to 12th grade from 44 area schools presented their work on March 5. With 395 projects presented, students explored scientific questions in a range of STEM fields. They addressed problems, designed solutions, and presented their ideas to different audiences. This year had the largest number of senior projects submitted, as well as an increase in participating schools.

Students at Computers

1st place
The Cape Central Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Cyber Patriot team competed in the annual Missouri state Cyber Patriot competition. The high school team took on a number of challenges involving security, networks, operating systems, and other computer system events. They faced 14 other teams from Missouri throughout December and January. With training from Southeast’s Department of Computer Science, they were able to clinch the Missouri state title.

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