Monthly Archives: November 2009

Robin Carroll-Dolci is a Fall 2009 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Honor Recipient

SCE is proud to announce that that Robin Carroll-Dolci,  a graduate student pursuing  a Master in Electrical Engineering, was selected as a Fall 2009 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Honor Recipient.   It is a real honor to be recognized as a student “who maintains high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community activities outside the classroom”.

Robin’s service to SCE, UMKC and Kansas City has been outstanding. He has been involved in various student organizations such as IEEE and their Robotics Team, Eta Kappa Nu the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society (HKN), and our student chapters of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).  In addition, Robin  has been a true ambassador for our school through his interactions with numerous youth groups such as FIRST Lego Leagues, K-12 schools, and local corporations.  Many know Robin as a tutor in the UMKC Math Center, but most know him as a friend, mentor and colleague.   Congratulations, Robin!

SCE Scholarship Reception Honors Donors and Recipients

SCE was proud to honor our
SCE Scholarship donors and
recepients on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. 
The SCE Scholarship Reception, held
in  the Edgar Snow Research Room in
302 Newcomb Hall congratulated our
scholarship recipients and expressed
our appreciation for our
SCE Scholarship Donors and their
support.  Many of our donors and
their student recipients were in
attendance along with parents, guests, SCE faculty
and staff, and UMKC administrators including Chancellor Leo Morton.  We thank our donors for all they do for SCE! 


 SCE Scholarship

SCE Scholarship

ACI-KS and ACI-MO Pervious Concrete Student Competition

The American Concrete ACI-KSAggregate
Institute Kansas and Missouri Chapters
piloted a new student competition at
UMKC on October 31, 2009.
The pervious concrete competition
challenged the students to create
sustainable concrete mixtures that
maximized permeability while
maintaining good strength. Eight
regional University teams
participated in the competition.
UMKC’s team placed first in the
strength category with permeability over 1,200 inches per hour. After the successful completion of the pilot competition, ACI national organization has adopted the pervious concrete competition as one of its permanent international student competitions. The first international pervious concrete student competition will debut in Chicago at the ACI Spring Convention in 2010. The UMKC team advisor was Dr. John Kevern.  A slideshow of the contest is available.

Stephanie Benetele Science and Robotics Tournament

The Lee’s Summit Elementary and Middle Schools Gifted students received robotics equipment provided by a fund from Lee’s Summit Education Foundation set up in the memory of Stephanie Bentele and UMKC’s School of Computing & Engineering along with money allocated by the Superintendent’s Operating Team in the spring of 2009. 

On December 5, 2009, these students will participate for the first time in the  “Stephanie Bentele Science and Robotics Tournament”. The Stephanie Bentele fund and the School of Computing & Engineering continue their commitment to Science & Technology, Engineering, and Math education in the LSR7 school district.  Although this tournament will not be held at UMKC, we wish the students only the best for this tournament and all those they enter in the future.


SCE and A&S Host Reception for Andress Kernick

The School of Computing and Engineering together with the UMKC College of Arts & Sciences hosted a reception in honor of Andress Kernick, an engineer whose career spanned more than 43 years.   Mr. Andress Kernick donated $1.7 million to SCE and the College of Arts & Sciences to fund The Andress Kernick Renewable Energy & Environmental Research Fund.  Mr. Kernick’s generous donation will allow SCE and A&S to enhance existing and create new innovative research related to the areas of renewable energy and the environment.  We extremely proud that he choose our school to administer The Andress Kernick Renewable Energy & Environmental Research Funds.  See the UMKC Press Release for more details.

E-Week T-shirt Design Competition

All SCE students are invited to submit a design for this year’s E-Week t-shirt. Please submit designs to Whitney Molloy at no later than December 4th. Some specifications to keep in mind:

  • Design must include UMKC and the School of Computing and Engineering, along with the dates for E-Week (Feb. 14-20, 2010)
  • The t-shirt will be white and the design will be printed on the front of the shirt
  •  Please limit your design to no more than 3 colors
  • T-shirt designs will be displayed during the first week of the spring semester – all SCE students will be able to vote on the winning t-shirt design
  • Depending on the number of entries, the student council committee may decide to narrow down the number of designs to display for student voting

Questions can be sent to the SCE student council at