Monthly Archives: September 2013

SCE Providing Networking Opportunities for Students


SCE is always looking for ways to engage students and ensure that they are able to find jobs when they graduate.  This fall, SCE will host eleven computing and engineering companies as part of the SCE Career Connections program. This program provides an opportunity for SCE students to interact with the companies and learn more about the career options they offer. In addition, on October 2nd, UMKC Career Services will be hosting a career fair featuring a number of STEM companies. In addition, local engineering companies will be holding on-campus interviews for potential employees.
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EyeVerify Winner of 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards


UMKC’s EyeVerify, a Kansas City startup developing biometric identification devices for mobile phones, was recently selected as a winner of two 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards.  Out of the hundreds of nominees, only 12 received awards at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA. EyeVerify received the Startup of the Year award, and Riddhiman Das, software developer for EyeVerify, received the Technologist of the Year award.

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Civil Engineering Students Plan Grandview Construction Project


UMKC civil engineering students will be developing construction plans for a public park project this fall. The Civil Engineering Planning and Scheduling Class visited the construction site at the intersection of 8th and Main in Grandview, MO earlier this month. Eric Davis from Landworks Studio Architects gave a tour of the construction site and talked about different sequencing and staging details of the project. After the project is completed, 8th and Main will serve as the city’s entrance to the Farmers’ Market, as well as provide an urban pocket park for many planned community events. The class will work during this semester to generate an estimate and schedule for the construction project with the help of the City of Grandview Public Works Director Denise Randolph. The project is expected to be finished by December 2013.