Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new center that hopes to eventually provide resources for science and engineering students throughout the Kansas City region is now open.

The KC Engineering Zone workspace for students was dedicated this week. It’s a 4,200-square-foot room on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus. 

The Kansas City Star reports it offers students such tools as milling machines, a metal lathe and shear, a band saw, drill presses and rows of computers. More importantly, professional engineers are mentoring the high school students, who work there on Saturdays, holidays and after school.

The KC STEM Alliance and its partners have grand plans to attract science, technology, engineering and math students from throughout the region. They want it for more schools’ robotics teams and engineering projects, as well as STEM summer camps.



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