Missouri S&T’s Formula SAE team, AKA “S&T Racing” has been a formidable player in international FSAE design events for several years now. The Student Design and Experiential Learning Center covers the team’s racing events to promote the students and the University’s hands-on learning programs, just as the SDELC does for over a dozen other student design groups.
The stories and images show up in S&T recruiting displays and literature, websites and wall displays, all of which celebrate S&T’s flashiest student engineering project. We’ve seen photos of S&T’s winged beast used on SAE t-shirts and press kits, but it feels even better when the editors at U.S. News and World Report chose one of the Miner shots as #20 out of 14,000 best-colleges-in-photos-picks for 2014!
This revered publication is no stranger to recognizing emerging technology. Back in 2001 S&T’s (nee MSM/UMR) Solar Miner car snared the magazine’s two-page centerfold spread during the Chicago-to-Los Angeles race. We few, we lucky(?) few were treated to the glorious sight of UMR’s Dean of Engineering doing his ‘happy dance’ when THAT shot hit the big time.