COLUMBIA, Mo. • The University of Missouri will cut 12 graduate programs and introduce a new interdisciplinary college in 2019 as part of an overhaul of academic programs announced Wednesday.
The announcement follows nearly a year of work by a 17-person university committee that reviewed graduate programs and recommended investment and collaboration opportunities. The committee recommended cutting twice as many graduate programs as the 12 announced by university Chancellor Alexander Cartwright.
Using an iPad program, the Girl Scouts of the Royal Queens robotics team coded a Lego robot that can water plants. On Wednesday, they took it to Houston to compete in the annual world robotics championship.
“We have fun and we get to make memories with each other,” Zoi Williams, 8, said.
The Royal Queens, a robotics team at Fairview Elementary School in the Jennings School District, is one of 55 Girl Scouts robotics teams in eastern Missouri and the only one competing at the robotics championship this week.
A seventh-grader from Christ the King School in University City won the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday at Moberly Area Community College, the event's organizers said.
With his victory, Jackson Cooper won a $200 cash prize, the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition,” and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to represent Missouri in the National Geographic Bee Championships, May 20-23.