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Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

Missouri Innovation Campus Program's Cybersecurity and Software Development Achieve Registered Apprenticeship Status Through the US Department of Labor

Two Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) programs were recently named Registered Apprenticeship Programs through the U.S. Department of Labor, following a comprehensive application and evaluation process. The two programs – Cybersecurity and Software Development – are the first MIC programs to earn this designation.

November 17, 2022
Student in Science Lab
student success, UCM-LS, MIC, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Begins Recruiting its 2023-27 Cohort

The Missouri Innovation Campus program is currently recruiting students for its 2023-27 cohort. Students entering the recognized program are in their sophomore year and come from Summit Technology Academy’s 33 sending high schools.

October 24, 2022
Sean Martin
UCM-LS, student success, MIC, ucmblog

Hands-on Experience at UCM's Mixed Reality Studio Helps Recent Graduate Sean Martin in His Career Search

Joining the University of Central Missouri’s Mixed Reality Software Development Team greatly benefited recent UCM graduate Sean Martin as he launches his new career in computer science. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and a bachelor’s in computer science software development, graduating cum laude in May 2022.

October 17, 2022
Nursing Students at UCM-LS
University News, MIC, School of Nursing, UCM-LS

UCM School of Nursing Open House Scheduled for Sept. 27

The University of Central Missouri’s School of Nursing will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, UCM’s Lee’s Summit campus, 1101 Innovation Parkway. Register by Sept. 9 to attend and learn more about the nursing profession and the recognized programs offered by UCM.

August 22, 2022
Julia Sounders Graduation
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

UCM's First 'Grow Your Own Teachers' Cohort Graduates with All 17 Launching Careers

The University of Central Missouri Grow Your Own Teachers program provides significant benefits to adult learners as well as school districts with the first 17 program graduates entering their own classrooms this fall. Thanks to a partnership with 14 districts, this unique collaboration helps paraprofessionals earn a bachelor’s degree in education while working full time.

July 19, 2022
VR Student
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Joins Forces with PeakActivity and Unity Technologies to Support Augmented Reality Experiences for Students

Thanks to a new collaboration involving the University of Central Missouri, PeakActivity and Unity Technologies, students are participating in enhanced augmented-reality (AR) experiences in the university’s Mixed Reality Studio, located in UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

July 13, 2022
MIC Interns 2022
MIC, student success, UCM-LS, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Interns Apply Classroom Knowledge at Top Area Businesses

High school juniors enrolled in the nationally recognized Missouri Innovation Campus program were recently matched with Kansas City area industry-leading companies as part of the program’s unique internship program.

May 02, 2022
VRoKCs Spring 2022 Hackathon
UCM-LS, events, MIC, University News

University of Central Missouri Hosts the VRoKCs Spring 2022 Hackathon

The University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit recently hosted the VRoKCs Spring Hackathon, a virtual and augmented development challenge for high-school students.

May 02, 2022
Stan Elliott
UCM-LS, MIC, University News

Stan Elliott Showcases Missouri Innovation Program at National STEM Work-based Learning Webinar

Stan Elliott, Missouri Innovation Campus Program director, was a featured presenter at a recent STEMconnector webinar focusing on how employers can recruit and retain qualified STEM workers.

April 14, 2022
Leadership 20/20 VR Lab
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

University of Central Missouri Hosts Teens from 20/20 Leadership Program at Lee's Summit Campus

High-school students toured the state-of-the-art Missouri Innovation Campus and participated in workshop and team-building activities.

April 06, 2022
UCM Lee's Summit staff
MIC, awards, UCM-LS, University News

UCM Lee's Summit Named Finalist for LS Chamber of Commerce's 'Simply the Best' Award

Local businesses and organizations were honored at the Chamber’s March 18 monthly membership luncheon with UCM Lee’s Summit named a finalist in the category of 1 to 20 employees.

March 28, 2022
Joe Mullins
MIC, University News, UCM-LS

UCM Students Create Augmented Reality Application for Harry S. Truman Library

A group of students, known as Team Neptune, are collaborating with staff from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum on a project to enhance the museum experience by adding a projectable 3D gallery of artifacts using 3D scanning technology.

March 14, 2022
Online Summer Camp
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Announces Schedule for Popular Computer Science Online Summer Camps for Kids

Educational and engaging courses include video game design, animation, coding and YouTube content creation.

March 11, 2022
Rick Semanta
facstaff, MIC, ucmblog, UCM-LS

Rick Smetana Praises UCM for Valuable Degree Programs, Quality Instructors and Opportunities for Involvement

More than 20 years ago, Rick Smetana made the decision to check out the University of Central Missouri after a teacher in his Chicago suburb high school spoke highly of the school. Since then, Smetana has received four degrees from UCM, including several earned during his 24 years as a full-time university employee.

February 14, 2022
Madison Canton
UCM-LS, ucmblog, MIC

Quality Coursework Meets Hands-on Experiences Through Paid Internships for Missouri Innovation Campus Program Student

Thanks to a groundbreaking program from the University of Central Missouri, Madison Canton is poised to earn her bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity in May 2022, just two years after her graduation from Blue Springs High School, while also working toward a spring 2023 master’s degree graduation.

November 23, 2021
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

Missouri Innovation Campus Program's Cybersecurity and Software Development Achieve Registered Apprenticeship Status Through the US Department of Labor

Two Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) programs were recently named Registered Apprenticeship Programs through the U.S. Department of Labor, following a comprehensive application and evaluation process. The two programs – Cybersecurity and Software Development – are the first MIC programs to earn this designation.

November 17, 2022
Student in Science Lab
student success, UCM-LS, MIC, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Begins Recruiting its 2023-27 Cohort

The Missouri Innovation Campus program is currently recruiting students for its 2023-27 cohort. Students entering the recognized program are in their sophomore year and come from Summit Technology Academy’s 33 sending high schools.

October 24, 2022
Sean Martin
UCM-LS, student success, MIC, ucmblog

Hands-on Experience at UCM's Mixed Reality Studio Helps Recent Graduate Sean Martin in His Career Search

Joining the University of Central Missouri’s Mixed Reality Software Development Team greatly benefited recent UCM graduate Sean Martin as he launches his new career in computer science. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and a bachelor’s in computer science software development, graduating cum laude in May 2022.

October 17, 2022
Nursing Students at UCM-LS
University News, MIC, School of Nursing, UCM-LS

UCM School of Nursing Open House Scheduled for Sept. 27

The University of Central Missouri’s School of Nursing will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, UCM’s Lee’s Summit campus, 1101 Innovation Parkway. Register by Sept. 9 to attend and learn more about the nursing profession and the recognized programs offered by UCM.

August 22, 2022
Julia Sounders Graduation
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

UCM's First 'Grow Your Own Teachers' Cohort Graduates with All 17 Launching Careers

The University of Central Missouri Grow Your Own Teachers program provides significant benefits to adult learners as well as school districts with the first 17 program graduates entering their own classrooms this fall. Thanks to a partnership with 14 districts, this unique collaboration helps paraprofessionals earn a bachelor’s degree in education while working full time.

July 19, 2022
VR Student
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Joins Forces with PeakActivity and Unity Technologies to Support Augmented Reality Experiences for Students

Thanks to a new collaboration involving the University of Central Missouri, PeakActivity and Unity Technologies, students are participating in enhanced augmented-reality (AR) experiences in the university’s Mixed Reality Studio, located in UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

July 13, 2022
MIC Interns 2022
MIC, student success, UCM-LS, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Interns Apply Classroom Knowledge at Top Area Businesses

High school juniors enrolled in the nationally recognized Missouri Innovation Campus program were recently matched with Kansas City area industry-leading companies as part of the program’s unique internship program.

May 02, 2022
VRoKCs Spring 2022 Hackathon
UCM-LS, events, MIC, University News

University of Central Missouri Hosts the VRoKCs Spring 2022 Hackathon

The University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit recently hosted the VRoKCs Spring Hackathon, a virtual and augmented development challenge for high-school students.

May 02, 2022
Stan Elliott
UCM-LS, MIC, University News

Stan Elliott Showcases Missouri Innovation Program at National STEM Work-based Learning Webinar

Stan Elliott, Missouri Innovation Campus Program director, was a featured presenter at a recent STEMconnector webinar focusing on how employers can recruit and retain qualified STEM workers.

April 14, 2022
Leadership 20/20 VR Lab
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

University of Central Missouri Hosts Teens from 20/20 Leadership Program at Lee's Summit Campus

High-school students toured the state-of-the-art Missouri Innovation Campus and participated in workshop and team-building activities.

April 06, 2022
UCM Lee's Summit staff
MIC, awards, UCM-LS, University News

UCM Lee's Summit Named Finalist for LS Chamber of Commerce's 'Simply the Best' Award

Local businesses and organizations were honored at the Chamber’s March 18 monthly membership luncheon with UCM Lee’s Summit named a finalist in the category of 1 to 20 employees.

March 28, 2022
Joe Mullins
MIC, University News, UCM-LS

UCM Students Create Augmented Reality Application for Harry S. Truman Library

A group of students, known as Team Neptune, are collaborating with staff from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum on a project to enhance the museum experience by adding a projectable 3D gallery of artifacts using 3D scanning technology.

March 14, 2022
Online Summer Camp
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Announces Schedule for Popular Computer Science Online Summer Camps for Kids

Educational and engaging courses include video game design, animation, coding and YouTube content creation.

March 11, 2022
Rick Semanta
facstaff, MIC, ucmblog, UCM-LS

Rick Smetana Praises UCM for Valuable Degree Programs, Quality Instructors and Opportunities for Involvement

More than 20 years ago, Rick Smetana made the decision to check out the University of Central Missouri after a teacher in his Chicago suburb high school spoke highly of the school. Since then, Smetana has received four degrees from UCM, including several earned during his 24 years as a full-time university employee.

February 14, 2022
Madison Canton
UCM-LS, ucmblog, MIC

Quality Coursework Meets Hands-on Experiences Through Paid Internships for Missouri Innovation Campus Program Student

Thanks to a groundbreaking program from the University of Central Missouri, Madison Canton is poised to earn her bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity in May 2022, just two years after her graduation from Blue Springs High School, while also working toward a spring 2023 master’s degree graduation.

November 23, 2021

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