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University of Missouri, Columbia

Founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri (Mizzou) is a committed flagship and land-grant institution, a member of the competitive SEC conference — and a proud member of the AAU. Our mission is to provide the benefits of a world-class research university to the people of Missouri through teaching, research, service and economic development on behalf of all its citizens.

With an enrollment of over 30,000 students from all 50 states and 100+ countries around the world, Mizzou is a $5 billion global enterprise, with areas of strength including journalism, agriculture and plant science, human and animal health, sustainable energy and more.

A pioneer of experiential learning and the famed Missouri Method, Mizzou is a place where hands-on learning leads to academic excellence, scientific discovery and unparalleled student success.

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The University of Missouri’s geology field camp helps create the most effective undergraduate learning: active, cooperative, and demanding.
The Sandra K. Abell Conversations about College Science Teaching are monthly meetings intended to spark discussion about different approaches to science teaching and encourage interdisciplinary conversations among faculty and graduate students in STEM disciplines at the University of Missouri.
University of Missouri's A TIME for PHYSICS FIRST is part of an organized movement to reverse the typical sequence of courses so that physics is taught in ninth grade. The project prepares Missouri's 9th grade science teachers to become intellectual leaders as they learn to teach a yearlong freshman physics course.
The University of Missouri implemented opportunities for faculty to redesign courses to be more effective and engaging for student learning by enhancing the effective use of technology in the classroom.
The University of Missouri offers a variety of undergraduate research programs to allow students to explore the unknown through hands-on work with faculty mentors and hopefully increase the number of students who pursue STEM fields.