University of Missouri-Kansas City, Theta Pi

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Theta Pi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu was chartered on May 10, 1980.

The private University of Kansas City (UKC) was founded in 1933. UKC began offering a degree in General Engineering, with an emphasis area in electrical, as early as 1956 through the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1963, UKC was absorbed by the University of Missouri System and became the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In 1974, leadership from UMKC and MU (University of Missouri – Columbia) signed an agreement to launch the MU/UMKC Coordinated Undergraduate Engineering Program (CUEP), replacing the General Engineering program offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. The CUEP offered engineering bachelor’s degrees including Electrical Engineering. In 2001, UMKC assumed complete control of the engineering programs and combined them with existing Computer Science and Information Technology programs creating the School of Computing and Engineering. The Electrical Engineering degree was changed to an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree.

Region 5: Southwestern USA

Section: Kansas City, MO (Kansas City)

Founding Date: May 10, 1980

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Last Update: 7/2/2021

Kansas City, Missouri

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is in Kansas City, Missouri. The UMKC Volker campus is about 43 blocks south of downtown Kansas City. The School of Computing and Engineering is in Flarsheim Hall and the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise & Research Center on the UMKC Volker campus. The campus is in the Plaza district of Kansas City. The UMKC Volker campus completely surrounds the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology (LHL). The LHL is an independent, endowed research library; open to the public. In 1995, the LHL absorbed most of the collections of the United Engineering Societies Library, of which the IEEE publication collection was a part.
The UMKC Computer Science Electrical Engineering Department is located on the fifth level of Flarsheim Hall on the UMKC Volker Campus.

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Eta Kappa Nu is an important organization dedicated to recognizing academic excellence. Officers develop leadership skills. It promotes excellence in education and the Electrical and Computer Engineering profession.

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