Despite the economy UM system research blossoms

Ground broke last month on the site of a new research park at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The innovation park is being constructed atop what was once the campus’s 60-acre golf course, a move that irked local golfers but demonstrated UM System President Gary Forsee’s commitment to research and development in tough economic times.

UM-sponsored research parks and business incubators are popping up across Missouri at a dizzying speed, albeit not as quickly as research discoveries happening across the four-campus system driving the need for those spaces.

[Columbia Daily Tribune]