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Andreew Ricke

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David Spurlock

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Engineering Management and Systems Engineering


The trend that extracurricular activities and organizations are important to a college student is increasing. Many students are active in at least one activity or organization outside of class. These activities at the University of Missouri-Rolla range from design competition teams to professional societies, to non-varsity sports, and to special interest's groups Do students who have a high interest in education and learning find these activities more important than their coursework? What other traits could affect preference away from traditional coursework towards non-traditional extracurricular activities? Examination of selected traits could lead us to finding trends of preferences.

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