At the Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy (MIDE), our mission is to improve the quality of life by bridging academia with industry to address wicked problems.

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The Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy is located in Kansas City, Missouri

Known as Kansas City’s university, UMKC MIDE consists of faculty, professional staff members, and students from a myriad of academic disciplines including Computing and Electrical Engineering, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Education, History, and more. UMKC MIDE currently employs, and actively supports, the recruitment of military student veterans for research internships and employs military veterans who have technical and research experience.

Ranked as one of US News & World Report “Best Places to Live,” click below to learn more about what makes Kansas City a great place to work, live, and thrive.


Work with Us

We offer opportunities for everyone to explore their professional interests and are eager to work with outstanding partners in business and research.

As an Employee

Our research and development relies on talented, diverse individuals who want to make the world a better place. If you’re interested in joining the MIDE team, visit our careers section to discover what positions are available.

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As a Partner

MIDE is always seeking non-profit, industry, government, and academia partners to help solve wicked problems. Click the link below for information on collaborative research opportunities.

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