Missouri University of Science & Technology (which used be called University of Missouri - Rolla) is one of the better engineering schools in the Midwest. It is a bad-ass school, but it's stuck in the middle of nowhere. And it's full of science nerds. I was surprised they even had cheerleaders, let alone semi-cute ones.
They do have one cool alum: Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, winner of the 2004 World Series of Poker.