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Accessibility, academic quality drive record enrollment

First-day enrollment of 8,640 students at Missouri University of Science and Technology is the highest in the campus’ 146-year history. Ninety-eight percent of the freshmen enrolled on the first day of classes say they chose Missouri S&T for its reputation for academic quality.

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Dr. Joel Burken and Mariam Al-Lami inspect the progress of her project in the Baker Greenhouse. Dr. Honglan Shi and Mariam test samples in a Butler Carlton laboratory. She is working with Doe Run to explore ways to use biosolids for revegetation of mine tailings.             Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Greening mines

For more than 150 years, The Doe Run Co. has tapped the fertile mineral resources of southeast Missouri to mine the lead, copper and zinc that remain staples of products ranging from car batteries to X-ray equipment and military satellites.

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26 new faculty join Missouri S&T this fall

Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin its fall semester with 26 new faculty members. Missouri S&T has seen significant enrollment growth in recent years, but faculty and staff numbers have not kept pace. As part of an initiative to hire 100 new faculty in all areas of the university by 2020, Missouri S&T has now filled 42 new faculty lines and has additional active searches underway. An additional faculty member has negotiated to join Missouri S&T in 2017.

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Yeon Kyung Lee on the flight deck of a Southwest airplane. Photo provided by Campus Reach – Southwest Airlines.

Missouri S&T student works to localize corporate social media

Language barriers and cultural differences lead to the need for large, multinational corporations to adopt localized social media strategies. One graduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology is looking at four companies in two countries to study best practices for building such a strategy.

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Missouri S&T to test emergency alert system

Missouri University of Science and Technology will conduct a test of its emergency alert system at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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Missouri S&T expert to present at Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit

A computer science professor from Missouri University of Science and Technology will join top government hackers, corporate risk managers and information technology professionals at the inaugural Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit in Jefferson City.

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Mariesa Crow receives IEEE award

Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for “leadership and innovation in electric power engineering education.”

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Leading the way in the classroom

Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher.

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26 new faculty join Missouri S&T this fall

Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin its fall semester with 26 new faculty members. Missouri S&T has seen significant enrollment growth in recent years, but faculty and staff numbers have not kept pace. As part of an initiative to hire 100 new faculty in all areas of the university by 2020, Missouri S&T has now filled 42 new faculty lines and has additional active searches underway. An additional faculty member has negotiated to join Missouri S&T in 2017.

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The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to perform at Leach Theatre

To kick-off its 25th anniversary season, Leach Theatre’s 2016-17 lineup will begin with an opening gala event featuring a performance by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. It is a callback to its inaugural opening gala in 1991, when the Bolshoi Ballet performed to a sold-out audience.

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Missouri S&T student works to localize corporate social media

Language barriers and cultural differences lead to the need for large, multinational corporations to adopt localized social media strategies. One graduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology is looking at four companies in two countries to study best practices for building such a strategy.

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Asphalt conference Nov. 29-30 at Missouri S&T

The 59th annual Asphalt Conference will be held Nov. 29-30 at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Registration is $130 per person and is available online.

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