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Missouri S&T’s Career Fair is Sept. 27

Missouri University of Science and Technology students seeking full-time employment after graduation or co-op or internship for the semester will have an opportunity to meet with employers at the 2016 Fall Career Fair on Sept. 27. Over 300 companies are registered to attend the event.

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The wearable device in its current state, but future generations could be small enough to fit on a soldier's dog tags. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Wearable tracker could help patients, soldiers

It’s like a Fitbit on steroids.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behavior of people with dementia — and it could help in Army combat training, too.

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Missouri S&T solar house to be featured in Julia Child-inspired book

The Nest Home, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s entry into last year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, will be featured in the upcoming book “In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child.” The book, authored by Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer and published by the University Press of New England, will be released Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Jarrett Harkless                    Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Built for speed

Most high school guidance counselors encourage prospective college students to apply to as many as eight schools – from dream destinations to likely matches to safe selections where the odds of acceptance are sky-high.

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Missouri S&T hosts mine rescue competition

The Missouri Mine Rescue Association, in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology, will host its 34th Annual Mine Rescue Competition designed to simulate a mine emergency Monday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine.

Missouri S&T teams will compete with teams from industry, such as Doe Run, Vulcan Materials Co. and Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. There are 16 teams competing.

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Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T tops 8,800

The fall 2016 enrollment at Missouri University of Science and Technology, officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, is 8,838. This is 0.6 percent below the previous record fall enrollment of 8,889, which was set in 2015, says Deanne Jackson, Missouri S&T registrar.

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Missouri S&T solar house to be featured in Julia Child-inspired book

The Nest Home, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s entry into last year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, will be featured in the upcoming book “In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child.” The book, authored by Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer and published by the University Press of New England, will be released Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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S&T students offered Black Belt certification

It’s all about making them more attractive to industry.

Students in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s engineering management and systems engineering (EMSE) department have the chance to earn Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt certification. The certifications are indicators of expertise in process improvement. Missouri S&T is the first university selected by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) to offer Black Belt certification.

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S&T researchers study crops from the air with UAVs

As the Earth warms, changes in crop production can have profound effects on food scarcity and distribution, so a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and his team are studying how climate change affects Missouri fields.

Dr. Simone Silvestri, assistant professor of computer science at Missouri S&T, is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor how crops respond to climate change and drought.

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S&T students to perform ‘Shakespeare … Abridged’

The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin its theater season with four performances of the play “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare … Abridged” this fall.

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Albers named S&T interim vice provost and dean for enrollment management

Tim Albers, director of recruitment marketing and enrollment development at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim vice provost and dean for enrollment management at Missouri S&T. His appointment takes effect Oct. 25.

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Low oil prices reduce pain at the pump

If you think you’re paying less for gas these days, it’s true. And a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor can explain why.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular was — on Sept. 21 — $2.214, down from September 2015 ($2.365) and 2014 ($3.406). And when measured against September 2008, a gallon of gas today is over $1.50 less.

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