Archives for June 2013

S&T hosts Project Lead the Way teacher training

Nora LaFata, a teacher from St. Louis, builds a model of the human body from the inside out during one of Missouri S&T's Project Lead the Way summer workshops.

Nora LaFata, a teacher from St. Louis, builds a model of the human body from the inside out during one of Missouri S&T’s Project Lead the Way summer training courses.

More than 200 middle school and high school teachers from throughout the United States are spending part of their summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology to learn how to teach engineering and biomedical science courses to their students this fall. [Read more…]

S&T students finish third in Formula SAE event

Missouri S&T's Formula One-style racer competes at Formula SAE Lincoln. Photo courtesy of Brad Cook.

Missouri S&T’s Formula One-style racer competes at Formula SAE Lincoln. Photo courtesy of Brad Cook.

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology finished third out of 80 entries in Formula SAE West, a national student design and racing sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. [Read more…]

Researchers study why continents separate

This radar image highlights portions of three of the lakes located in the Western Rift of the Great Rift Valley, a geological fault system of Southwest Asia and East Africa: Lake Edward (top), Lake Kivu (middle) and Lake Tanganyika (bottom). (Photo via ESA)

This radar image highlights portions of three of the lakes located in the Western Rift of the Great Rift Valley, a geological fault system of Southwest Asia and East Africa: Lake Edward (top), Lake Kivu (middle) and Lake Tanganyika (bottom). (Photo via ESA)

A giant rift in Eastern Africa is the subject of a study by Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers who want to better understand what tears continents apart. [Read more…]

Stephen L. Clark named chair of mathematics and statistics at S&T

Dr. Stephen L. ClarkDr. Stephen L. Clark, professor of mathematics and statistics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the mathematics and statistics department at Missouri S&T. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1. [Read more…]

New name, broader emphasis for Missouri S&T biomedical center

Len Rahaman and Hailuo Fu in the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering.

Len Rahaman and Hailuo Fu discuss bone tissue research in the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering.

The Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration at Missouri University of Science and Technology will become the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering on July 1, 2013. [Read more…]

Steel center named in honor of Dr. Kent D. Peaslee

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Kent D. Peaslee

A new center for steel manufacturing research at Missouri University of Science and Technology will be renamed to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Kent D. Peaslee, a metallurgical engineering professor who helped establish the center. [Read more…]

S&T chemist earns DOE early career award

Richard DawesDr. Richard Dawes, an assistant professor of chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to receive an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Office of Basic Energy Science. [Read more…]

Campus to celebrate Climate Leadership Award with ice cream social

Missouri S&T won the 2013 Climate Leadership Award as well as a related video competition.

Missouri S&T won a 2013 Climate Leadership Award as well as a related video competition.

The Green Campus Committee at Missouri S&T invites the Rolla community to an ice cream social on campus to celebrate the university’s designation as a 2013 Climate Leadership Award winner. [Read more…]

S&T grad student honored for glass research

Lina Ma (left) receives the Kreidl Award from Kelly Simmons-Potter, chair of ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division, for her work on the structure of phosphate glasses. Photo courtesy of ACerS.

Lina Ma (left) receives the Kreidl Award from Kelly Simmons-Potter, chair of ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division, for her work on the structure of phosphate glasses. Photo courtesy of ACerS.

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate student Lina Ma has received national recognition for her research on the structure and properties of iron phosphate glasses. These glasses can possess outstanding chemical durability and so have been considered for use to store radioactive wastes. [Read more…]

McBee receives outstanding teaching award

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Left to right: Dr. Allan Pringle, Curators’ Teaching Professor of physics; Amanda McBee; Dr. Jana Neiss, Director of Teacher Education Program. Photo submitted

Amanda McBee, a 2012 physics graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received an Outstanding Beginning Teacher award from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE). McBee just completed her first year of teaching geometry and chemistry at Waynesville High School.

McBee was one of 64 teachers who were recognized for their excellence in serving children during their first two years of service in school districts across Missouri. Award recipients were selected based on evaluations by their college or university and recommendations from the school district that employs them.

McBee is pursuing a master’s degree in physics from Missouri S&T.