Archives for December 2014

14 important news events of 2014

This past year was an eventful one for Missouri University of Science and Technology. A second year of record enrollment; new campus leaders, courses and minors; national rankings and an overnight Internet sensation were among the highlights. [Read more…]

14 important research stories of 2014

Nanowire growth, smart rocks, nuclear fusion and a new view of D-Day. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri University of Science and Technology professors and their students in 2014. Here are 14 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking about again.

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Missouri S&T awards professional degrees

Missouri University of Science and Technology awarded five honorary professional degrees during winter commencement ceremonies held Friday, Dec. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 20. The degrees recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T researcher named ACI Fellow

David RichardsonDr. David Richardson, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

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S&T’s Engineers Without Borders continues work in Honduras

A past team trip to Honduras.

A past team trip to Honduras.

The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Santiago, Honduras, this January to continue its work to improve clean drinking water accessibility in the community.

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Harvest Collier asks S&T grads to stand up for their principles

image1Pursuing a successful career while leading a balanced life can be a rewarding experience if new graduates stand up for their principles, Dr. Harvest Collier said during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Friday, Dec. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 20. [Read more…]

Five Missouri S&T students selected for UM System Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program

advancing-mo-logo-345Five Missouri University of Science and Technology students have been selected for the inaugural class of the University of Missouri System Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program. A total of 15 students from the four UM System campuses were selected.

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Missouri S&T police officers implement body cameras

Missouri S&T Police implement body camerasOn Dec. 18, full-time patrol officers on the Missouri University of Science and Technology Police Department were equipped with body-worn cameras and all Missouri S&T police patrol vehicles have in-car video recording equipment.

“This is just another tool that we can use to more accurately depict the interactions with the police department and the public,” says Missouri S&T Police Chief Christine Laughlin.

All full-time patrol officers will wear the cameras while on duty. Each officer has been trained in the operation of the cameras and in the policies for their and use.

Laughlin says the use of the cameras is intended to provide an accurate description of events during an incident and allow officers to accurately capture statements. The recordings, which will be stored on a secure server in the police department, can help officers document crime scenes and accident scenes, and review statements.

Officers will activate the cameras when responding to a call for service, conducting a traffic or pedestrian stop, conducting a safety escort, assisting another agency on a call or when interviewing any victim, witness or suspect.

The cameras clip to the officers’ uniform shirt and footage is downloaded at the end of each shift.

“This practice is intended to safeguard both the officer and the public,” Laughlin says.

S&T faculty to receive excellence awards

MissouriSTsignature-green-webFive faculty members at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive Faculty Excellence Awards at a ceremony scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

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Missouri S&T final features couch racing

Couch RacingA group of mechanical engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology raced couches across the Missouri S&T campus mall as part of their final exam. [Read more…]