Archives for October 15, 2015

New book tells the stories of U.S. soldiers who liberated concentration camps

51PVKf5ZtvL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_On April 4, 1945, American soldiers from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first Nazi concentration camp liberated in Germany during World War II. Military historian Dr. John C. McManus sheds new light on the experiences of the American soldiers who liberated and witnessed Ohrdruf, Buchenwald and Dachau in his new book, “Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.”

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McMillin elected to IEEE Computer Society Board

Bruce McMillianDr. Bruce M. McMillin, professor of computer science and associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Board of Governors.

The IEEE is the world’s leading membership organization for professionals in all aspects of advancing technology, and the computer society is the largest of the 39 IEEE technical societies. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host fourth annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference

2015-Email-Graphic TransportationMissouri University of Science and Technology will host the fourth annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Allied Health Professional Building on the Saint Louis University campus. The program will feature recent findings in advanced construction materials, resilient structural systems, non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure.

The registration fee is $70 or $50 for students and includes a CD of conference proceedings, a Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificate, parking, lunch and coffee breaks. [Read more…]

Tan Le kicks off computer science Golden Jubilee

Tan Le photoTo kick off its 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s computer science department is bringing in entrepreneur, CEO and computer science technology pace-setter Tan Le as the keynote speaker.

The Golden Jubilee marks the 50th anniversary of Missouri S&T’s computer science degree program. As the first school in Missouri to offer degrees in computer science, the Golden Jubilee is a time for the school to reflect on and celebrate the past 50 years while looking to the future. [Read more…]

Khayat named RILEM Fellow

Kamal Khayat                           Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TDr. Kamal Khayat, the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of RILEM, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures.

“The award of a RILEM Fellowship is a rare honor,” says RILEM president Mark Alexander. “It is given for exceptional contributions to the work of RILEM and includes aspects such as scientific contributions and developmental contributions.” [Read more…]