Archives for March 2016

Pitch perfect

Maigha, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering and winner of S&T's 3MT competition, presents her research on electric vehicles during the first day of competition. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Maigha, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering and winner of S&T’s 3MT competition, presents her research on electric vehicles during the first day of competition. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Imagine being asked to condense years of complicated research into a three-minute pitch with a single slide as a visual aid. That’s the premise of Three Minute Thesis (3MT).

Missouri S&T hosted its first-ever 3MT competition Nov. 16-17, 2015. Over 40 graduate students participated in the two-day, three-round competition, which was organized and sponsored by Dr. Venkat Allada and the office of graduate studies. Participants were expected to summarize their research in less than three minutes – they were disqualified if they went long. A panel of judges scored their presentations. The judges, who differed in each presenting room every round, came from “all different walks of life,” according to Allada, and included S&T faculty, staff and administration, as well as prominent members of the Rolla community. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T women’s team defends mucking title

The Missouri S&T women's mucking team won the competition last year in Australia. This year, they're competing in Butte, Montana.

The Missouri S&T women’s mucking team won the competition last year in Australia. This year, they’re competing in Butte, Montana.

A group of Missouri University of Science and Technology students has traveled nearly 1,500 miles to defend a world championship title in events based on old-fashioned mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students are competing in the 38th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3, at Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, Montana.

Missouri S&T sent three teams to compete against over 15 teams from the United States, Australia, England and Brazil in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students are competing in seven timed events: gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling. Missouri S&T’s women’s team won the international competition last year in Kalgoorlie, Australia. [Read more…]

Hispanic Film Series to continue with Paraguayan thriller

7cajasposterThe fourth film in the Hispanic Film Series offered by the Missouri University of Science and Technology arts, languages, and philosophy department is the thriller 7 Boxes, a Spanish and Guarani language film with English subtitles. [Read more…]

Musician, magician, comedian to perform at Leach Theatre

Singer, dancer and illusionist Adam Trent

Singer, dancer and illusionist Adam Trent

Acclaimed entertainer Adam Trent will present an evening of illusions, singing and dancing this spring on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus as part of Leach Theatre’s 2015-16 Special Performance series.

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Missouri S&T to host statewide deans’ annual meeting

Vice Provost and Dean Dr. Steve Roberts will lead the annual meeting.

Vice Provost and Dean Dr. Steve Roberts will lead the annual meeting.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the 2016 Missouri Arts and Sciences Deans’ Annual Meeting this April. The statewide convention is an opportunity for arts and sciences deans to discuss current issues related to higher education and to share inventive strategies that serve students, faculty and administrators.

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Visitors invited to view the Beehive Cluster at S&T Observatory

Beehive Cluster

Beehive Cluster. Photo courtesy of NASA.

Note: Due to inclement weather, this event has been canceled.

The public is invited to view the Beehive Cluster, an open star cluster in the constellation Cancer, through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope in April.

The Missouri S&T observatory will open its doors at 9 p.m. Monday, April 11. The sky must be clear for observing and the session length will vary. [Read more…]

Presidential search forum to be held April 4

All Missouri S&T students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend an open forum with members of the search committee for the next University of Missouri System president. The forum will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. [Read more…]

Fahrenholtz takes over Materials Research Center

Professor Bill Fahrenholtz, who works with ultra-high temperature ceramics, has been named director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T.

Professor Bill Fahrenholtz, who works with ultra-high temperature ceramics, has been named director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T.

Dr. William Fahrenholtz, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T. His appointment took effect Monday, March 21.

Fahrenholtz takes over for Dr. Matt O’Keefe, who became chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T on March 1.

“Dr. Fahrenholtz’s work as a professor of ceramic engineering has been exemplary, and he is one of the leading researchers in his field, making him an excellent choice to lead the MRC,” says Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri S&T. “His move from senior investigator to director will ensure that the MRC remains on the cutting edge, helping prepare our students to tackle the challenges of today — and beyond.” [Read more…]

Concrete, reimagined

A student works in the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

A student works in the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

D+. That’s the barely passing cumulative grade the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure in its 2013 Report Card. A full national economic recovery will require serious infrastructure rehabilitation, and Missouri S&T researchers have come up with some innovative ways to accomplish it, using environmentally sustainable approaches. [Read more…]

2016 Queen of Love and Beauty crowned at Missouri S&T

2016StPatsSweatshirtMissouri University of Science and Technology student Cassie Hurley, a senior in ceramic engineering from Russellville, Arkansas, has been crowned the 2016 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 108th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla. She was nominated by General Delegation of Independents.

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