Archives for June 2016

Rogers named an ASCE Fellow

J. David RogersDr. J. David Rogers, the Karl F. Hasselmann Missouri Chair in Geological Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named an American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow.

Rogers is an expert in the geoforensics of dam, levee and slope stability failures, flood control and fluvial geomorphology, the Mississippi Delta, and site characterization for seismic site response. He has written articles and prepared posted lectures on the evolution of flood control practice, dam and levee failures, landslide dams, Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal and the Tennessee Valley Authority, among many others. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T increases funding for Ph.D., master’s students

Missouri S&T graduate student Brandon Ludwig works in the Toomey Hall laboratory of Dr. Heng Pan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T graduate student Brandon Ludwig works in the Toomey Hall laboratory of Dr. Heng Pan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology will significantly increase funding for qualified Ph.D. and graduate students as part of a strategy to attract more students and strengthen its research programs. [Read more…]

ASEE video promotes engineering management and systems engineering

A new video produced for ASEE TV profiles Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department and highlights the upcoming 50th anniversary of engineering management as a discipline.

The video is being shown during the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference, which is being held June 26-29 in New Orleans.

This fall, Missouri S&T will celebrate the 50th anniversary of engineering management. The discipline was invented on this campus under the leadership of Bernard Sarchet, the founding department chair.

Physicist works to explain atom motion

NSF CAREER Award recipient Dr. Daniel Fischer, assistant professor of physics, and his laser research setup. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

NSF CAREER Award recipient Dr. Daniel Fischer, assistant professor of physics, and his laser research setup. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to better understand how atoms and their components are affected and directed by environmental factors. [Read more…]

Student’s essay illustrates how women can succeed at Missouri S&T

Elizabeth Mulina

Elizabeth Mulina

More women are studying at Missouri S&T than ever before, but the percentage of women enrolled remains at around 23 percent as total enrollment continues to grow. That low percentage may lead some women to question whether S&T is the right choice for them.

If you’re one of those women who are wondering, Elizabeth Mulina has some advice for you. [Read more…]

Rolla Town Band to perform June 30

2011 07 20 Town Band edit file 048Music fans in the Rolla area will have a chance to relax on Castleman Hall’s lawn and hear the first concert of the season by the Rolla Town Band, featuring a variety of pieces from different genres, including a selection of military-themed marches.

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ASM awards Missouri S&T toolkit licenses

Undergraduate materials science and engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will gain design skills they can use for research in industry or federally funded projects thanks to the American Society for Metals (ASM) Materials Genome Toolkit.

Missouri S&T was one of three colleges this year to receive the kit. Each of the selected undergraduate engineering programs received materials design software and database packages in the Materials Genome Toolkit consisting of a three-year, multi-user license to a package of from Thermo-Calc Software. The software contains 99 seat licenses that will be installed in the Materials Science Computer Learning Center and on faculty computers, where requested, for teaching purposes. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T once again hosts Project Lead The Way training

As Missouri's Project Lead The Way affiliate, Missouri S&T trains pre-college teachers in biomedical science, computer science and engineering.

As Missouri’s Project Lead The Way affiliate, Missouri S&T trains pre-college teachers in biomedical science, computer science and engineering.

Approximately 600 elementary, middle and high school teachers from around the U.S. are visiting Missouri University of Science and Technology to learn how to better teach engineering, computer science and biomedical science.

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O’Keefe named ASM Fellow

Dr. Matt O'Keefe was named Fellow of ASM International.

Dr. Matt O’Keefe was named Fellow of ASM International.

Dr. Matt O’Keefe, chair of materials science and engineering and a professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of ASM International, a leading association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 worldwide members. [Read more…]

Burken elevated to Fellow by environmental engineering and science professors

Missouri S&T professor Joel Burken has been named a Fellow by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. A member for 22 years, Burken is one of four Fellows in the 2016 class.

Missouri S&T professor Joel Burken has been named a Fellow by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. A member for 22 years, Burken is one of four Fellows in the 2016 class.

Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).

He joins the fourth class of Fellows for the 53-year-old organization with members in academia and the profession of environmental engineering and science. The honor recognizes members who have served AEESP and the profession for at least 15 years. The individuals who receive the honor include members who have exhibited exceptional long-term excellence in environmental research, teaching, or service to the environmental engineering and science community. [Read more…]