Archives for January 2017

Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Leach Theatre

viennachoirThe Vienna Boys Choir will perform at Leach Theatre on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology in February as a part of the 2016-17 Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series.

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Attend Black History Month events at Missouri S&T

A scene from 2016's Black History Month Celebration. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

A scene from 2016’s Black History Month Celebration. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Black History Month this February with events taking place throughout the month.

 

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Department of Education grant prioritizes Latin American studies

S&T students pose on a volcano in Guatemala during a class trip.

S&T students pose on a volcano in Guatemala during a class trip.

Missouri S&T students soon will have even more incentive to study abroad in Central and South America.

A team of S&T faculty has received a $93,229 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help fund a new minor in Latin American studies. [Read more…]

Smith elected treasurer of national chemical engineering organization

Dr. Joseph Smith, the Wayne and Gayle Laufer Chair of Energy at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been elected treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

As an officer, Smith will help guide the national organization that has over 50,000 worldwide members. In December, he finished a three-year term as a member of AIChE’s board of directors before being picked to be treasurer, where he will serve as chair of the finance committee and as a member of the executive committee. [Read more…]

Sick Puppies to headline St. Pat’s concert

Sick-Puppies

Sick Puppies

Australian rock band Sick Puppies will headline a performance in Rolla as part of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 109th annual St. Pat’s celebration. The band will conclude the university’s weeklong celebration with a free concert.

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Missouri S&T to host VEX robotics championships

Action from the 2016 VEX competition. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Action from the 2016 VEX competition. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

For the second year in a row, middle- and high-school students from around Missouri will travel to Missouri University of Science and Technology to compete in the regional VEX Robotics Championship.

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Statement regarding presidential executive order temporarily banning citizens from seven countries from entering the U.S.

At 5 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017), Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader issued the following statement regarding the recent presidential executive order to temporarily ban immigrants and refugees from seven countries from entering the United States: [Read more…]

Missouri S&T receives grant to reduce sexual assault, violence against women

Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive $300,000 over three years through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program. The funding will allow Missouri S&T to strengthen and formalize education, policies and procedures, and messaging to prevent and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Observatory to host February Visitors’ Night

venusThe public is invited to view the planet Venus through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on Sunday, Feb. 12.

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Robotics expert to speak about robots that teach

There are robots to sweep your floors and robots to sort packages at warehouse giants. But a Yale University professor says robots can do much more than just interact with people on a physical level — they can interact more personally, providing cues to guide social behavior.

Dr. Brian Scassellati, professor of computer science, cognitive science and mechanical engineering at Yale and direc¬tor of the National Science Foundation Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics, will visit Missouri University of Science and Technology on Feb. 6 to deliver a lecture titled “Building Robots That Teach.” [Read more…]