Archives for January 18, 2017

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to perform at Missouri S&T

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 32nd presenter in the Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 32nd presenter in the Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series

Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, March 4, as part of the university’s Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series.

Ma will be the 32nd presenter in the series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

The performance is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required and are limited to two per person. Tickets will be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, tickets will be available to Missouri S&T students with a valid student ID. Tickets will be made available to Missouri S&T faculty and staff with a valid ID on Thursday, Feb. 9. Tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday, Feb. 10. Tickets are strictly limited to two per person. [Read more…]

A day ON, Not a Day Off

Nearly 180 Missouri S&T students returned to campus for the spring semester a day early on Monday, January 16, to work on service projects at 13 organizations around the Rolla community as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. They cleaned exercise equipment, cooked meals, hung shelves, painted and more. Here’s a look at some of the students in action. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is sponsored by the Missouri S&T student life department.

WomanSpace is a women’s community center that serves as a hub for women- or family-centered activities, businesses or organizations.

WomanSpace is a women’s community center that serves as a hub for women- or family-centered activities, businesses or organizations.

At WomanSpace in Rolla, S&T students painted walls, doors and door frames.

At WomanSpace in Rolla, S&T students painted walls, doors and door frames.

Other projects at WomanSpace included cleaning and organizing children’s toys.

Other projects at WomanSpace included cleaning and organizing children’s toys.

Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor and interim chair of biological sciences, helps S&T students clean and organize WomanSpace’s shared kitchen.

Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor and interim chair of biological sciences, helps S&T students clean and organize WomanSpace’s shared kitchen.

An S&T student paints tree rings on a concrete floor for what will become an environmental installation at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center.

An S&T student paints tree rings on a concrete floor for what will become an environmental installation at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, an interactive science center for Rolla area-children.

S&T students washed windows and performed minor repairs at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center.

S&T students washed windows and performed minor repairs at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center.

At Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, S&T students painted bathrooms bright colors.

At Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, S&T students painted bathrooms bright colors.

0235 Missouri S&T students decorates lunch sacks for Rolla’s Meals on Wheels program, which delivers food to local senior citizens.

Missouri S&T students decorate lunch sacks for Rolla’s Meals on Wheels program, which delivers food to local senior citizens.

Artistic S&T students wrote and decorated cards with notes of encouragement for women who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Artistic S&T students wrote and decorated cards with notes of encouragement for women who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

At the end of the day, S&T students who participated in the MLK Day of Service reflected on what they could do to make the world a better place.

At the end of the day, S&T students who participated in the MLK Jr. Day of Service reflected on what they could do to make the world a better place.

Smiling more often is one step toward making the world a better place. S&T students shared these and other suggestions. Many were made into buttons the students can wear around campus.

Smiling more often is one step toward making the world a better place. S&T students shared these and other suggestions. Many were made into buttons the students can wear around campus.

Apply to speak at Missouri S&T’s TEDx Talk

7476976474_d8b8ec6022_bShare your ideas for shaping the future at a TEDx event on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this April.

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Researchers develop ways to improve machining, milling processes

Jennifer Creamer and Le Ma, both Ph.D. students in mechanical engineering, work in Precision Motion Control Laboratory. Creamer's research on improving the accuracy of machining and milling operations was recently published.

Jennifer Creamer and Le Ma, both Ph.D. students in mechanical engineering, work in Precision Motion Control Laboratory. Creamer’s research on improving the accuracy of machining and milling operations was recently published.

Fixing flaws introduced during the machining of large components used in the aircraft and heavy equipment industries can be time-consuming for manufacturers – and costly if they must scrap the flawed parts after they’ve been fabricated. A new approach developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology is helping manufacturers eliminate those flaws before the parts are created. [Read more…]