Month: November 2017

STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words

Posted by on November 7, 2017

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The challenges faced by women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are well-documented, and pervasive. While more than 56 percent of college students on U.S. campuses are female, the percentages of women earning degrees in the fields collectively known as STEM hover at less than half that rate. In the workplace, women represent nearly half of the U.S. workforce but account for just 28.4 percent of American scientists and engineers, according to the National Science Foundation.

Beyond those statistics, though, are countless personal stories: withering accounts of casual discrimination; demeaning remarks that continue to sting years later; diminished expectations by classmates, professors, coworkers and supervisors; and in the most severe cases, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Those personal stories are at the heart of “The STEM Monologues,” a new play being performed by the Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology over the next two weeks.

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Missouri S&T bands to perform fall concert

Posted by on November 6, 2017

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology concert bands will present their fall concert in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall this month.

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Miner League Theatre Players to debut original play

Posted by on November 6, 2017

The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology will perform the world premiere of an original production “The S.T.E.M. Monologues” Nov. 9-15 on the Missouri S&T campus.

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Missouri S&T students clean up water through plant biology

Posted by on November 6, 2017

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By designing a new protein for a common plant, Missouri University of Science and Technology students can identify contaminated groundwater in the environment and assure homeowners that their drinking water is clean from pollutants like industrial solvents.

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S&T students honored for bravery

Posted by on November 6, 2017

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In March 2016, two Missouri University of Science and Technology students heard a sexual assault in progress near the Missouri S&T campus and intervened. Their actions saved the victim from further injury and led to the arrest and ultimate conviction of the suspect. The Missouri S&T Police Department recently honored the students, Addis Greene, a […]

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Missouri S&T announces November observatory event

Posted by on November 6, 2017

The public is invited to view the Double Cluster in the Perseus constellation through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch-diameter telescope on Thursday, Nov. 16.

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Academy of Miner Athletics inducts new members

Posted by on November 3, 2017

A group of four former student-athletes from Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Academy of Miner Athletics on Friday, Oct. 27.

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Alumnus honored by S&T computer science academy

Posted by on November 3, 2017

A graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with ties to the computer science department was inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony, held Oct. 26 at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla.

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Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers inducts new members

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Seven professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers at a dinner and induction ceremony held at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus on Oct. 26. The academy recognizes outstanding alumni for their professional achievement and success, and provides organized assistance to the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at Missouri S&T.

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S&T’s Space Week starts with VR and ends with ‘Star Wars’

Posted by on November 1, 2017

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Experience space in virtual reality, learn about alien life forms Down Under and watch the latest “Star Wars” film during Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Space Week Nov. 6-10.

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