Month: December 2017

17 noteworthy moments of 2017

Posted by on December 27, 2017

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From the deserts of Utah to the Black Box Theatre to the skies above Rolla, 2017 brought several firsts to Missouri S&T. Here’s a look back at those and other noteworthy moments from 2017 — 17 in all.

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S&T student winners in AT&T Smart Cities Case Competition showed advanced iOT understanding

Posted by on December 22, 2017

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A keen understanding of the the internet of things (iOT) displayed by a team of four Missouri S&T students was recognized by AT&T’s iOT technology executives who provided the team a remote mentoring session in December.

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on December 20, 2017

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Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 16. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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S&T commencement speaker notes the importance of influence

Posted by on December 20, 2017

Kathy Walker of Olathe, Kansas, managing director at OPENAIR Equity Partners, told graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology that developing positive influence is an important skill – one that takes maturity and fortitude to practice.

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Kelly Carter named interim chair of new department of teacher education and certification

Posted by on December 19, 2017

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Kelly Carter has been named interim chair of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s newly created department of teacher education and certification. Her appointment becomes effective Jan. 1.

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17 innovations of 2017

Posted by on December 19, 2017

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A cotton candy-like glass fiber that speeds healing of open wounds. Lightweight materials that retain their shape after being twisted or bent. Insights into work-life balance — from the industrious ant. How gaming can help you get a good job. These are among the many notable innovations and discoveries made by Missouri University of Science and Technology professors and students in 2017. Here are 17 that were publicized during the year – but are well worth talking about again.

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S&T etymologist co-authors book on origin of ‘put the kibosh on’

Posted by on December 18, 2017

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The phrase “put the kibosh on,” meaning “to put an end to,” dates back to an early 19th century poem, but a Cockney chimney sweep brought the phrase to the general public, says Dr. Gerald Cohen, a professor of German and Russian at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Cohen, who is an expert in […]

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Missouri S&T EWB group completes work in Nahualate

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Nahualate, Guatemala, this December to complete its 10-year effort to provide clean drinking water to the community. This past August, the team finished one of the largest EWB projects in the organization’s history: a distribution system that includes a 430-foot well, 15,000-gallon storage tank, chlorination system and 8 miles of distribution pipe.

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Thomas Vojta named chair of physics at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 14, 2017

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Dr. Thomas Vojta, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department of physics. His appointment becomes effective Jan. 1. Vojta takes over from Dr. G. Dan Waddill, professor of physics, who is returning to the faculty after serving as chair since 2007. Vojta is […]

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Planned partial power outage at Missouri S&T Dec. 20

Posted by on December 13, 2017

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Several buildings on the Missouri S&T campus will be without power throughout most of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 20, due to replacement of a substation transformer on campus. The planned power outage will begin at approximately 7 a.m. and last throughout the day. Power is expected to be restored to all buildings by 8 a.m. […]

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