Super sleuth: S&T biology graduate helps track down issues in women’s health

deitzler-grace-2-2016-inside-articleGrace Deitzler in her lab at Washington University. Photo by Kim Deitzler.

Grace Deitzler had a problem.

With wide-ranging interests in high school, she couldn’t decide what she wanted to focus on when she went to college. Music education? Interesting, but no. Theater? More of a hobby, so no to that, too. Environmental engineering? With all the math that’s needed, thanks, but no thanks. [Read more…]

41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members have received the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2015-16. The winners were recognized at a ceremony held Monday, Dec. 5, on the Missouri S&T campus.

The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations. [Read more…]

Watkins elected to leadership position in IEEE-HKN

Missouri S&T professor Steve Watkins will take over as president elect of IEEE-HKN in 2017. In 2018, he becomes the organization's president.

Missouri S&T professor Steve Watkins will take over as president elect of IEEE-HKN in 2017. In 2018, he becomes the organization’s president.

Dr. Steve E. Watkins, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is the 2017 president-elect of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 2018, he will lead the organization as IEEE-HKN president and will chair the board of governors. [Read more…]

Fahrenholtz appointed editor-in-chief of ceramics publication

Professor Bill Farenholtz's role as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society begins Jan. 1 and lasts for five years. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T professor Bill Farenholtz’s role as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society begins Jan. 1 and lasts for five years.
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Dr. William G. Fahrenholtz, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of ceramic engineering and director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS). [Read more…]

S&T’s Lusk on committee to help keep miners safe

Professor Braden Lusk will serve on a national committee to study miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T professor Braden Lusk will serve on a national committee to study miners’ exposure to respirable coal mine dust.
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A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is part of a national group looking at ways to keep miners — especially underground coal miners — safe.

Dr. Braden Lusk, professor and chair of mining and nuclear engineering at Missouri S&T, is on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee to study occupational exposure to respirable coal mine dust in underground mines. [Read more…]

S&T students help homeless in GlobalHack

During GlobalHack VI in St. Louis, Missouri S&T student teams won $100,000 and $50,000 for designing ways to help the homeless. GlobalHack photo

During GlobalHack VI in St. Louis, Missouri S&T student teams won $100,000 and $50,000 for designing ways to help the homeless.
GlobalHack photo

Being civic-minded comes with rewards, both emotionally and — for Missouri University of Science and Technology students — financially.

Missouri S&T computer science and computer engineering students competed in GlobalHack 2016 in October in St. Louis, designing software to provide help to the homeless. The team ScoobyDoIt, with S&T juniors in computer science John Bagsby and Seth Kitchen, won the college division and a $100,000 prize. Also on the ScoobyDoIt team were Jacob Baird from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Tom Hood of Westminster College. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T mining expert helps write new rules

Missouri S&T professor Kwame Awuah-Offei spent a year and a half in Washington, helping the Securities and Exchange Commission write proposed new mining regulations. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T professor Kwame Awuah-Offei spent a year and a half in Washington, helping the Securities and Exchange Commission write proposed new mining regulations.
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A mining expert from Missouri University of Science and Technology lent a hand in writing new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mining disclosure rules that could guide the industry for the next 20 to 30 years.

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, associate professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T, worked for the SEC from early February 2015 to mid-August 2016 in Washington, D.C., to craft guidelines on disclosures on mine property and payments by publicly traded mining companies. The current mining property disclosure rules have been in place for 30 years, and if accepted, the new ones — designed to bring the United States more in line with international standards — should last at least that long. [Read more…]

S&T students win WARDJet challenge — and new waterjet

The Missouri S&T Rock Mechanics Explosive Research Center team won a new WARDjet waterjet during a competition in September in Chicago. Wearing green shirts, from left team members Jay Schafler, Marty Langenderfer, John Rueschmann and Jeff Heniff put together a WARDjet to win the competition. It was installed at Missouri S&T on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The Missouri S&T Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center team won a new WARDjet waterjet during a competition in September in Chicago. Wearing green T-shirts, from left team members Jay Schafler, Marty Langenderfer, John Rueschmann and Jeff Heniff put together a WARDjet to win the competition. It was installed at Missouri S&T on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

A team of Missouri University of Science and Technology students helped bring a new waterjet cutting machine to campus — and the machine will help propel research into expanding areas and show new uses for the technology.

During the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) Sept. 12-17 in Chicago and as part of the Smartforce Student Summit Build It! Challenge, sponsored by WARDjet, student teams competed against industry professionals. WARDJet’s build-off competition offered teams a chance to win a waterjet cutting machine. [Read more…]

Computing conference opens doors for Missouri S&T students

Katrina Ward cracked the code.

Part of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 12-student contingent at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference Oct. 18-21 in Houston, Ward showed how Amazon’s coding challenge didn’t compute — literally.

Her prize? A job offer. [Read more…]

Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color holographic images by using just one layer of nanoscale metallic film. This work has a huge potential to change our daily lives by equipping our cell phones with 3-D floating displays and printing 3-D security marking onto credit cards. [Read more…]