Burken joins EPA advisory board

Dr. Joel Burken

Dr. Joel Burken

Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is made up of experts from across the country, in areas such as epidemiology, public health, medical research, biology and other fields related to protecting human health and the environment.

Burken, who has also served as the director of the Environmental Research Center at Missouri S&T, will serve as “a special government employee” through Sept. 30, 2019. He is asked to provide independent expert advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision making. His expertise in hazardous waste remediation, water quality, and the use of natural sustainable technologies are reasons why he was selected, according to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. [Read more…]

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T among top online graduate programs

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T's online degree programs among the best in the nation.

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T’s online degree programs among the best in the nation.

Fifteen online graduate degree programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs rankings.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings were released today (Tuesday, Jan. 10) and are available online at www.usnews.com. [Read more…]

S&T historian’s latest book focuses on Jewish post-Holocaust reconstruction in France

Stealing HomeAfter World War II, French Holocaust survivors returned to their homes in Paris to find them stripped of personal belongings and occupied by new inhabitants. Attempts to reclaim those belongings were key in efforts to rebuild Jewish political and social inclusion after the war, says Dr. Shannon Fogg, chair and professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Fogg focuses on the individual stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors in France in her latest book, Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947. The book, which will be published by Oxford University Press on Jan. 8, 2017, gives the French perspective on postwar restitution efforts, where most books about the subject focus on Germany. [Read more…]

Dr. Joseph H. Senne Jr. died Dec. 20

Dr. Joseph SenneDr. Joseph H. Senne Jr., professor emeritus and former chair of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died Dec. 20, 2016.

Senne was an instructor in civil engineering at Missouri S&T from 1948 to 1951 and an assistant professor of civil engineering from 1951 to 1954. He spent eight years at Iowa State University, then returned to Missouri S&T as professor of civil engineering in 1963. He was named chair of the civil engineering department in 1965 and served until 1985. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 17. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement. [Read more…]

Doe Run donates $40,000 to Missouri S&T for new spectrometer

With 50,000 new employees needed in the mining industry by 2019, and 3.5 million manufacturing jobs expected over the next decade, The Doe Run Co. understands the importance of educating the next generation of the workforce. The company recently donated $40,000 to Missouri University of Science and Technology toward the purchase of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer for its geology, mining and metallurgical engineering programs. [Read more…]

Mollenkamp named assistant vice chancellor for business services at Missouri S&T

John Mollenkamp, acting director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, has been named assistant vice chancellor for business services. He will begin his duties at Missouri S&T on Monday, Jan. 9. Mollenkamp replaces Randy Stoll, who recently retired.

Mollenkamp will report to Walt Branson, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration. He will direct the department of business services and provide direction to the manager of campus printing and mail operations. [Read more…]

Voss stresses thinking, safety and diversity at S&T commencement

Curator Thomas R. Voss spoke during December 2016 commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T.

Curator Thomas R. Voss spoke during December 2016 commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T.

Thomas R. Voss, retired CEO of Ameren and a member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, spoke about the importance of safety, diversity and thinking every day during commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Dec. 17.

In his commencement address, Voss told graduates that he is thankful for the education he received at Missouri S&T and the friends he made, but that he is most thankful for learning how to think. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T earns 12 awards in annual CASE competition

case-2016Missouri University of Science and Technology received 12 awards for excellence in alumni magazines, video production, graphic design, digital publications, research publications, student recruitment publications, web and interactive marketing, and photography from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during the joint conference of CASE District V and District VI held Dec. 11-13 in Chicago.

Missouri S&T won a grand gold award, seven gold awards, three silver awards and a bronze award in the annual competition. [Read more…]

Du named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at Missouri S&T

Dr. Xiaoping Du

Dr. Xiaoping Du

Dr. Xiaoping Du, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T. Du will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship was established in 1990 to honor outstanding professors, call attention to teaching excellence, and foster improvements in teaching and learning. Du teaches introduction to engineering design, dynamics and probabilistic engineering design. [Read more…]