Missouri S&T Concrete Conference canceled, reset for June 6-7

Due to major road closures leading into and out of Rolla as well as statewide flooding, Missouri University of Science and Technology has canceled the 2017 Concrete Conference, originally scheduled for May 2-3 on the Missouri S&T campus.

The conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7. Current participants will remain registered and expected for the June dates.

An updated schedule of events will be available at concrete.mst.edu.

Former deputy director of national intelligence to speak at Missouri S&T commencement

Stephanie O'Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, will speak at two Missouri S&T commencement ceremonies in May. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will speak at two commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T this month. O’Sullivan is a 1982 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T. During commencement, O’Sullivan will receive the doctor of science, honoris causa. [Read more…]

KMST releases results of spring membership drive

Public radio station KMST raised over $60,000 during its spring membership drive, surpassing its new member and sustaining member goals with a combined 84 members. [Read more…]

KMST Membership Reunion set for May 4

The management and staff of public radio station KMST will host the KMST Membership Reunion 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 4, at the Lions Club Den in Rolla. [Read more…]

Curators approve update of Missouri S&T Campus Master Plan

An architect’s rendering of the campus arrival district.

Improved athletics facilities, a new clearly defined “arrival district” off of U.S. Highway 63, student housing and academic districts, and continued growth of corporate partnerships with further development of Innovation Park are all planned changes at Missouri University of Science and Technology, as outlined in an updated Campus Master Plan.

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators approved the updated plan during its meeting on the Missouri S&T campus on Thursday, April 27. [Read more…]

S&T faculty members receive UM System President’s Awards

Three members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty have been chosen to receive President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence in advancing the mission of the university. In all 10 awards were presented to UM System faculty this year. They will be formally honored at an awards celebration in June. [Read more…]

S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Eleven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 20.

The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions. [Read more…]

Seven inducted into S&T Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Seven electrical and computer engineers with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineers during the academy’s induction ceremony, which was held at the Comfort Suites Conference Center in Rolla, Missouri, on April 20.

The academy is an advisory group to the Missouri S&T electrical and computer engineering department. Founded in 1980, the academy is composed of alumni and other electrical and computer engineers who have made outstanding contributions to their profession. [Read more…]

Mary Reidmeyer named first recipient of S&T women’s advocate award

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Mary Reidmeyer with the first Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women's Advocate Award. Photo by Sam O'Keefe

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Mary Reidmeyer with the first Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award. Photo by Sam O’Keefe

Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, teaching professor of ceramic engineering and outreach coordinator in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award at Missouri S&T. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 19.

The award is given to any Missouri S&T employee, regardless of gender or job designation, that demonstrates commitment to the women on campus through mentorship and advocacy and by setting an example through professional achievement. As part of the award, Reidmeyer received a $1,000 stipend funded by Missouri S&T graduate Cynthia Tang, founder and former chair of Insight Industries Inc. [Read more…]

Audra Merfeld-Langston is Missouri S&T’s 2017 Woman of the Year

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston with the 2017 Missouri S&T Woman of the Year Award.

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston with the 2017 Missouri S&T Woman of the Year Award. Photo by Sam O’Keefe

Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston, associate professor of French and chair of arts, languages and philosophy at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2017 Woman of the Year at Missouri S&T. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 19.

The Woman of the Year award is given annually to a female full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member in recognition of efforts to improve the campus environment for women and minorities. As part of the award, Merfeld-Langston received a $2,000 stipend funded by Missouri S&T graduate Cynthia Tang, founder and former chair of Insight Industries Inc. [Read more…]