College of Arts, Sciences and Business
STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words
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.Read More »
Two Missouri University of Science and Technology jazz bands will hold their fall jazz concert on Friday, Nov. 3. Preceding the concert, the Missouri S&T jazz combo will perform at 6:30 p.m.Read More »
As Protestant Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – the document that sparked the Protestant Reformation – a historian of early modern Europe has discovered what he believes to be early versions of another set of theological theses written some three decades after Luther’s famous pronouncement […]Read More »
The area community is invited to attend an artist reception to view a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by selected Missouri University of Science and Technology students and vote for a favorite piece of artwork.Read More »
In order to design a user-friendly world, you have to understand how humans use, think about and react to things in their environment, says Dr. Nancy J. Stone, a Missouri University of Science and Technology psychological science professor who recently co-authored a new textbook focused on the field of human factors. Introduction to Human Factors: […]Read More »
The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and technology will perform “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James in October.Read More »
Growing up in Rolla, Dr. Carla Bates knew all about the local university and thought about working there, or even earning a degree from there one day. Three degrees later, she’s now in her fourth year on the business and information technology (BIT) faculty and doing her “dream job” of teaching.Read More »
The online master of science degree program in industrial-organizational psychology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is ranked second in the nation by the website AffordableColleges.com.Read More »
Missouri S&T receives federal support for early-stage research into tapping “citizen scientists” to collect water quality data
Picture teams of smartphone-toting citizen scientists, poised to collect water samples and test for contaminants thanks to a user-friendly app that can crowdsource rapid responders to mobilize the next time a public water system is at risk.
Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of South Florida are tapping National Science Foundation seed money set aside for “potentially transformative research” to advance the technology and hone the social mobilization efforts needed to summon trained, trusted teams of everyday water watchers.