Perform in the Rolla Town Band this summer

Area musicians are invited to join the Rolla Town Band this summer. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. The band is open to musicians age 14 and older. Players of all abilities are welcome, including those who have not played in recent years.

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Suzanna Long named chair of engineering management and systems engineering

Suzanna Long

Dr. Suzanna Long, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department. The appointment takes effect July 1. [Read more…]

Susan Murray named chair of psychological science at Missouri S&T

Dr. Susan Murray

Dr. Susan Murray

Dr. Susan L. Murray has been named chair of psychological science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Murray had served as interim chair since July 2015. Her appointment takes effect July 1.

“Dr. Susan Murray brings a great deal of leadership experience to this position, as well as a deep commitment to student and faculty success,” says Dr. Stephen Roberts, vice provost and dean of the Missouri S&T College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. “The department of psychological science is in good hands, and I look forward to working with Dr. Murray in the future.” [Read more…]

Two Missouri S&T professors ranked among the best in information systems field

Dr. Keng Siau, professor and chair of business and information technology

Dr. Keng Siau, professor and chair of business and information technology

Two business and information technology professors at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the most prolific management information system researchers in the world, according to a study by the University of Arizona. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T, PCRMC partner on new research

Dr. Honglan Shi is one Missouri S&T faculty member conducting research through the Ozark Biomedical Initiative. Here, she and a student study drinking water quality in Schrenk Hall. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are working with physicians and clinicians from Phelps County Regional Medical Center on medical research that could lead to new treatments for cancer and traumatic brain injury, a new way to predict potential problems at childbirth, and a method to attract and capture poisonous brown recluse spiders. [Read more…]

S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

The winners of the 13th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been announced. The conference, which was held in April on the S&T campus, featured oral and poster exhibitions that represented work from students in nearly every major at Missouri S&T. Winners were awarded a cash prize of $750. Second- and third-place finishers received $500 and $250, respectively.

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Missouri S&T students to study in Iceland

Students enrolled in two different English courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology will learn about Icelandic myth, folklore and literature this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of the “Heroes of Fire and Ice: A Three-Week Study Abroad” experience. The program, which runs May 29-June 17, will count for six credit hours. “Heroes of Fire and Ice” will examine how Iceland’s culture has been shaped by a landscape of natural extremes.

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Researchers create shape-memory aerogels with rubber-like elasticity

A time-lapse of one of the aerogels flexing from a held-closed position back to its original straight shape. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine some of the most desirable characteristics of materials, such as flexibility and mechanical strength. It is nearly impossible to improve on a substance considered the final frontier in lightweight materials. But chemists from Missouri University of Science and Technology have done just that by making aerogels that have rubber-like elasticity and can “remember” their original shapes.

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Theater students to perform on Black Box Theatre stage

Missouri University of Science and Technology students in the spring directing class will perform “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes” by Greg Allen this month. The performance is a final project for the course.

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S&T student art show and award reception is May 1

One of the images that will be displayed at the art show.

Over 120 works of art created by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will be on display May 1-5, in the Havener Center as part of the 13th annual Student Art Show.

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