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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Missouri S&T orchestras to perform spring concert

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphony Orchestra will hold its spring concert in Leach Theatre on the Missouri S&T campus this month.

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History professor publishes sourcebook on Reformation

Dr. Michael Bruening

Dr. Michael Bruening

A Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor recently published a book intended for college-level classes on the Reformation period.

Dr. Michael Bruening, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, edited A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate. The University of Toronto Press published the 273-page reader in April 2017, during the year of the 500th anniversary of one of the most tumultuous periods in European history. [Read more…]

AI and e-commerce: a perfect storm for retail jobs

If you work in retail sales, it might be time to explore a new career, according to a Missouri S&T researcher.

Dr. Keng Siau, chair and professor of business and information technology, writes in a new research paper that the problem for retail salespeople is two-fold. [Read more…]

S&T physicist improves particle interaction modeling

The cover of Dr. Jentschura’s new book on electrodynamics.

Quantum electrodynamics is a lot like baking a cake, and then trying to take apart the individual ingredients. At least, that is what physicist Dr. Ulrich Jentschura equates to the process of creating an equation that can couple particles’ and antiparticles’ predicted masses at the same time.

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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…]

Missouri S&T bands to hold spring concert

The wind symphony, symphonic band and the winter drumline perform at Leach Theatre. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Missouri University of Science and Technology concert bands will present their spring concert in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall this month.

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