Iowa State’s Dr. Richard W. Wlezien named vice provost and dean of engineering and computing

Dr. Richard W. Wlezien becomes vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing on Aug 1, 2017. (Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

Dr. Richard W. Wlezien, the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been named vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

George Holmes: A future in control

George Holmes, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Missouri, is studying control system engineering at Missouri S&T through a GAANN fellowship. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

As a high school senior, George Leno Holmes Jr. saw two clear paths for life after graduation. “I was either going to join the Air Force or become a mechanic,” he says.

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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…]

Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 13. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement. [Read more…]

Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical research

Dr. Heng Pan, right, works in his lab with graduate student Brandon Ludwig, a co-author of a new research study on a low-cost process to manufacture bioresorbable electronics. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Electronic devices that can not only be implanted in the human body but also completely dissolve on their own – known as “bioresorbable” electronics – are envisioned by many as one of medical technology’s next frontiers. A new study by Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers suggests that a laser printing technique using nanoparticles could help unlock a more cost-effective approach to building sturdier and safer components.

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S&T commencement speaker: Tackle big challenges, consider public service

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, encouraged graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology to be willing to tackle big challenges, and then do the hard work to back it up.

O’Sullivan, a 1982 Missouri S&T graduate, spoke during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, May 13. During the ceremony, she was awarded the doctor of science, honoris causa. [Read more…]

Asphalt expert to join Missouri S&T in August

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, has been named the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) Endowed Professor in Flexible Pavements at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2017.

The professorship was established through a gift of $550,000 from the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. [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 receive Grainger Power Engineering Awards

Thirteen electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates will each receive a $6,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence. [Read more…]