Dr. Dave Westenberg’s passion for educating school-aged children was recognized with the Academy of Science of St. Louis’ Science Educator Award during the 23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards on April 6. [Read more…]
Dr. David Duvernell, chair and professor of biological sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been named chair of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1.
Duvernell takes over from Dr. David J. Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, who has served as interim chair since Sept. 1, 2016. Prior to Westenberg’s appointment, Dr. Yue-wern Huang, professor of biological sciences, served as interim chair following the July 2015 retirement of former chair Dr. Robert Aronstam. [Read more…]
Katie Payne, the daughter of a logger and a school teacher, knew she wanted to make a big impact on the world, but it took an anatomy class at Cuba (Mo.) High School to guide her decision to go into medicine.
“When I started telling people I wanted to be a doctor, because I come from a small town with no family background in healthcare, their first reaction was to tell me how unpractical this was,” says Payne, a 2014 biological science graduate of Missouri S&T.
Her choice to attend Missouri S&T started out as an economical one, but when she saw how caring the faculty were, and started on her first research project, she knew she was in the right place. [Read more…]
A Missouri S&T biological sciences graduate and aspiring artist has illustrated her first book, and it has a decidedly Rolla and mid-Missouri flair to it. [Read more…]
A Missouri University of Science and Technology student has been accepted into the Atlantis Project, a premedical studies exchange program that allows college students to witness medical practices in a different country.
One Missouri S&T alumnus reached deep into the past to determine his and his family’s future.
Patrick Martin graduated in 2011 with degrees in chemistry and biological sciences. Today he practices the ancient art of mead-making at his family’s winery, Martin Brothers Winery, using his extensive education and passionate interest in microbiology as his muse. His mead has garnered acclaim and a bevy of international awards for the Hermann, Missouri-based winery. The accolades include a gold-award-equivalent Medal of American Excellence for his Orange Blossom Mead at the 2015 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition in Kansas City, Missouri, and a gold award for his Wildflower Sweet Mead in Beverage Testing Institute’s 2014 World Honey Wine Challenge in Chicago, Illinois. [Read more…]
Dr. David J. Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of biological sciences. The appointment took effect Sept. 1.
Westenberg took over for Dr. Yue-wern Huang, professor of biological sciences, who had served as interim chair since July 2015 following the retirement of former chair Dr. Robert Aronstam. Huang will remain on the faculty and return to his active research program. [Read more…]
The local community and Missouri K-12 teachers can learn about the importance of synthetic biology and its role in our everyday lives by attending one of a series of hands-on, interactive summer workshop this July at Missouri University of Science and Technology.