Department of Biological Sciences

Mead-making Miners

Posted by on October 25, 2016

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. […]

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Westenberg named interim chair of biological sciences

Posted by on September 2, 2016

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.

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Learn more about biology at Missouri S&T’s BioBuilder workshops

Posted by on July 15, 2016

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.

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New mathematical model illustrates link between energy use and aging

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Why does a Great Dane have a shorter lifespan than a pug? The answer lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. That relationship is quickly being unraveled through the use of numerical modeling by a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T saxophonist selected for Missouri All-Collegiate Band

Posted by on January 22, 2016

Carol Pint, a senior in biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology from Evanston, Illinois, has been chosen to perform with the Missouri All-Collegiate Band at this month’s Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference.

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A closer look at 2015

Posted by on January 8, 2016

Despite knowing when and where I’m going to be photographing at Missouri S&T, I still don’t always know exactly what I’m about to see. Research and planning can play a big part in executing a portrait, but capturing the unanticipated and authentic moments of a photo shoot are what truly make it special. Photographing Missouri […]

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on December 21, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented five Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 19. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Missouri S&T scholar named research ambassador for German agency

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Dr. David Westenberg, an associate professor of biological sciences and chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a research ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).

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Missouri S&T iGEM team earns bronze medal

Posted by on September 30, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation, has earned a bronze medal at the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree, held Sept. 24-28 in Boston. The team earned the medal for its work to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.

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