Department of Biological Sciences

Alumna draws, talks ‘trash’

Posted by on January 24, 2017

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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.

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S&T researchers suggest ants need work-life balance to survive

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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As humans, we constantly strive for a good work-life balance. New findings by researchers at Missouri S&T suggest that ants, long perceived as the workaholics of the insect world, do the same. In fact, according to these researchers, it is imperative that some ants rest while others work to conserve food, energy and resources for […]

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Missouri S&T pre-med student to shadow doctors in Spain

Posted by on November 16, 2016

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.

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Mead-making Miners

Posted by on October 25, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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