Two Missouri S&T professors ranked among the best in information systems field

Dr. Keng Siau, professor and chair of business and information technology

Dr. Keng Siau, professor and chair of business and information technology

Two business and information technology professors at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the most prolific management information system researchers in the world, according to a study by the University of Arizona. [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 students shine in case study competition

Participating students and judges for the BIT competition. Photo from the BIT Facebook page.

Fifteen Missouri University of Science and Technology teams, comprised of 57 students, recently competed in a cybersecurity case study competition for the chance to earn a $1,000 prize and a mentoring session with executives from AT&T Inc., the event’s sponsor.

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Missouri S&T researcher wants to electronically pick your brain

Nikhil Dusane, a graduate student in information science and technology, puts one of the business and information technology department's EEG headsets on Samuel Smith, a senior in information science and technology, in the university's Laboratory for Information Technology and Evaluation.

Nikhil Dusane, a graduate student in information science and technology, puts one of the business and information technology department’s EEG headsets on Samuel Smith, a senior in information science and technology, in the university’s Laboratory for Information Technology and Evaluation.

A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology wants to scrap the traditional electronic and paper survey approach to gathering marketing and information systems data in favor of scanning your brainwaves. Dr. Keng Siau, professor and chair of the business and information technology department, is looking at using an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset to pick your brain.

An EEG tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results. [Read more…]

Lighting a fire

Alumnus Chris Franklin and senior student James "Jimmy" Nash train at the Regional Fire Training Center in Rolla. Franklin volunteered for the Rolla Rural Fire District before taking a job out-of-state, while Nash continues to volunteer for the department. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Alumnus Chris Franklin and senior student James “Jimmy” Nash train at the Regional Fire Training Center in Rolla. Franklin volunteered for the Rolla Rural Fire District before taking a job out-of-state, while Nash continues to volunteer for the department. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Five years into volunteering for the Rolla Rural Fire District (RRFD), Missouri S&T student Chris Franklin thought of one more way he could give back to the department.

Franklin enrolled in Sarah Stanley’s marketing for nonprofits four-­week summer course. The majority of class time was to be spent developing marketing materials for local nonprofit Phelps County Animal Welfare League (PCAWL). But Franklin wanted to promote his fire department, which was, and still is, in need of volunteers.

“The department has a really big recruitment and retention problem,” Franklin says. [Read more…]

Student’s essay illustrates how women can succeed at Missouri S&T

Elizabeth Mulina

Elizabeth Mulina

More women are studying at Missouri S&T than ever before, but the percentage of women enrolled remains at around 23 percent as total enrollment continues to grow. That low percentage may lead some women to question whether S&T is the right choice for them.

If you’re one of those women who are wondering, Elizabeth Mulina has some advice for you. [Read more…]

41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-15. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled for 1:30 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. [Read more…]

S&T sophomore receives Investment Realty Scholarship

Mike Woessner and Lindsey Carlson

Mike Woessner and Lindsey Carlson

Lindsey Carlson of Republic, Missouri, a sophomore in information science and technology (IST) at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the Investment Realty Scholarship. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T funds grants for mapping autism genes, mental health screenings

MissouriSTsignature-green-webAs part of its Innovation Grant program, Missouri University of Science and Technology has funded two projects to better understand mental illness and early detection of neurological disorders.

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S&T College of Arts, Sciences, and Business to host open house

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Missouri University of Science and Technology is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families.

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