David Duvernell named chair of biological sciences at Missouri S&T

Dr. David Duvernell

Dr. David Duvernell

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…]

Missouri S&T observatory to hold April visitors’ night

The public is invited to view the planet Jupiter through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s telescope on Monday, April 3.

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Missouri S&T’s summer camps instill excitement in youth

Missouri S&T has a wide variety of summer camps for students in first grade through high school.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host 17 camps this summer that offer students of all ages hands-on learning experiences. They can learn about explosives, make a microsatellite, hone their leadership skills and learn what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

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Graduate students recognized for outstanding research posters

From researching how to make ceramics tough enough for aerospace travel to automated learning strategies and developing fibers for windows and eyewear, research by dozens of Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate students was on display last month. On Monday, March 13, Missouri S&T’s office of graduate studies recognized the top presentations during an awards banquet. [Read more…]

Business owners bullish on business climate

Local business owners are optimistic about business opportunities, according to a survey conducted by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

April means gratitude at Missouri S&T

Completion of Hasselmann Alumni House -- which was funded through private gifts -- was a major milestone during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.April showers bring May flowers and signal the start of springtime, but at Missouri University of Science and Technology April also signifies the spirit of giving. At Missouri S&T, April is Philanthropy Month, a celebration of giving, growth, pride, progress and philanthropy.

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Missouri S&T student artists display work in library

A photo from the fall 2016 exhibit. Photo by Jesse Cureton.

The area community is invited to attend an artist reception to view 40 paintings, drawings and sculptures by 25 Missouri University of Science and Technology students and vote for a favorite piece of artwork.

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2017 Queen of Love and Beauty crowned at Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology student Tegan Brand, a senior in geology and geophysics from Watauga, Texas, has been crowned the 2017 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 109th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla. She was nominated by General Delegation of Independents.

Forty-four candidates for queen were nominated by various student organizations at Missouri S&T. A committee of students elected Brand after a series of interviews. [Read more…]

New Mass Effect game could make or break franchise, researchers say

Screenshot taken from the official Mass Effect 3 website.

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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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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