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A conversation on LGBTQ campus life

Posted by on June 5, 2018

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This summer, cities from St. Louis to Singapore will again celebrate gay pride with parades, lectures and other public events, an annual occasion now for several decades in some communities. Closer to home, Rolla and Missouri S&T will remain quiet — and not only because it’s summer.

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Going places

Posted by on May 9, 2018

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Missouri S&T is known as a university that prepares students for success after college – whether that involves getting that great first job, furthering their education in graduate school or equipping them to pursue their passions as entrepreneurs. Miners are resourceful and inventive, and they leave S&T armed with an education that will prepare them […]

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The fine art of farm life

Posted by on May 2, 2018

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Kayla McBride’s favorite view, the one that inspires most of her artwork, is of the rolling hills of her family’s 160-acre Bakersfield, Mo., farm.

“I don’t really have a studio, but I do try to make that my view,” says the biological sciences sophomore. “Anytime there is a beautiful sunset, I just look at it and think, ‘How could I recreate that?’ Pictures don’t do it justice.”

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Missouri S&T doctoral student works to improve drug safety, efficacy with new chiral templates

Posted by on April 26, 2018

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In the early 1960s, the Thalidomide drug scare caused thousands of worldwide infant deaths and birth defects from a morning sickness medicine for expectant mothers. The disaster transformed drug regulation systems, and changed the pharmaceutical industry’s understanding of chiral properties: the notion that molecules with otherwise identical properties are in fact mirror images, like your right and left hands. Missouri S&T materials science and engineering doctoral student Meagan Kelso wasn’t even close to being born when the chiral consequences of Thalidomide first became apparent nearly 60 years ago. But the drug industry’s continued efforts to fine-tune how it first identifies and then separates chiral compounds is driving the native Texan’s Ph.D. research.

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On top of his game, S&T running back also gives back

Posted by on April 23, 2018

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It’s a rare combination of character traits that Deshawn Jones, a sophomore in biological sciences and running back for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s football team, shares with the world.

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Missouri S&T professor solves Thomas Hart Benton mural mystery

Posted by on April 9, 2018

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Art historian Dr. James Bogan believes he’s solved a mystery – the identity of a pivotal African American figure in Thomas Hart Benton’s 1936 mural in the Missouri State Capitol.

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A conversation on women in STEM

Posted by on March 30, 2018

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In 1962, James Watson and Francis Crick won a Nobel Prize for determining the structure of DNA. But they couldn’t have done it without Rosalind Franklin, a physical chemist who used X-ray crystallography to make images of DNA.

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S&T student design teams are ready for competition

Posted by on March 20, 2018

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Spring is student design season at Missouri S&T. At any given time during the semester you can see students constructing rockets, driving Formula-style cars around campus parking lots or floating concrete canoes on a local lake.

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Summer camps at Missouri S&T include robots, explosives and racecars

Posted by on March 13, 2018

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Students of all ages have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning this summer at Missouri S&T. They can learn life skills while honing their team-building skills and what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

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