ESL teacher symposium to be held May 19

Educators who focus on teaching non-English speakers can learn new tips and tricks at the Wise ESL Symposium at Missouri University of Science and Technology this May.

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KMST recognizes Member of the Year, Business of the Year

Public radio station KMST held its annual Membership Reunion on May 4 to honor Dr. James J. Bogan Jr. and Mary Bird with the Louise Roach Member of the Year Award for their personal contributions as members of the KMST community. [Read more…]

S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

The winners of the 13th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been announced. The conference, which was held in April on the S&T campus, featured oral and poster exhibitions that represented work from students in nearly every major at Missouri S&T. Winners were awarded a cash prize of $750. Second- and third-place finishers received $500 and $250, respectively.

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Missouri S&T students to study in Iceland

Students enrolled in two different English courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology will learn about Icelandic myth, folklore and literature this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of the “Heroes of Fire and Ice: A Three-Week Study Abroad” experience. The program, which runs May 29-June 17, will count for six credit hours. “Heroes of Fire and Ice” will examine how Iceland’s culture has been shaped by a landscape of natural extremes.

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Missouri S&T students receive Grainger Power Engineering Awards

Thirteen electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates will each receive a $6,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence. [Read more…]

Geotechnical engineering expert to present first Prakash Lecture at S&T

Dr. Richard D. Woods, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will present the inaugural lecture in the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering.

The lecture, titled “Geotechnical Impact of High Energy Construction Operations on Nearby Infrastructure,” will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall. It is free and open to the public. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T’s Formula Car team to race in Michigan

The Formula SAE team competing in 2016. Photo from the team’s Facebook page.

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Formula Car Design Team will travel north to race at the Michigan International Speedway as part of the Formula SAE-Michigan competition.

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Researchers create shape-memory aerogels with rubber-like elasticity

A time-lapse of one of the aerogels flexing from a held-closed position back to its original straight shape. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine some of the most desirable characteristics of materials, such as flexibility and mechanical strength. It is nearly impossible to improve on a substance considered the final frontier in lightweight materials. But chemists from Missouri University of Science and Technology have done just that by making aerogels that have rubber-like elasticity and can “remember” their original shapes.

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Missouri S&T Concrete Conference canceled, reset for June 6-7

Due to major road closures leading into and out of Rolla as well as statewide flooding, Missouri University of Science and Technology has canceled the 2017 Concrete Conference, originally scheduled for May 2-3 on the Missouri S&T campus.

The conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7. Current participants will remain registered and expected for the June dates.

An updated schedule of events will be available at concrete.mst.edu.

Theater students to perform on Black Box Theatre stage

Missouri University of Science and Technology students in the spring directing class will perform “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes” by Greg Allen this month. The performance is a final project for the course.

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