Missouri S&T team travels to the ‘Mars’ of the USA

The Mars Rover Design Team reveals its new rover inside the Havener Center on Friday, March 3, 2017. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mars Rover Design Team is one of 36 international teams selected to compete at the University Rover Challenge, where teams showcase potential next-generation planet surveyors.

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S&T commencement speaker: Tackle big challenges, consider public service

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, encouraged graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology to be willing to tackle big challenges, and then do the hard work to back it up.

O’Sullivan, a 1982 Missouri S&T graduate, spoke during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, May 13. During the ceremony, she was awarded the doctor of science, honoris causa. [Read more…]

Christopher Maples named interim chancellor-designate

Dr. Christopher Maples

Dr. Christopher Maples, former president of the Oregon Institute of Technology,  has been named interim chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology. University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced the appointment Friday, April 28.

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Missouri S&T ranks eighth in ROI report

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the best values in higher education, according to the 2017 PayScale College ROI Report.

Missouri S&T ranks eighth in the nation for annual return on investment (ROI), according to the PayScale report, with an average annual ROI of 11.7 percent over 20 years. That puts Missouri S&T sixth among public universities for in-state students and first among Missouri colleges and universities.

The PayScale report measures universities’ return on investment (ROI) based on cost to attend, graduation rates, student loan indebtedness and PayScale’s “20-year net ROI” average. PayScale ranks universities by comparing a school’s total cost of attendance for a bachelor’s degree with the 20-year net return on investment, based on a graduate’s earning potential over a 20-year period. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T named best value college in Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology is the No. 1 best value college in Missouri, according to a new ranking from SmartAsset.com. The website also ranks Missouri S&T seventh best value in the nation.

SmartAsset looked at five factors to determine the best value colleges and universities: tuition, student living costs, graduates’ starting salary, scholarship and grant offerings, and retention rate. [Read more…]

S&T’s Xiaoping Du receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Xiaoping Du

Dr. Xiaoping Du

Dr. Xiaoping Du, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Each year, the Governor’s Award is presented to one faculty member at each public institution of higher education in Missouri. This year’s recipients were honored during an April 7 luncheon hosted by Gov. Eric Greitens in Jefferson City, Missouri. [Read more…]

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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Speakers decided for Missouri S&T’s TEDx Talk

Nine speakers will present on topics such as the power of school breakfasts, the importance of a universal technological education, rethinking plants for engineering and community engagement through the arts at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s first TEDx event.

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Missouri S&T chancellor accepts Wright State presidency

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, Missouri S&T chancellor

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, Missouri S&T chancellor

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology since April 2012, will become the next president of Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, on July 1, 2017, Wright State officials announced today (Monday, March 6, 2017). [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to celebrate 109th St. Pat’s in March

St. Pat and his court in 1985.

Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are putting the finishing touches on preparations for the 109th annual “Best Ever” St. Pat’s celebration. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Americana.”

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