Not so lost in space

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A pair of teacher education students at Missouri S&T will blast off for the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium on April 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and plan to return to campus with new ideas for their future classrooms. [Read more…]

Leading the way in the classroom

Chelsea Diestelkamp teaches mathematics at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She shows the application of trigonometry to her students using a variety of hands-on activities to understand frequency and amplitude. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Chelsea Diestelkamp teaches mathematics at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She shows the application of trigonometry to her students using a variety of hands-on activities to understand frequency and amplitude. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher.

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Missouri S&T researcher tracks subsurface water flow

http://www.forestwander.comBy combining computational mathematics and several engineering disciplines, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to consistently predict the underground flow of water through porous terrain with large fractures, channels or conduits.

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Master mentor

Student Success Center mentor Juan Semolina works with Megan Bax on Thursday April 28, 2016. Aimee Whitmire/Missouri S&T

Student Success Center mentor Juan Remolina works with Megan Bax on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Aimee Whitmire/Missouri S&T

When he wasn’t studying for his own classes, Juan Remolina, a 2016 Missouri S&T graduate in economics, mathematics and physics, spent much of his academic career at S&T mentoring others. Instead of sleeping in, he got up early to open the Burns and McDonnell Student Success Center or the student ID office. Twelve-hour days on campus were the norm for Remolina, who plans to start work on a graduate degree in astrophysics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this coming fall. [Read more…]

Learn how to conduct research in extreme locations at Missouri S&T

Dr. Cochran. Photo by the University of Alabama.

Dr. Cochran. Photo by the University of Alabama.

Dr. James Cochran, professor of statistics and Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama, will present a guest lecture at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month about Statistics Without Borders’ work in locations that include war, famine, terrorism, disease, destruction, corporate corruption and even oppressive government rulers.

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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…]

Helicopter pilot described as academically gifted, dedicated to service

Chris Norgren, a 2007 graduate, played for the Miners football team. (Photo via Missouri S&T athletics.)

Chris Norgren, a 2007 graduate, played for the Miners football team. (Photo via Missouri S&T athletics.)

UPDATE (Sunday, May 17, 2015): The U.S. military joint task force in Okinawa, Japan, has confirmed the identity of Capt. Norgren and all other crew members.

Marine Capt. Chris Norgren, a 2007 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology who has been identified as the pilot of a military helicopter that crashed in Nepal while on a humanitarian aid mission, is described by members of the campus community as an academically gifted and service-minded student. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host regional mathematics conference

29290_10150206471700304_8069865_nThe first Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Central States Section Conference will be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology April 11-12.

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University center using flies to unlock Alzheimer’s sleep secrets

Fruit flies, like these studied by S&T student Dillon Barton, may hold clues to understanding the sleep patterns of Alzheimer's patients.

Fruit flies, like these studied by S&T student Dillon Barton, may hold clues to understanding the sleep patterns of Alzheimer’s patients.

Researchers in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity are using fruit flies to help unlock some of the secrets surrounding sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T’s calculus courses get a redesign

Professor Paul Runnion. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Professor Paul Runnion. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

This fall, the mathematics and statistics department at Missouri University of Science and Technology began implementing a multiyear, multistage redesign of its three engineering calculus courses to strengthen student understanding of the subject. Missouri S&T math faculty believe the redesign will increase student success in calculus and subsequent courses.

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