Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market. They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels.
For Dr. Joel Burken, such plants are far more valuable than as mere window dressing. The Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is an expert in phytoforensics, the process of using plants to study human exposure to pollutants.
By 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.Read More »
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 […]Read More »
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.Read More »
Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. 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 »
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 […]Read More »
The 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.Read More »
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 »