Three Missouri S&T students named University Innovation Fellows

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

By assessing the current environment for entrepreneurs and innovators at Missouri University of Science and Technology, three of its students hope to measure and then improve the climate through creativity and design-focused thinking.

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Looking for something to read? Ask the experts

8314929977_28fd740070_bFaculty from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s English and technical communication department offer their choices for the most interesting, challenging and absorbing books and articles they read this past year. Kickstart a year of reading by checking out the books below that interest you.

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U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T among top online graduate programs

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T's online degree programs among the best in the nation.

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T’s online degree programs among the best in the nation.

Fifteen online graduate degree programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs rankings.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings were released today (Tuesday, Jan. 10) and are available online at www.usnews.com. [Read more…]

New Missouri S&T research center to focus on environment, energy

Dr. Philip Whitefield

Dr. Philip Whitefield

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s newest research center, the Center for Research in Energy and Environment, was established effective Jan. 1. The center will address energy and environmental research under the direction of Dr. Philip Whitefield, chair and professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T.

The newly created center combines two existing research centers at Missouri S&T into one. The Energy Research and Development Center and the Environmental Research Center will no longer be stand-alone groups. [Read more…]

16 noteworthy moments from 2016

A fall sunset behind the Havener Center. As the sun sets on 2016, here's a look back at some of the year's most notable stories at Missouri S&T. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

A fall sunset behind the Havener Center, September 2016. As the sun sets on 2016, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most notable stories at Missouri S&T. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A record-breaking baseball season, new support for graduate education, two Miners in the Olympics, a roof on fire, and a professor who earned a spot on Jeopardy! — as a clue. [Read more…]

S&T historian’s latest book focuses on Jewish post-Holocaust reconstruction in France

Stealing HomeAfter World War II, French Holocaust survivors returned to their homes in Paris to find them stripped of personal belongings and occupied by new inhabitants. Attempts to reclaim those belongings were key in efforts to rebuild Jewish political and social inclusion after the war, says Dr. Shannon Fogg, chair and professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Fogg focuses on the individual stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors in France in her latest book, Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947. The book, which will be published by Oxford University Press on Jan. 8, 2017, gives the French perspective on postwar restitution efforts, where most books about the subject focus on Germany. [Read more…]

Doe Run donates $40,000 to Missouri S&T for new spectrometer

With 50,000 new employees needed in the mining industry by 2019, and 3.5 million manufacturing jobs expected over the next decade, The Doe Run Co. understands the importance of educating the next generation of the workforce. The company recently donated $40,000 to Missouri University of Science and Technology toward the purchase of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer for its geology, mining and metallurgical engineering programs. [Read more…]

S&T student earns Department of State scholarship to study abroad

Devin Potter, a sophomore in history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps give students the opportunity to study aboard by providing up to $5,000 toward internships or studies in foreign locations.

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Mollenkamp named assistant vice chancellor for business services at Missouri S&T

John Mollenkamp, acting director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, has been named assistant vice chancellor for business services. He will begin his duties at Missouri S&T on Monday, Jan. 9. Mollenkamp replaces Randy Stoll, who recently retired.

Mollenkamp will report to Walt Branson, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration. He will direct the department of business services and provide direction to the manager of campus printing and mail operations. [Read more…]

Voss stresses thinking, safety and diversity at S&T commencement

Curator Thomas R. Voss spoke during December 2016 commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T.

Curator Thomas R. Voss spoke during December 2016 commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T.

Thomas R. Voss, retired CEO of Ameren and a member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, spoke about the importance of safety, diversity and thinking every day during commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Dec. 17.

In his commencement address, Voss told graduates that he is thankful for the education he received at Missouri S&T and the friends he made, but that he is most thankful for learning how to think. [Read more…]