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S&T students participate in case study competition

Posted by on November 20, 2017

Seventeen Missouri University of Science and Technology teams recently competed in a case study competition for the chance to earn a $1,000 prize and a mentoring session with executives from AT&T Inc., the event’s sponsor.

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Missouri S&T geologist named AAAS Fellow

Posted by on November 20, 2017

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe of Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology ─ the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores ─ and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. This year’s nearly 400 AAAS fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24. New fellows will be also be recognized during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

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Missouri S&T renews partnership with Adobe

Posted by on November 17, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology has embarked upon its fourth year of partnership with Adobe Technical Communication. This partnership gives students and faculty in the technical communication program hands-on access to Adobe’s industry-standard software. This partnership is made possible through Adobe Technical Communication’s University Outreach Program, which offers licenses for Adobe Technical Communication Suite to students and faculty in technical communication programs.

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S&T students to spend Thanksgiving break in Bolivia

Posted by on November 16, 2017

The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Puerto Pando, Bolivia, to continue its work to help provide access to safe drinking water for the local community.

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Death of Missouri S&T student reported

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology student Ryan Lewis, 19, of DeSoto, Missouri, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained from a fall at Thomas Jefferson Hall. He was a freshman in computer engineering.

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Plans to move forward for Biosciences Complex

Posted by on November 10, 2017

The third and final phase of Missouri S&T’s Biosciences Complex is included in the list of major construction and renovation projects approved by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words

Posted by on November 7, 2017

The challenges faced by women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are well-documented, and pervasive. While more than 56 percent of college students on U.S. campuses are female, the percentages of women earning degrees in the fields collectively known as STEM hover at less than half that rate. In the workplace, women represent nearly half of the U.S. workforce but account for just 28.4 percent of American scientists and engineers, according to the National Science Foundation.

Beyond those statistics, though, are countless personal stories: withering accounts of casual discrimination; demeaning remarks that continue to sting years later; diminished expectations by classmates, professors, coworkers and supervisors; and in the most severe cases, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Those personal stories are at the heart of “The STEM Monologues,” a new play being performed by the Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology over the next two weeks.

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Missouri S&T graduate student awarded top IEEE honor

Posted by on October 31, 2017

A Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate student has received a top award from a leading academic honor society for engineers. Katelyn Brinker of Highland, Illinois, is co-winner of the 2017 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award from IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). The honor society for electrical and computer engineers is an affiliate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

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The innovator’s toolbox: metallurgical engineer returns to Missouri S&T for O’Keefe Lecture

Posted by on October 19, 2017

As a Ph.D. student at Missouri University of Science and Technology, metallurgical engineer Martin Perez dove deep into studying the effects of molten metal corrosion and the use of alloy powders in alkaline batteries.
But when Perez returns to S&T next week to deliver the ninth annual Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture, expect very little discussion about powder metallurgy. Instead, the guest lecturer plans to focus on what he calls the “secret to innovation: applied imagination.”

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S&T finishes fourth in Solar Decathlon

Posted by on October 15, 2017

The Solar House Design Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology finished in fourth place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2017, held Oct. 5-15 in Denver.

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