Academics & Faculty

Dr. Barbara Hale, Missouri S&T physics professor, retires after 46 years of service

Posted by on March 15, 2018

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After 46 years of teaching and research in the physics department at Missouri S&T, Dr. Barbara N. Hale has retired.

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Missouri S&T explosives researcher studies blast-induced brain injuries

Posted by on February 15, 2018

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The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.” For Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives engineering, the Missouri S&T mine is also an invaluable testing ground to study a life-altering ailment that can impact athletes, car accident victims, members of the military and others: traumatic brain injury (TBI). In partnership with neuroscientists from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the native Briton uses the outdoor lab to mimic battlefield conditions and explore how carefully calibrated explosions affect the brain’s wiring.

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Missouri S&T to participate in $9.7M oil, gas exploration project in southeastern U.S.

Posted by on January 25, 2018

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A Missouri S&T geologist is part of a four-campus research team that will receive nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and several energy companies in a bid to boost unconventional oil and gas recovery in the interior southeastern United States. The project is part of a $30 million investment by the federal agency’s Office of Fossil Energy to boost production in reservoirs with less than 50,000 barrels per day of current production.

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Missouri S&T doctoral student enlists drones to detect unexploded landmines through changes in plant health

Posted by on January 9, 2018

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From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, civil engineering doctoral student Paul Manley is enlisting a third variable —plant health — to see if drones can be used to more safely […]

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Shannon Fogg selected as visiting scholar at renowned Paris research institution

Posted by on January 2, 2018

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As a contributor to global research and advancement in the social sciences, Dr. Shannon Fogg, professor and chair of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to serve as a visiting scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris for the month of January.

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Kelly Carter named interim chair of new department of teacher education and certification

Posted by on December 19, 2017

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Kelly Carter has been named interim chair of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s newly created department of teacher education and certification. Her appointment becomes effective Jan. 1.

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Thomas Vojta named chair of physics at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 14, 2017

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Dr. Thomas Vojta, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department of physics. His appointment becomes effective Jan. 1. Vojta takes over from Dr. G. Dan Waddill, professor of physics, who is returning to the faculty after serving as chair since 2007. Vojta is […]

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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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Former engineering management chair Henry Sineath dies

Posted by on October 11, 2017

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Dr. Henry Howard Sineath, professor emeritus of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died on Oct. 8. He was 95.

Sineath, known to friends and colleagues alike as “Dr. Si,” joined the university in 1976 as a visiting professor of engineering management after a 25-year career in industry. He established the school’s packaging program the following year and also served as its second chair of engineering management, succeeding program founder Dr. Bernard Sarchet.

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Missouri S&T metallurgical engineer named ASM International fellow

Posted by on October 5, 2017

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A Missouri S&T professor known for both his teaching acumen and research portfolio has been named an ASM International fellow, a top honor in materials science and engineering.
Dr. David Van Aken, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of metallurgical engineering, is one of 18 inductees in the professional society’s 2017 class of fellows. The new members will be formally recognized at an Oct. 10 awards dinner in conjunction with the Materials Science & Technology 2017 annual conference in Pittsburgh.

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