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Plant detective: Missouri S&T professor studies plants as “bio-sentinels” of indoor pollution

Posted by on November 8, 2018

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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.

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A conversation with student veterans

Posted by on November 6, 2018

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“I’m around a group of true heroes.” That is the first thing Ben Bridges, president of the Student Veteran Association (SVA) at Missouri S&T, says when he’s asked to talk about Missouri S&T students who are also military veterans.

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Air Force commander’s personal compass navigates dynamic military career

Posted by on November 5, 2018

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With a path into military leadership that would map like a complex transit system, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney just might dispel your preconceived notions of military commanders.

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Learn more about business resources at Rural Strong workshop

Posted by on November 1, 2018

Entrepreneurs, small-business owners and community stakeholders can learn more about resources powered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) at an upcoming workshop.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing

Posted by on October 30, 2018

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T and one of the nation’s most distinguished military historians, has won the Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing for his upcoming journal article on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s stealth campaign for the 1944 Republican presidential nomination. A $5,000 cash prize accompanies the award.

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Missouri S&T honors four faculty for teaching, research excellence

Posted by on October 25, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is honoring four faculty members for their research prowess, classroom service and teaching excellence.

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S&T program offers cultural exposure and international friendships

Posted by on October 23, 2018

Local residents who enjoy learning about other cultures are invited to connect with Missouri S&T’s international community through the university’s International Friends Program.

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FYRE program advances freshman’s STEM passion

Posted by on October 23, 2018

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Kaysi Lee came to Missouri S&T last fall with a passion for science that had been nurtured through the years by her female high school science teachers and by her parents. But when she arrived at S&T, she was surprised at how difficult she initially found her STEM coursework.

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S&T students work to defeat invasive emerald ash borers

Posted by on October 22, 2018

A team of students from Missouri S&T are working to create ash trees that are genetically resistant to the invasive emerald ash borer.

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Diwali Festival of Lights event to be held Oct. 28 at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 19, 2018

The India Association at Missouri University of Science and Technology invites the campus and community to attend the 2018 Diwali Festival of Lights event on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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