Student Life

S&T’s multicultural theater production promotes understanding, receives first-time grant funding

Posted by on October 9, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s commitment to inclusive excellence will be apparent in the university’s upcoming multicultural production of “Anon(ymous),” a contemporary play about a young refugee’s inaugural journey through the United States that’s been reimagined from Homer’s “Odyssey.”

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Unlock your future at CASB’s annual career panel discussion

Posted by on October 3, 2018

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Students from all majors are invited to learn about real-world career progression and experiences through a panel discussion hosted by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB). The event will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. Lunch will be provided.

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Student-run detective noir comedy keeps you guessing ‘til the end

Posted by on September 18, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s collegiate theater society presents its 2018 play this month – a comedic parody of classic detective murder mystery films. Performances of “Kill Me, Deadly” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Black Box Theatre in Room 143 Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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Chemistry undergraduate completes summer fellowship with gratitude and a published, peer-reviewed paper

Posted by on August 29, 2018

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Rachel Nixon, a junior in chemistry at Missouri S&T and recipient of the new Carey and Christine Bottom Endowed Scholarship in Undergraduate Chemistry Research, is thankful for the 10-week program she completed this summer. Working in Dr. Risheng Wang’s bionanotechnology lab eight hours a day, Nixon finished her peer-reviewed, published paper for a DNA-origami project already underway, then began a new project.

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Student groups join forces to help student emergency fund

Posted by on August 16, 2018

Eight student groups at Missouri S&T are joining forces as the fall semester begins to raise money to help their fellow students in need.

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S&T teacher education student and local elementary teacher selected for Space Symposium

Posted by on April 12, 2018

The Space Foundation chose a Missouri S&T student and her mentor teacher at Rolla Middle School to attend the 34th Space Symposium this month. They will serve as teacher liaisons at the symposium April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Missouri S&T student body president embraces campus life, in and out of classroom

Posted by on April 10, 2018

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Scottie Thomas, a senior in chemical engineering from Cape Girardeau, Mo., came to Missouri S&T with a penchant for leadership honed in high school, where he was a football captain and National Honor Society member.
Four years later, as he prepares to graduate in May and work as a process design engineer for Phillips 66, Thomas has grown into a campus leader who immersed himself in university life, from working in an aerospace engineering research lab to his current role as student body president.

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2018 Queen of Love and Beauty crowned at Missouri S&T

Posted by on March 17, 2018

Missouri S&T student Jessica Caravello, a junior in civil engineering from Crystal Lake, Illinois, has been crowned the 2018 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 110th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla. She was nominated by Sigma Tau Gamma. Thirty-seven candidates for queen were nominated by various student organizations at S&T. A committee of students elected Caravello after a series of interviews.

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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

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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

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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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