Student Life

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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Missouri S&T to host cyber-defense competition

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Computer science students from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a 17-state region who study cyber security will have an opportunity this weekend to see their textbook lessons come to life in a competition that simulates the high-stakes work of corporate cyber sleuths.

The Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) challenges student competitors to use their technical knowledge to identify security risks in a fictitious business organization’s computer networks by attempting to infiltrate the network. This type of testing is known as penetration testing.

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Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders completes Guatemalan clean water project

Posted by on August 2, 2017

After nearly a decade of work, a small Guatemalan village can now count on clean drinking water thanks to a group of student volunteers from Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Missouri S&T student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) first traveled to Nahualate, Guatemala, in 2008 as part of a volunteer project to […]

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Missouri S&T aerial robotic team to race drones

Posted by on July 20, 2017

Near the end of July, a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in an intercollegiate aerial robotics event that some have described as a complex chess match for drones. The drones are designed and built by students, including their custom electronics.

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S&T rocket team takes second in first Spaceport America Cup

Posted by on June 26, 2017

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Rocket Design Team finished second out of 96 teams in the inaugural Spaceport America Cup, held Jun 20-24 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The competition challenges teams of college students to design, build and launch solid-, liquid- or hybrid-fuel rockets to a targeted altitude. Missouri S&T’s solid-fuel rocket competed in the 10,000-foot launch category.

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Missouri S&T Formula Car team to race in Nebraska

Posted by on June 21, 2017

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race their Formula One-style racecars this week at Formula SAE-Lincoln, an international student design competition.

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Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Posted by on June 20, 2017

When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine. And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping.

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S&T team to race electrically powered Formula cars

Posted by on June 19, 2017

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race their Formula One-style racecars while proving the viability of electric power at Formula SAE-Lincoln, an international student design competition.

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Missouri S&T team to launch rocket at collegiate competition

Posted by on June 16, 2017

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will launch a rocket 10,000 feet into the air over Las Cruces, New Mexico, later this month as a part of the inaugural Spaceport America Cup.

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