Iowa State’s Dr. Richard W. Wlezien named vice provost and dean of engineering and computing

Dr. Richard W. Wlezien becomes vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing on Aug 1, 2017. (Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

Dr. Richard W. Wlezien, the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University and a former researcher and program director at NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been named vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Register a student for engineering camp this summer

Photo from a previous Jackling summer camp.

Students can still register for the five-day Jackling Introduction to Engineering Camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The camp will be offered at three different times this summer: June 11-15, June 25-29, and July 9-13. Students should be incoming high school juniors or seniors.

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S&T staff kick-off a spirit of giving back

Global learning staff work to create plarn.

Missouri University of Science and Technology staff members in global learning recently started a give-back program called “Global Gives Back” to support the community that provides resources for the campus.

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Nine honored at S&T Staff Excellence Awards ceremony

Nine full-time employees at Missouri University of Science and Technology were honored Wednesday, May 17, for their contributions to the campus during Missouri S&T Staff Recognition Day ceremonies on campus.

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Curators approve update of Missouri S&T Campus Master Plan

An architect’s rendering of the campus arrival district.

Improved athletics facilities, a new clearly defined “arrival district” off of U.S. Highway 63, student housing and academic districts, and continued growth of corporate partnerships with further development of Innovation Park are all planned changes at Missouri University of Science and Technology, as outlined in an updated Campus Master Plan.

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators approved the updated plan during its meeting on the Missouri S&T campus on Thursday, April 27. [Read more…]

Commencement at Missouri S&T is May 13

Commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology are scheduled for Saturday, May 13. Both ceremonies will be held in the Gale Bullman Building, located at 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla. [Read more…]

Grant builds bridge between humanities and engineering at S&T

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

Missouri S&T students traveling to Latin America for study abroad trips and service projects will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the countries they are visiting and earn course credit. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T’s summer camps instill excitement in youth

Missouri S&T has a wide variety of summer camps for students in first grade through high school.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host 17 camps this summer that offer students of all ages hands-on learning experiences. They can learn about explosives, make a microsatellite, hone their leadership skills and learn what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

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April means gratitude at Missouri S&T

Completion of Hasselmann Alumni House -- which was funded through private gifts -- was a major milestone during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.April showers bring May flowers and signal the start of springtime, but at Missouri University of Science and Technology April also signifies the spirit of giving. At Missouri S&T, April is Philanthropy Month, a celebration of giving, growth, pride, progress and philanthropy.

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Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders receives $750,000 in funding

From clean drinking water to flood control, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders projects are changing lives in Central and South America. Now two major donors have stepped forward to provide $750,000 in funding for EWB – a $500,000 challenge grant from the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation and a $250,000 gift from Missouri S&T graduate David Heikkinen and his wife, Ann.

“EWB students are a different breed and we are lucky to have them,” says Duane Montana, a Montana Cahill Foundation director and retired executive with Brown & Root who earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T. “EWB students represent something of our higher nature and better selves. They make a commitment, often over multiple years, that goes beyond the classroom. It is a commitment to a community to provide its people with a basic life necessity: clean water.” [Read more…]