David Duvernell named chair of biological sciences at Missouri S&T

Dr. David Duvernell

Dr. David Duvernell

Dr. David Duvernell, chair and professor of biological sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been named chair of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1.

Duvernell takes over from Dr. David J. Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, who has served as interim chair since Sept. 1, 2016. Prior to Westenberg’s appointment, Dr. Yue-wern Huang, professor of biological sciences, served as interim chair following the July 2015 retirement of former chair Dr. Robert Aronstam. [Read more…]

Graduate students recognized for outstanding research posters

From researching how to make ceramics tough enough for aerospace travel to automated learning strategies and developing fibers for windows and eyewear, research by dozens of Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate students was on display last month. On Monday, March 13, Missouri S&T’s office of graduate studies recognized the top presentations during an awards banquet. [Read more…]

Not so lost in space

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A pair of teacher education students at Missouri S&T will blast off for the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium on April 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and plan to return to campus with new ideas for their future classrooms. [Read more…]

2017 Queen of Love and Beauty crowned at Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology student Tegan Brand, a senior in geology and geophysics from Watauga, Texas, has been crowned the 2017 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 109th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla. She was nominated by General Delegation of Independents.

Forty-four candidates for queen were nominated by various student organizations at Missouri S&T. A committee of students elected Brand after a series of interviews. [Read more…]

Engineering a rescue

The night Brian Hunt died, volunteer firefighter Cody McKellips vowed to find a better way for fire and rescue teams to speed up water rescues, particularly as flood waters rise.

McKellips, a junior in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, was working with the Walnut Grove Volunteer Fire Department when storms caused massive flooding in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Hunt became the 14th victim of the flood when his truck was swept off of a Route H bridge into the Pomme de Terre River the day after Christmas in 2016. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T selects 2017 St. Pat

Front Row (L-R): Mitchell Brady, Coltin Shields, Eli Mitchell, Auguste Cribbs.
2nd Row: Monica Sequerra, Kevin Chasen, Lance Haynes, Cassie Hurley, Maxwell Rose, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, Mike McGinty, Trevor Gehlert. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Maxwell Rose, a junior in petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will portray St. Patrick during the 109th celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla. Rose is from Winfield, Missouri.

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S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching in distance education

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented outstanding teaching awards to Missouri S&T faculty engaged in distance education during an awards dinner on March 8, 2017. Faculty were recognized for their outstanding teaching, which is reflected in the quality of instruction, interaction with students and availability.  [Read more…]

Missouri S&T announces 2017 Honorary St. Pat and Honorary Knights

St. Pat’s honorary knight coronation at Leach Theatre Friday, March 18, 2016. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The St. Pat’s Celebration Committee at Missouri University of Science and Technology has announced Bob Edwards as Honorary St. Pat and parade marshal for the 109th St. Pat’s celebration. The committee also announced the 2017 list of Honorary Knights of St. Patrick. The eight Honorary Knights are Dr. Susan Bowles, Walt Branson, Alisa Green, Dr. Barbara Hale, Oscar Kemp, Dr. Ashok Midha, Dr. Melanie Mormile and Dr. David Russell.

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Missouri S&T announces candidates for 2017 Queen of Love and Beauty

Missouri University of Science and Technology is preparing for the 109th “Best Ever” celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla, and the 2017 Queen of Love and Beauty candidates have been announced.

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Missouri S&T students named Knights of St. Pat

The Student Knights of St. Patrick have been selected to represent Missouri University of Science and Technology’s student organizations during the 109th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla, Missouri.

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