George Holmes: A future in control

George Holmes, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Missouri, is studying control system engineering at Missouri S&T through a GAANN fellowship. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

As a high school senior, George Leno Holmes Jr. saw two clear paths for life after graduation. “I was either going to join the Air Force or become a mechanic,” he says.

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Suzanna Long named chair of engineering management and systems engineering

Suzanna Long

Dr. Suzanna Long, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department. The appointment takes effect July 1. [Read more…]

Susan Murray named chair of psychological science at Missouri S&T

Dr. Susan Murray

Dr. Susan Murray

Dr. Susan L. Murray has been named chair of psychological science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Murray had served as interim chair since July 2015. Her appointment takes effect July 1.

“Dr. Susan Murray brings a great deal of leadership experience to this position, as well as a deep commitment to student and faculty success,” says Dr. Stephen Roberts, vice provost and dean of the Missouri S&T College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. “The department of psychological science is in good hands, and I look forward to working with Dr. Murray in the future.” [Read more…]

Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 13. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement. [Read more…]

Asphalt expert to join Missouri S&T in August

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, has been named the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) Endowed Professor in Flexible Pavements at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2017.

The professorship was established through a gift of $550,000 from the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. [Read more…]

S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

The winners of the 13th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been announced. The conference, which was held in April on the S&T campus, featured oral and poster exhibitions that represented work from students in nearly every major at Missouri S&T. Winners were awarded a cash prize of $750. Second- and third-place finishers received $500 and $250, respectively.

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Missouri S&T students receive Grainger Power Engineering Awards

Thirteen electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates will each receive a $6,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence. [Read more…]

Going places

Graduating senior Katelyn Brinker works in Dr. Reza Zoughi’s Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory. She returns to Missouri S&T as a graduate student in the fall. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

From the deserts of Utah to the moons of Jupiter, Katelyn Brinker advances the future of space exploration

When the European Space Agency launches its mission to explore Jupiter’s moons in 2022, the ambitious effort will stay connected to Earth thanks in part to the work of Missouri S&T student Katelyn Brinker. [Read more…]

Former deputy director of national intelligence to speak at Missouri S&T commencement

Stephanie O'Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, will speak at two Missouri S&T commencement ceremonies in May. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will speak at two commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T this month. O’Sullivan is a 1982 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T. During commencement, O’Sullivan will receive the doctor of science, honoris causa. [Read more…]

Christopher Maples named interim chancellor-designate

Dr. Christopher Maples

Dr. Christopher Maples, former president of the Oregon Institute of Technology,  has been named interim chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology. University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced the appointment Friday, April 28.

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