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AACSB extends business accreditation for Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 23, 2018

Missouri S&T is one of 40 higher education institutions worldwide to receive an extension of accreditation for its business and information technology degree programs by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is the world’s longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and programs.

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17 noteworthy moments of 2017

Posted by on December 27, 2017

From the deserts of Utah to the Black Box Theatre to the skies above Rolla, 2017 brought several firsts to Missouri S&T. Here’s a look back at those and other noteworthy moments from 2017 — 17 in all.

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S&T etymologist co-authors book on origin of ‘put the kibosh on’

Posted by on December 18, 2017

The phrase “put the kibosh on,” meaning “to put an end to,” dates back to an early 19th century poem, but a Cockney chimney sweep brought the phrase to the general public, says Dr. Gerald Cohen, a professor of German and Russian at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Cohen, who is an expert in […]

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Missouri S&T students chosen to speak at commencement

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Four graduating seniors at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been chosen to speak during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, Dec. 16. Two students – one representing the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) and one representing the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) – will speak during each ceremony.

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Missouri S&T engineering students assist local governments as project management consultants

Posted by on December 4, 2017

As far as undergraduate course schedules go, Dr. Joan Schuman’s Introduction to Project Management class meets at a reasonable time: twice weekly for 75 minutes in the late morning. But for Missouri S&T senior Sergey Isayko and his three classmates, advising the city of St. Robert on a plan to install solar-powered streetlights in a newly annexed neighborhood meant numerous trips after dark to the Fort Leonard Wood bedroom community, population 5,750, located about 30 miles southwest of Rolla.

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Missouri S&T geologist named AAAS Fellow

Posted by on November 20, 2017

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe of Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology ─ the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores ─ and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. This year’s nearly 400 AAAS fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24. New fellows will be also be recognized during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

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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

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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S&T students honored for bravery

Posted by on November 6, 2017

In March 2016, two Missouri University of Science and Technology students heard a sexual assault in progress near the Missouri S&T campus and intervened. Their actions saved the victim from further injury and led to the arrest and ultimate conviction of the suspect. The Missouri S&T Police Department recently honored the students, Addis Greene, a […]

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Civil engineering leader to speak at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 13, 2017

The new president-elect of the nation’s oldest engineering society will share her vision of the profession’s future in a Missouri University of Science and Technology guest lecture.

Robin A. Kemper, a senior risk engineering consultant for Zurich Services Corp., will serve as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers starting in 2018. Her lecture, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 in 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, is being hosted by the Missouri S&T Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

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Former engineering management chair Henry Sineath dies

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Dr. Henry Howard Sineath, professor emeritus of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died on Oct. 8. He was 95.

Sineath, known to friends and colleagues alike as “Dr. Si,” joined the university in 1976 as a visiting professor of engineering management after a 25-year career in industry. He established the school’s packaging program the following year and also served as its second chair of engineering management, succeeding program founder Dr. Bernard Sarchet.

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