To celebrate National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri S&T is teaming up with Google to help small businesses get online and in front of customers.Read More »
On a campus awash in tradition, the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T is joining a national celebration of the engineering profession. A series of activities commemorating National Engineers Week begins Monday with peer career counseling in advance of the university’s Spring Career Fair, which is set for the following day. Other events include a research symposium featuring College of Engineering and Computing faculty and a showcase of hands-on engineering applications hosted by student chapters of professional engineering organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.Read More »
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 […]Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words
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.Read More »
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 […]Read More »
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.Read More »