Biology professor honored as St. Louis science educator of the year

Dr. Dave Westenberg (right) speaks during the first Research on Tap social hour at Public House Brewing Company in Rolla. Greg Katski/Missouri S&T

Dr. Dave Westenberg (right) speaks during the first Research on Tap social hour at Public House Brewing Company in Rolla. Greg Katski/Missouri S&T

Dr. Dave Westenberg’s passion for educating school-aged children was recognized with the Academy of Science of St. Louis’ Science Educator Award during the 23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards on April 6. [Read more…]

Space debris expert to present lecture in St. Louis Oct. 15

Dr. William Schonberg

Dr. William Schonberg

All spacecraft that operate in low-earth orbit, like the International Space Station, are subject to high-speed impacts by orbital space junk – projectiles that can travel at speeds of 18,000 miles per hour, says Dr. William Schonberg, chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]