Leach Theatre to host Frank Almond’s ‘A Violin’s Life’

World-renowned violinist Frank Almond will present “A Violin’s Life,” a performance of classical music, as a part of the 2016-17 Campus Performing Arts Series at Missouri University of Science and Technology next month.

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Burken joins EPA advisory board

Dr. Joel Burken

Dr. Joel Burken

Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is made up of experts from across the country, in areas such as epidemiology, public health, medical research, biology and other fields related to protecting human health and the environment.

Burken, who has also served as the director of the Environmental Research Center at Missouri S&T, will serve as “a special government employee” through Sept. 30, 2019. He is asked to provide independent expert advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision making. His expertise in hazardous waste remediation, water quality, and the use of natural sustainable technologies are reasons why he was selected, according to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. [Read more…]

Three Missouri S&T students named University Innovation Fellows

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

By assessing the current environment for entrepreneurs and innovators at Missouri University of Science and Technology, three of its students hope to measure and then improve the climate through creativity and design-focused thinking.

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Missouri S&T campus to close due to winter weather

For the latest about the weather situation and its impact on campus, check alert.mst.edu.

Due to potentially hazardous winter weather conditions, the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus will be closed Friday, Jan. 13. Only employees who are considered situationally critical should report to work on Friday. [Read more…]

Looking for something to read? Ask the experts

8314929977_28fd740070_bFaculty from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s English and technical communication department offer their choices for the most interesting, challenging and absorbing books and articles they read this past year. Kickstart a year of reading by checking out the books below that interest you.

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S&T researchers suggest ants need work-life balance to survive

fire_ants02As humans, we constantly strive for a good work-life balance. New findings by researchers at Missouri S&T suggest that ants, long perceived as the workaholics of the insect world, do the same.

In fact, according to these researchers, it is imperative that some ants rest while others work to conserve food, energy and resources for the colony. And the larger the colony, the more important this work-rest balance becomes. [Read more…]

‘Frozen’ to show at Leach Theatre

frozen_custom_made_poster_3_by_hky91-d6fcw4d-290x427Disney’s animated film “Frozen” will be shown at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month as part of the Leach Theatre Family Film Series.

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U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T among top online graduate programs

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T's online degree programs among the best in the nation.

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T’s online degree programs among the best in the nation.

Fifteen online graduate degree programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs rankings.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings were released today (Tuesday, Jan. 10) and are available online at www.usnews.com. [Read more…]

Visitors invited to view the Pleiades Cluster at S&T Observatory

the-pleiades-star-cluster-11637_960_720The public is invited to view the Pleiades, a cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope in January.

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New Missouri S&T research center to focus on environment, energy

Dr. Philip Whitefield

Dr. Philip Whitefield

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s newest research center, the Center for Research in Energy and Environment, was established effective Jan. 1. The center will address energy and environmental research under the direction of Dr. Philip Whitefield, chair and professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T.

The newly created center combines two existing research centers at Missouri S&T into one. The Energy Research and Development Center and the Environmental Research Center will no longer be stand-alone groups. [Read more…]