Katie Payne – future M.D.

Katie Payne, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Missouri S&T in 2014, is a medical student at UMKC. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Katie Payne, the daughter of a logger and a school teacher, knew she wanted to make a big impact on the world, but it took an anatomy class at Cuba (Mo.) High School to guide her decision to go into medicine.

“When I started telling people I wanted to be a doctor, because I come from a small town with no family background in healthcare, their first reaction was to tell me how unpractical this was,” says Payne, a 2014 biological science graduate of Missouri S&T.

Her choice to attend Missouri S&T started out as an economical one, but when she saw how caring the faculty were, and started on her first research project, she knew she was in the right place. [Read more…]

A top 5 finish for Missouri S&T’s Big Beam Team

The 18-foot-long concrete beam designed by Missouri S&T and UMKC students is tested in S&T's Structural Engineering Research Laboratory

The 18-foot-long concrete beam designed by Missouri S&T and UMKC students is tested in S&T’s Structural Engineering Research Laboratory

A team of civil engineering students from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri-Kansas City finished first in their region and fifth in the nation in a “big beam” competition. [Read more…]

New center at S&T focuses on bioactive ways to repair bones and tissue

At Missouri University of Science and Technology, there’s a new focus on finding ways to help the body fix itself. The Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration officially opened on campus in January of 2008.

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