The Solar Car Team unpacks the solar panes for the car after the car was returned following the vinyl decals installation.              Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T Solar Car team to race across the country

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race a solar-powered car approximately 1,800 miles against teams from around the nation in the American Solar Challenge, a competition for collegiate design teams.

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Missouri S&T student Katie Bartels is studying salt marshes this summer in Oregon as part of an EPA fellowship.
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Bartels travels west on ‘Grand Challenge’ topic with EPA

There are few places that have better summers than the United States’ Pacific Northwest. Mild temperatures, clear days, low humidity — and no rain.

Missouri University of Science and Technology student Katherine Bartels, a senior in environmental engineering from Independence, Missouri, is experiencing this year’s Pacific Northwest summer through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship. Bartels is working out of Newport, Oregon, studying salt marshes’ ability to remove nitrogen from the ecosystem.

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Dr. Jonghyun Park oversees high school students Daniel Yoon and Jessica Slavick during the Summer Research Academy. The project focuses on energy storage as Daniel creates a lithium ion battery.                Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Summer solutions

High school students experience intensity of lab life in six-week research academy Jessica Slavick and Daniel Yoon could be spending their summer idly soaking in the sun at the neighborhood pool, or earning extra cash as a coffee barista or movie theater usher.

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The Solar Car Team unpacks the solar panes for the car after the car was returned following the vinyl decals installation.              Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T Solar Car team to race across the country

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race a solar-powered car approximately 1,800 miles against teams from around the nation in the American Solar Challenge, a competition for collegiate design teams.

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Headlines

Missouri S&T to launch first MOOC in July

Missouri University of Science and Technology will enter the world of massive open online courses when it launches its first MOOC later this month. The course, “Effective Strategies for Group Work,” is designed to give educators strategies for incorporating group work into their own classes.

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Burken takes chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering department

Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is now the department’s chair after signing an agreement on Thursday July 14.

Burken had been the department’s interim chair since December after previously serving as the department’s associate chair. Although his title has changed, he says he’ll still be involved in research and teaching.

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Final Rolla Town Band concert July 21

Hear a mix of marches, pops and classical music this month at the Rolla Town Band’s fourth and final performance of the 2016 season.

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Missouri S&T Solar Car team to race across the country

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race a solar-powered car approximately 1,800 miles against teams from around the nation in the American Solar Challenge, a competition for collegiate design teams.

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Elmore named an ASCE Fellow

Curt Elmore Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Curt Elmore, professor of geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named an American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow.

Elmore has spent the last 30 years in the water resources and environmental engineering field. Before joining the Missouri S&T faculty in 2001, he was a consulting engineer specializing in remedial design at large formerly used defense Superfund sites.

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Learn more about biology at Missouri S&T’s BioBuilder workshops

The local community and Missouri K-12 teachers can learn about the importance of synthetic biology and its role in our everyday lives by attending one of a series of hands-on, interactive summer workshop this July at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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For alumnus Tyrone Smith, a third trip to the Olympics

A decade ago, Tyrone Smith was in the process of completing one of the top careers by a student-athlete at Missouri S&T, one that saw him earn three All-America awards in the long jump and finish as the national runner-up on two occasions.

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Richard Brow named interim vice provost and dean for College of Engineering and Computing

Dr. Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim vice provost and dean for the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T effective July 15.

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