Month: April 2019
Missouri S&T will welcome a new dean of the library this summer. Dr. Hsin-liang (Oliver) Chen will begin his position as dean of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library on July 1, 2019. He will also have a courtesy appointment in Missouri S&T’s business and information technology department.Read More »
A Mars rover designed and built by students broke ground on an 8,000-square-foot expansion of the Kummer Student Design Center at Missouri S&T on Friday, April 26. The expansion will double the size of the design center, home of Missouri S&T’s 20 student design teams.Read More »
Eight electrical and computer engineers with ties to Missouri S&T were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering during the academy’s induction ceremony, which was held at the Comfort Suites Conference Center in Rolla, Missouri, on April 25.Read More »
Nine professionals with ties to chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T were inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri S&T during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 25.Read More »
Fourteen professionals with ties to Missouri S&T were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Civil Engineers during the academy’s induction ceremony, which was held Thursday, April 25, at Hasselmann Alumni House.Read More »
Dr. John F. “Jack” Carney III, former chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology, died Wednesday, April 24, at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was 77.
Carney’s appointment as chancellor at Missouri S&T began on Sept. 1, 2005. He retired on Aug. 31, 2011.
“Our entire university family is saddened by Jack’s passing, and we extend our sincere condolences to Jack’s family,” says Dr. Christopher G. Maples, Missouri S&T interim chancellor. “His warmth of character and strength as a leader who loved this university will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. He leaves a lasting legacy at a university he helped to transform in many positive ways.”Read More »
Increasing ‘grit’ personality trait is possible, predicting college students’ improved academic success
Current psychological studies suggest that the personality trait of “grit,” or strength of character, is a better predictor of academic success among college students than more commonly used measures such as a standardized test scores and demographic indicators.Read More »