Month: May 2020

College of Engineering and Computing honors graduate students

Posted by on May 28, 2020

Seven Ph.D. students at Missouri S&T received dean’s honors on Thursday, May 28, from the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in recognition of their scholarly contributions and teaching excellence in their field. The honorees represent five departments within the college.

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Missouri S&T alumnus named chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Posted by on May 26, 2020

Dr. David Bayless returns to Missouri S&T on Jan. 1, 2021, as the new chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering. A 1987 Missouri S&T mechanical engineering graduate, Bayless is the graduate chair of mechanical engineering and Gerald Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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Leach Theatre delays start of 2020-21 CPAS season

Posted by on May 22, 2020

In the interest of public health and safety, Missouri S&T’s Leach Theatre has announced that its Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will be delayed until winter 2020. The change comes after the theater canceled the last of its spring 2019 season due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Missouri S&T offers online medallion and certificate courses this summer

Posted by on May 22, 2020

Individuals interested in earning credentials in specialized fields to give them an advantage in the workforce now have dozens of opportunities this summer through Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing. Missouri S&T will offer courses online this summer beginning Monday, June 8. Among the offerings are stand-alone medallion courses in 19 areas – from […]

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Missouri S&T researchers work to develop simple test for breast cancer

Posted by on May 22, 2020

The American Cancer Society notes that detecting breast cancer early can lead to better outcomes, but current methods to detect cancer at its earliest stages can be invasive, uncomfortable and inaccurate. This is why a pair of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are teaming up to develop a urine test to determine whether a patient may be at increased risk of having breast cancer.

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‘Staying Upbeat and Focused’ webinar to support women in business

Posted by on May 21, 2020

Women in business can stay motivated by learning from and sharing strategies with others at a Women in Business virtual seminar held this June titled “Staying Upbeat and Focused.”

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Hand sanitizer from a whiskey still

Posted by on May 19, 2020

Adam Stumpf, ME’10, was focused on making bourbon, whiskey and vodka at his craft distillery when the coronavirus began to sweep across the United States. His wife and business partner, Laura, soon noticed that hand sanitizer was gone from store shelves. The Stumpfs had plenty of alcohol available, so why not convert the business from beverages to hand sanitizer? Stumpf says it was a no-brainer.

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S&T researcher examines if AI have a mind of their own

Posted by on May 18, 2020

Most people encounter artificial intelligence (AI) every day in their personal and professional lives. Without giving it a second thought, people ask Alexa to add soda to a shopping list, drive with Google Maps and add filters to their Snapchat – all examples of AI use. But a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is examining what is considered evidence of AIs having a “mind,” which will show when a person perceives AI actions as morally wrong.

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Missouri S&T students chosen as commencement speakers

Posted by on May 15, 2020

Five graduating students at Missouri University of Science and Technology were chosen as spring 2020 commencement speakers at Missouri S&T. In-person ceremonies have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, so the students will speak during a special virtual celebration. The virtual Celebration of Graduates will begin at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, May 16, on Missouri […]

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Missouri S&T names new chair of chemical and biochemical engineering

Posted by on May 15, 2020

Dr. Hu Yang will begin his new role as chair of the chemical and biochemical engineering department at Missouri S&T on Aug. 1. Yang comes to Rolla from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is the Qimonda Endowed Chair in chemical and life science engineering, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutics. “Dr. Yang’s experience in biochemical engineering […]

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