Month: July 2022

Kummer Foundation Board of Directors and university donors raise $1 million for bridge scholarships

Posted by on July 27, 2022

A new program to support undergraduate students between their first and second year at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently reached its goal of $1 million, thanks to a $500,000 investment from the Kummer Institute Foundation.

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Missouri S&T reaches new highs for royalty income

Posted by on July 27, 2022

Royalties from patents on commercialized inventions and products bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in income every year for Missouri University of Science and Technology. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022, Missouri S&T took in a record $996,235 in royalty income, an increase of 38% over the previous year.

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Missouri S&T receives $1 million grant to attract, retain and advance women faculty in STEM programs

Posted by on July 27, 2022

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to Missouri S&T to support the university’s efforts to attract, retain and advance more women faculty into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Jessica Cundiff, associate professor of psychological science, will lead the three-year project, which is intended to increase the representation of […]

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S&T recognized for photography, alumni reunion in international competition

Posted by on July 21, 2022

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently announced its 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards winners. Missouri S&T won a grand gold award – the highest honor possible – for Miner Athletics photography in the portraits category and a bronze award in the special events category for the university’s Virtual Golden Alumni Reunion.

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. graduate wins $70,000 Laegeler Fellowship for solar farm protection research

Posted by on July 21, 2022

Research into new designs to help solar panels withstand severe weather threats landed a $70,000 fellowship for Yi Zhao, who earned a Ph.D. from Missouri S&T this spring. The Laegeler Sustainable Energy Fellowship – from Concept to Reality was created by two Missouri S&T graduates and will provide a stipend and benefits for Zhao to conduct postdoctoral research at S&T.

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The rise of renewable energy means utility companies must change business models

Posted by on July 21, 2022

With the rise of individual households producing surplus power via solar panels and selling energy back to power companies, the profitability of electric companies could drop and lead to acquisitions and mergers. The electric industry has also seen changes in renewable energy integration and regulatory changes that could lead to shrinking profits and firm consolidations.

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In new book, S&T historian explores archaeologists’ and Egyptologists’ social networks

Posted by on July 20, 2022

When most of us think of social networks, we think of connecting digitally with others through sites like Facebook, TikTok or Twitter. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, an associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses a different type of social network – a physical network of archaeologists, Egyptologists, […]

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Borrok named interim dean of S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing

Posted by on July 13, 2022

Dr. David Borrok, associate dean for research in Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), has accepted the role of interim vice provost and CEC dean effective Aug. 1.

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Moats named chair of materials science and engineering

Posted by on July 12, 2022

Dr. Michael Moats, professor of materials science and engineering (MSE), has accepted the role of MSE chair effective August 1. Moats has served as interim MSE chair since July 12, 2021.

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S&T graduate student earns Pat Tillman Scholarship

Posted by on July 11, 2022

Elizabeth Tarbox, a graduate student in environmental engineering at Missouri S&T from Springfield, Missouri, has been named a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar in recognition of her military service and work on humanitarian missions to provide disaster relief.

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