Author: Andrew Careaga

Missouri S&T names Danny Tang new CIO

Posted by on April 6, 2021

Danny Tang, senior director of research services at the University of Iowa, has been named chief information officer (CIO) at Missouri S&T. He will join Missouri S&T on July 1. “Danny brings extensive experience in leading IT transformations at two prominent research universities and is an innovative thinker who will contribute greatly to our vision […]

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Missouri S&T MBA program among nation’s best, U.S. News & World Report says

Posted by on March 30, 2021

Missouri S&T has long been known for the quality of its engineering and science programs. Now, it is making a name for itself in business education. For the first time since the university began offering business degrees 20 years ago, Missouri S&T has made U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of “Best Business Schools” […]

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Newly named ant species has a Missouri S&T connection

Posted by on March 12, 2021

Until recently, Syscia sumnichti was just one of 10,000 to 30,000 nameless species of ants. Today, this inconspicuous little ant, native to Central America, has not only a name, but also a connection to Missouri S&T. Syscia sumnichti made its debut in a research paper published this month by Dr. John Longino, a professor of […]

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Newly discovered material may ease wear and tear on extraterrestrial vehicles

Posted by on March 11, 2021

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover continues to explore the surface of Mars, scientists on Earth have developed a new nanoscale metal carbide that could act as a “superlubricant” to reduce wear and tear on future rovers. Researchers in Missouri S&T’s chemistry department and Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, working with a class of […]

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S&T researchers in the mix to develop new super-hard materials to stir steel

Posted by on February 25, 2021

Three researchers from Missouri S&T are part of a nationwide collaboration to synthesize inexpensive materials hard enough to literally stir two pieces of steel together and create some of the hardest materials ever produced. With funding from a five-year, $7.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) competition, the […]

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Missouri S&T students create digital story map to trace Trail of Tears journey through Missouri

Posted by on February 23, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology students created a digital exhibit to tell the story of how thousands of Native Americans travelled through Missouri nearly 200 years ago on a forced march westward that became known as the “Trail of Tears.” Students in Dr. Justin Pope’s Native American History course at Missouri S&T developed the […]

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Missouri S&T reports no active COVID-19 cases

Posted by on February 13, 2021

For the first time since the start of the fall 2020 semester last August, Missouri S&T has no reported active cases of COVID-19 among its student and employee population. But university administrators and medical experts say it’s still too soon to relax precautions against the virus. “This is great news, but we cannot let down […]

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Missouri S&T cooperating on investigation

Posted by on February 10, 2021

Missouri S&T is cooperating with the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department on an investigation related to a charge of possession of child pornography. The South Central Missouri Computer Crime Task Force announced today (Wednesday, Feb. 10) that Neil Outar was charged with possession of child pornography. Outar, who was the university’s chief diversity officer, is no […]

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Missouri S&T among winners in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Posted by on February 1, 2021

The success of NASA’s future plans to explore and inhabit the moon may depend in part on research by university students, including a team of seven from Missouri University of Science and Technology who have won a grant from the space agency to develop a way to remove lunar dust from power-producing solar cells. The […]

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Georgia Tech leader Dr. Colin Potts named Missouri S&T’s new provost

Posted by on January 27, 2021

Dr. Colin Potts, vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of interactive computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, will become provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Missouri S&T effective June 1.  “Dr. Potts is a dynamic and effective leader who brings an exceptional record of academic and administrative experience to S&T,” says […]

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