Author: Andrew Careaga

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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Campus maintenance and repair projects supported through federal funds

Posted by on January 19, 2021

Missouri S&T recently received over $4.68 million in federal funds to support two maintenance and repair projects: replacement of a 1950s-era electrical substation and removal of the university’s decommissioned power plant. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced over $68 million in federal funds for infrastructure and capital improvements at Missouri colleges and universities. “Public universities […]

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Entrepreneurial STEM students wanted for new Ph.D. program

Posted by on January 13, 2021

Powered by a $300 million gift to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation in the STEM fields, Missouri University of Science and Technology has established a new Ph.D. fellowship program for innovation-minded students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The new Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Doctoral Fellows Program provides 12-month […]

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Chancellor Dehghani hosts virtual town hall for upcoming spring semester

Posted by on January 8, 2021

Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani will host a virtual town hall Thursday, Jan. 14, to discuss planning and preparations for the spring 2021 academic semester. The town hall will be held 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, on Zoom. To access the meeting, log on at umsystem.zoom.us/j/99987504788. The chancellor will be joined by a panel of […]

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2020 in the news: unprecedented in many ways

Posted by on December 22, 2020

It’s become a cliche to refer to all things 2020 as “unprecedented.” But for Missouri S&T, that phrase holds true this year — and not just because of the pandemic. Several firsts — including a milestone anniversary, groundbreaking gifts, a Miner in the NFL and of course our response to COVID-19 — top our list […]

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New Kummer Vanguard Scholarships designed to draw more STEM students to S&T

Posted by on December 14, 2020

High school seniors interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) programs next fall now have a new scholarship program to support their efforts. The new Kummer Vanguard Scholars program at Missouri University of Science and Technology provides annual scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000 for four years to qualified and deserving students. […]

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20 significant research stories of 2020

Posted by on December 9, 2020

There’s a lot about 2020 that many of us would rather forget. Despite the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri S&T researchers advanced the frontiers of technical, scientific and scholarly discovery in many ways in 2020. Here are 20 examples. Combating COVID-19 The global pandemic led researchers everywhere to seek ways to detect the […]

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