Author: Delia Croessmann

American military historian reflects on 75th anniversary of D-Day

Posted by on May 26, 2019

Even 75 years later, Omaha Beach is better known than understood, says Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian who has studied the battle for Omaha for 25 years. “Only two kinds of people are going to be on this beach,” Col. George Taylor, commander of the U.S. Army’s lead assault regiment on D-Day told […]

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Robin Verble: In the right place at the right time

Posted by on May 22, 2019

Tracking the state of the ecosystem by studying its forests, fires and insect population makes Robin Verble tick, and she uses her findings to help advance healthy and sustainable management of natural areas. Verble joined Missouri S&T in summer 2018 as founding director of its Ozark Research Field Station and associate professor of biological sciences. […]

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Missouri S&T Renaissance Student Awards granted to graduates for mastery in diverse fields

Posted by on May 7, 2019

Alexandra Garland, a graduating senior in geological engineering from Breese, Illinois, has earned Missouri S&T’s 2019 Renaissance Student Award. Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and the arts, languages and philosophy department presented the award, which included a $1,000 prize, in a ceremony on campus May 6 at the Havener Center.

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Missouri S&T joins LIGO and Virgo’s newest research on neutron star smash-ups

Posted by on May 2, 2019

This spring semester, Missouri S&T became the state’s only institution to join the worldwide LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves. This research explores the fundamental physics of gravity using the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool for astronomical discovery.

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Increasing ‘grit’ personality trait is possible, predicting college students’ improved academic success

Posted by on April 26, 2019

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.

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Beth Kania-Gosche named chair of teacher education and certification at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche, formerly the associate dean of the School of Education and professor of education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, has been named founding chair of the department of teacher education and certification at Missouri S&T. Her appointment begins July 1.

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Missouri S&T grad helps capture first-ever image of a black hole

Posted by on April 11, 2019

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For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a black hole, and a Missouri S&T graduate played an important role. Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is among the collaborators on the international Event Horizon Telescope project to produce the first direct images of a black hole. Baganoff earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1985.

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Researchers discover an economical way to produce high-performance thin films for electronics

Posted by on April 11, 2019

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.

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S&T teacher education student and Rolla Middle School teacher selected for Space Symposium

Posted by on April 5, 2019

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The Space Foundation chose a Missouri University of Science and Technology education student and her mentor teacher at Rolla Middle School to attend the 35th Space Symposium this month. They will serve as teacher liaisons at the symposium April 8-11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Missouri S&T physics professor publishes poetry book

Posted by on April 1, 2019

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Dr. Agnes Vojta, a teaching professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is celebrating the release of her first book of poems, “Porous Land.”

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