Author: Patrick Collins

New roles announced for Richard Brow, Stephen Roberts

Posted by on March 1, 2024

Dr. Richard K. Brow, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering, has been appointed executive director of operations for the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development, effective Friday, March 1. Brow succeeds Dr. Stephen Roberts as chief operating officer of the Kummer Institute. Roberts will remain in his role as chief strategy officer through the end of the academic year to lead new initiatives on behalf of the university.

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FIRST Tech Challenge returns to Missouri University of Science and Technology March 2

Posted by on February 28, 2024

Learning takes center stage – or the gymnasium floor, in this case – starting at 11:30 a.m.  Saturday, March 2, when FIRST Tech Challenge returns to Missouri University of Science and Technology for its Missouri/Kansas championship. The acronym FIRST stands for for inspiration and recognition of science and technology.

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S&T students encouraged to draw their own conclusions about AI, other emerging technologies

Posted by on February 26, 2024

Rather than teaching the business impact of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and digital transformations as stand-alone topics, an S&T graduate course encourages students to consider an array of sources in forming their own opinion about technologies that promise to change the world.

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Missouri S&T’s online engineering management graduate degree program ranks third in nation

Posted by on February 8, 2024

Missouri S&T continues to garner recognition as a top-ranked university in the nation for students pursuing graduate degrees in engineering, with the school’s online master’s in engineering management on the rise, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings.

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Wanting to see what’s out there

Posted by on February 4, 2024

For Joseph Nguyen, being pushed – or gently nudged – in directions he may otherwise not have chosen is one of the top benefits of being a Kummer Vanguard Scholar. Shifting to an entrepreneurial mindset is one area he’s ventured into because of such encouragement. Research is another. “When I heard ‘undergraduate research’ I thought […]

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Unlocking the mysteries of the human brain

Posted by on February 4, 2024

Inspired by TED Talks and driven to build happiness in addition to but beyond her role of mother and homemaker, Angela Rayle’s journey to S&T was guided by a nagging, recurring question: If she didn’t have to work for money, what would she do with her life? “I realized I’d go to school and learn,” […]

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Missouri S&T consortium wins grant to modernize state’s defense manufacturing

Posted by on January 31, 2024

Using technology to strengthen the global competitiveness of Missouri manufacturers while supporting the defense industry is one of the primary goals of a three-year project recently awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. The grant establishes the Missouri Defense Manufacturing Consortium, a partnership of colleges and universities, companies, and manufacturing organizations led by Missouri S&T.

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S&T unveils active learning classroom

Posted by on January 25, 2024

Thanks to faculty know-how supported by S&T benefactors, students are learning the basics of project management in an environment that eschews a traditional classroom aesthetic for a space that inspires collaboration. Designed in accordance with the principles of active learning, the Fritzmeyer Family Active Learning Classroom, located in Room 104 of the Engineering Management Building, opened at the beginning of the fall 2023 semester.

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Missouri S&T mourns the death of benefactor June Kummer

Posted by on January 12, 2024

June Marie Kummer, who worked alongside her late husband and Missouri S&T graduate Fred S. Kummer to build a general contracting business into the world’s largest design-build firm for health care and financial facilities, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in St. Louis. She was 93.

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James D. Sterling named vice provost and founding dean of Missouri S&T’s Kummer College

Posted by on January 8, 2024

Dr. James D. Sterling, whose teaching and research interests include applied entrepreneurship and bioengineering, has been named vice provost and founding dean of the Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Sterling is a professor in the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California, which is a member of the Claremont University Consortium.

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