Author: Sarah Potter

Missouri S&T research uncovers possible trigger for beginnings of life on Earth as we know it

Posted by on July 9, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, […]

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Missouri S&T appoints Dr. Kathleen Drowne interim dean of College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Posted by on July 1, 2019

Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Drowne, associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri S&T, has been named interim vice provost and dean of CASB, effective July 1, 2019. Drowne moves into the position as Dr. Stephen Roberts, CASB’s vice provost and dean since 2014, begins serving as Missouri […]

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Missouri S&T appoints Neil Outar as chief diversity officer

Posted by on June 26, 2019

Neil Outar, interim chief diversity officer (CDO) at Missouri S&T since August 2017, will become the university’s CDO effective July 1, 2019.   “Neil has been very effective as interim chief diversity officer over the past two years, and I’m very pleased to appoint him to the permanent position,” says Missouri S&T Chancellor Christopher G. […]

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Missouri S&T graduate and fourth-generation family business owner contributes $550,000 to new Classroom Learning Center

Posted by on June 17, 2019

Construction begins in July on a new Classroom Learning Center at Missouri S&T. Robert M. Williams Jr., president and CEO of St. Louis-based Williams Patent Crusher and Pulverizer Co., and a 1974 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, has contributed $550,000 to the university in support of the project. His gift will fund the learning […]

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Missouri S&T Mars Rover finishes in top five in international competition

Posted by on June 3, 2019

For the third consecutive year, the Mars Rover Design Team at Missouri S&T was among the top five finishers in the annual University Rover Challenge, an international competition held at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. The Missouri S&T team finished fifth in the international event, which was won by the Kielce University […]

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Missouri S&T commencement speaker shares life experiences, encourages graduates

Posted by on May 18, 2019

At three commencement ceremonies May 17-18, Bipin Doshi of Mishawaka, Indiana, retired chairman, president and CEO of Schafer Industries of South Bend, Indiana, encouraged Missouri S&T graduates with stories from his life and practical advice for success. He assured students that they were prepared for the next phase of their lives. “The administration and faculty […]

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Students use a driving simulator to test roadway design before construction

Posted by on May 14, 2019

Two undergraduate students at Missouri S&T used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route 160 widening project from Springfield to Willard, Missouri. David Doell, a senior from Eureka, Missouri, who graduates this week with a degree in engineering management, and Matt DeMoss, an […]

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Missouri S&T to hire new library dean this summer

Posted by on April 30, 2019

Missouri S&T will welcome a new dean of the library this summer. Dr. Hsin-liang (Oliver) Chen will begin his position as dean of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library on July 1, 2019. He will also have a courtesy appointment in Missouri S&T’s business and information technology department.

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Missouri S&T breaks ground on expansion, doubling the space for student design teams

Posted by on April 29, 2019

A Mars rover designed and built by students broke ground on an 8,000-square-foot expansion of the Kummer Student Design Center at Missouri S&T on Friday, April 26. The expansion will double the size of the design center, home of Missouri S&T’s 20 student design teams.

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Dr. Kathleen Sheppard is Missouri S&T’s 2019 Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Missouri S&T celebrated Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science, as the 2019 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, April 24) during a campus ceremony.

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