Department of Biological Sciences

S&T field laboratory continues to expand learning opportunities

Posted by on June 22, 2022

Staff at Missouri S&T’s biological resource site, the Ozark Research Field Station, have already hosted several summer classes this semester, covering topics such as field biology, insect ecology and vegetation of the Ozarks. And soon, the field station’s offerings could expand thanks to a gift from S&T alumnus Michael Haynes.

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Researching for public health

Posted by on May 24, 2022

Maya Washington wants people to maximize their physical potential and knows that actions speak louder than words. That is why she is researching the effects of autoimmune diseases on mesenchymal stem cells. These cells have a broad range of potential clinical applications and are a central building block in both engineering and cell therapies.

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Learning through teaching

Posted by on March 14, 2022

In 2021, student teacher Sarah Darknell was cutting her teeth in the classroom in Newburg, Missouri, learning how to gain and keep student attention while presenting lessons in biology to high schoolers. Little did she know that only months later she would be taking the reins as a teacher in the classroom before she has even completed her Missouri S&T degree.

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They shoot, they score

Posted by on February 24, 2022

This season, the Missouri S&T’s Women’s Basketball program saw not just one, but two team members surpass 1,000 points in their careers. Alex Kerr and Laura Rodriguez were the 16th and 17th members of the team in history, respectively, to earn the achievement.

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$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2022

Twelve Missouri S&T research teams have received inaugural Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation to support their efforts to attract grants from funding organizations. Totaling $365,000, the first 12 Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation projects and principal investigators are:

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Tackling modern health care

Posted by on January 3, 2022

Justin Onwugbufor believes that his success on and off the field at Missouri S&T is based in a favorite saying of his grandmother’s – prepare, produce, prosper.

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Missouri S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching, experiential learning

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology celebrated faculty excellence at an awards banquet Dec. 9 on campus. Honorees include:

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S&T toxicologist aims to save butterflies

Posted by on December 14, 2021

Dr. Niranjana Krishnan, an assistant research professor in biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, says that certain insecticides are better than others for minimally impacting animal habitats. Krishnan recently published her research on milkweed plant habitats near corn and soybean fields in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

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Learn about the psychological and biological impact of COVID at panel discussion

Posted by on November 22, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted almost every person and changed the way many view the world. In an interdisciplinary panel discussion this November, three faculty from Missouri S&T will explore the challenges that society faces related to the spread of the virus.

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New environmental science degree approved for S&T

Posted by on November 9, 2021

A new bachelor’s degree in environmental science will soon be offered at Missouri S&T. The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education recently approved Missouri S&T’s proposal to create the new bachelor of science degree.

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