Department of Biological Sciences

Missouri S&T to host STEMFest Oct. 2

Posted by on September 28, 2021

Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration will continue with a celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics at STEMFest this October.

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S&T adds medical lab science certification as a biological sciences emphasis area

Posted by on July 22, 2021

A new program at Missouri S&T will allow those interested in the field of medical laboratory science to study in the Missouri S&T biological sciences department for three years and then finish their degree with a year of clinical professional study at one of three certified Missouri hospital programs.

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Missouri S&T student nominated to education advisory board

Posted by on July 14, 2021

Missouri S&T student Thuraia Ibrahim has been appointed to the Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation (MABEP) as a student advisor. Ibrahim is a junior in biological sciences with an emphasis in secondary education from Rolla, Missouri.

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Missouri S&T plans new degree in environmental science

Posted by on June 24, 2021

To meet the growing demand and interest in environmental sustainability, Missouri S&T plans to add a new bachelor’s degree in environmental science.

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S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

Posted by on May 12, 2021

Nineteen students in eight categories received recognition and cash awards as winners of the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri S&T. The conference featured oral and poster exhibitions that represented work from students in nearly every major at Missouri S&T. First-place winners were awarded a cash prize of $500. Second- and third-place finishers received $250 and $100, respectively.

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Missouri S&T Renaissance Student Award goes to Raelynn Twohy

Posted by on May 11, 2021

Raelynn Twohy, a senior in biological sciences and psychology from St. Peters, Missouri, has earned Missouri S&T’s Renaissance Student Award for 2021. The award was presented Thursday, May 6, in a virtual ceremony hosted by the department of arts, languages, and philosophy, and includes a $1,000 prize.

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Terry Wilson named S&T Women’s Advocate of the Year

Posted by on April 21, 2021

Terry Wilson, associate teaching professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 21.

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Missouri S&T professor surprised with first Dean’s Medal from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Posted by on March 31, 2021

Missouri S&T biology professor Dr. David Westenberg is the first recipient of the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Student Success in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB). Members of the Dean’s Leadership Council Faculty Excellence Committee surprised Westenberg with the award while he was teaching class this morning (Wednesday, March 31).

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Newly named ant species has a Missouri S&T connection

Posted by on March 12, 2021

Until recently, Syscia sumnichti was just one of 10,000 to 30,000 nameless species of ants. Today, this inconspicuous little ant, native to Central America, has not only a name, but also a connection to Missouri S&T. Syscia sumnichti made its debut in a research paper published this month by Dr. John Longino, a professor of […]

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Replacing your furnace filter could help protect from COVID-19

Posted by on February 24, 2021

Until a vaccine is readily available, a high-efficiency furnace filter used along with other precautions could help protect people from COVID-19 while they spend time together indoors. Dr. Yue-Wern Huang, director of S&T’s Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and a professor of biological sciences, is studying bioaerosols – the particles people release when they speak, sing […]

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