Department of Biological Sciences

Missouri S&T announces new faculty fellows for NSF program

Posted by on May 8, 2024

Two faculty members at Missouri S&T have been selected for the university’s second cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.

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From shoulder pads to a stethoscope – S&T scholar athlete eyes medical school 

Posted by on April 29, 2024

William Jeffries, a senior in biological sciences from Fulton, Missouri, has played offensive lineman on the football team for all four years of his time at Missouri S&T. He was named a GLVC All-Academic team member twice – in 2020 and 2022. It’s a tradition he has carried over from his high school playing career, where he earned academic all-state honors.

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Fighting fire dispatcher burnout

Posted by on January 24, 2024

Emergency response dispatchers are the first people who receive calls about active fires. These workers need to quickly make decisions, send responses and coordinate logistics. But the job doesn’t end there for wildfires, because there may be a need for air tankers and helicopters, and then the dispatchers will need to relay ground information, such as wind direction, to the firefighters on the scene.

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Notable moments of 2023

Posted by on December 14, 2023

In 2023, Missouri S&T broke records for Career Fairs, broke ground for two new buildings and took education on the road with a STEM Mobile. These are among our many achievements this year. Read about 10 notable and newsworthy Missouri S&T moments from 2023.

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A voice for the environment

Posted by on December 6, 2023

Megan Sly, a senior in environmental science from Springfield, Missouri, was originally a vocal performance major at a different university, but decided she wanted to pursue a career in science instead.

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Curators approve Ph.D. programs in bioengineering and biological sciences at S&T 

Posted by on November 16, 2023

The University of Missouri Board of Curators unanimously voted today (Nov. 16) to approve two new Ph.D. programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The new programs in bioengineering and biological sciences support S&T’s continued growth in education and research related to health care and related fields.   The programs now must be approved […]

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Is secondhand smoke from vapes less toxic than from traditional cigarettes?

Posted by on October 23, 2023

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey in 2020, 33.8% of U.S. middle and high school students report that they have been exposed to secondhand e-cigarette aerosols in indoor spaces. But little is known about how inhaling the heated metals, flavorings and other chemicals in the electronic cigarettes affect health.

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S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on October 2, 2023

Missouri S&T welcomed more than 30 new faculty members this year. They bring a wide range of expertise that includes artificial intelligence, astrodynamics, energy economics, energy storage, flood prediction, military history, quantum physics and wearable wireless sensors. The new faculty are:

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Meet S&T at the fair

Posted by on August 1, 2023

The Missouri State Fair will be held Aug. 10-20 in Sedalia, and Missouri S&T invites all fair attendees to experience the best of the university through live demonstrations, virtual reality and more. Look for the Missouri S&T signs near the Grandstand across from the MO-AG Theatre and Farm Bureau buildings.

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S&T researchers developing new dressings for better wound care

Posted by on August 1, 2023

Missouri S&T researchers are developing new 3D-printed hydrogel dressings to speed up and improve the healing process for patients with second-degree burns.

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