Department of History and Political Science

Missouri S&T Constitution Day focuses on 14th Amendment

Posted by on September 10, 2021

Celebrate national Constitution Day at Missouri S&T and hear an S&T historian discuss two former students who were key to the campus’s desegregation in 1950.

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Missouri S&T hosts first in series of national critical minerals workshops

Posted by on July 19, 2021

What are critical minerals, where do we find them, and why are they considered critical? Leading critical-minerals experts from across the country discussed these questions and more during a virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 2-3. The workshop provided insight and answers to issues surrounding materials such as cobalt for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, germanium for transistors, tellurium for solar cells and rare earth elements for magnets and electronics.

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Sheppard named first Christensen Fellow at S&T

Posted by on July 6, 2021

Dr. Kathleen Sheppard has been named Missouri S&T’s first Christensen Fellow of history and political science. The fellowship provides funding for faculty to travel to find and study original source materials to support their research, as well as to provide funding for research assistants, memberships in professional organizations, summer salaries and publishing costs.

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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 undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators virtually

Posted by on April 1, 2021

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will exhibit their latest research projects virtually for the state’s top legislators throughout the week of April 12.

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History professor writes new ‘history of the losers’ of the Protestant Reformation

Posted by on March 24, 2021

A Missouri S&T history professor has written a new book about the history of the Protestant Reformation, using new digital tools to find patterns in centuries-old letters.

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Missouri S&T students create digital story map to trace Trail of Tears journey through Missouri

Posted by on February 23, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology students created a digital exhibit to tell the story of how thousands of Native Americans travelled through Missouri nearly 200 years ago on a forced march westward that became known as the “Trail of Tears.” Students in Dr. Justin Pope’s Native American History course at Missouri S&T developed the […]

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Missouri S&T 150th events a part of statewide Bicentennial Alliance

Posted by on February 2, 2021

Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration is joining the state of Missouri’s Bicentennial Alliance to host a lecture series on the history and culture of the region.

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First-year scholars undeterred by unusual beginning

Posted by on November 24, 2020

First-year students Garrett Blum and Hannah Tillery, Missouri S&T’s inaugural Evans Dean’s Scholars, have chosen different academic paths, but their life histories and achievements are noticeably parallel.

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S&T’s first history fellowship honors faculty mentor

Posted by on November 3, 2020

With a gift of $250,000, Missouri S&T history alumnus Cordell Smith has established the university’s first endowment to fund the research efforts of S&T history and political science faculty. The Lawrence O. Christensen Endowed Faculty Fellowship honors late Missouri historian and S&T professor Dr. Lawrence Christensen.

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