Award-winning paleontologist Joseph J. Kchodl, better known as “Paleo Joe,” will discuss “Digging for Dinosaurs in Utah” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the Missouri S&T campus. The talk will be held in Planje Auditorium (Room 204) of McNutt Hall and is open to the public.Read More »
Fine Linen Theatre grows into Rolla fixture — with plenty of help from Missouri S&T community members
Sixteen years ago, Dr. Keith Nisbett and his wife, Kim, didn’t set out to create an entrenched artistic home for amateur actors across south-central Missouri. As homeschool parents, they simply wanted to provide eldest daughter Amy, then a teenager, with the opportunity to perform on stage.That first show — From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, an adaptation of a popular children’s book — quickly became a full-fledged production. And as the nonprofit theater has laid down roots in Rolla, it’s evolved from a Nisbett family affair into a full-fledged community theater, with a healthy dose of participation by Missouri S&T students, staff, other faculty members and the community.Read More »
Ted Day, owner and chief executive officer of MO-Sci Corp. of Rolla, and Lister Florence, information technology specialist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Rolla, are the newest members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology Board of Trustees.Read More »
University of Missouri System initiates nationwide search for Missouri S&T chancellor; announces search committee members
University of Missouri System President Mun Choi today announced the start of a nationwide search for the position of chancellor at Missouri S&T. The search will be led by the UM System HR Executive Initiatives team.Read More »
Dr. Gregory E. Hilmas, a ceramic engineer and leading expert in methods to create more durable, next-generation materials, has been named chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T.
The Curators’ Distinguished Professor of ceramic engineering has served as interim department chair since July 2017. He succeeds Dr. Matthew J. O’Keefe, executive director of the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi
Eight student groups at Missouri S&T are joining forces as the fall semester begins to raise money to help their fellow students in need.Read More »
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Avery Welker of Perryville, Missouri, a Ph.D. student in petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T, to serve as the student representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, the governing board for the four-campus university system.Read More »
For traditional students, non-traditional adult learners, military veterans and the value-conscious, Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the nation’s best universities, according to the latest rankings by the college ratings site College Factual.Read More »
Growing up in northeast China, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T gradually found her calling.Read More »
By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria. A biochemical engineer at Missouri S&T has patented a method of removing these harmful elements from water and also from pharmaceutical formulations. Her goal: improve drug safety and increase access to clean drinking water in the developing world.
The technique, as outlined in a July 2016 article in the journal Nanotechnology, involves a one-step phase separation method, using a syringe pump, to synthesize the nanoparticles. Those polymer nanoparticles have a high endotoxin removal efficiency of nearly 1 million endotoxin units per milliliter of water, using only a few micrograms of the material.