Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Plant detective: Missouri S&T professor studies plants as “bio-sentinels” of indoor pollution

Posted by on November 8, 2018

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Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market. They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels.
For Dr. Joel Burken, such plants are far more valuable than as mere window dressing. The Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is an expert in phytoforensics, the process of using plants to study human exposure to pollutants.

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Not so lost in space

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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A pair of teacher education students at Missouri S&T will blast off for the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium on April 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and plan to return to campus with new ideas for their future classrooms.

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Leading the way in the classroom

Posted by on August 24, 2016

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Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher.

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Missouri S&T researcher tracks subsurface water flow

Posted by on May 24, 2016

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By combining computational mathematics and several engineering disciplines, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to consistently predict the underground flow of water through porous terrain with large fractures, channels or conduits.

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Master mentor

Posted by on May 18, 2016

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When he wasn’t studying for his own classes, Juan Remolina, a 2016 Missouri S&T graduate in economics, mathematics and physics, spent much of his academic career at S&T mentoring others. Instead of sleeping in, he got up early to open the Burns and McDonnell Student Success Center or the student ID office. Twelve-hour days on […]

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Learn how to conduct research in extreme locations at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 13, 2016

Dr. James Cochran, professor of statistics and Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama, will present a guest lecture at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month about Statistics Without Borders’ work in locations that include war, famine, terrorism, disease, destruction, corporate corruption and even oppressive government rulers.

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41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

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Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Helicopter pilot described as academically gifted, dedicated to service

Posted by on May 16, 2015

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UPDATE (Sunday, May 17, 2015): The U.S. military joint task force in Okinawa, Japan, has confirmed the identity of Capt. Norgren and all other crew members. Marine Capt. Chris Norgren, a 2007 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology who has been identified as the pilot of a military helicopter that crashed in Nepal […]

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Missouri S&T to host regional mathematics conference

Posted by on March 27, 2015

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The first Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Central States Section Conference will be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology April 11-12.

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University center using flies to unlock Alzheimer’s sleep secrets

Posted by on February 12, 2015

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Researchers in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity are using fruit flies to help unlock some of the secrets surrounding sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

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