Academics & Faculty

International orchestras to perform Missouri composer’s modern musical composition

Posted by on October 17, 2019

Three orchestras across the globe will perform an original composition, “Burst,” by Dr. Kyle Wernke, orchestra director at Missouri S&T. This week, Ablaze Records will release a recording of the piece performed by Czech Republic orchestra Brno Philharmonic on Orchestral Masters, Volume 6. Two other orchestras in Tampa Bay, Florida, and Paris will perform the work for live audiences in the coming months.

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Missouri S&T joins dark energy experiment to solve accelerating cosmos mystery

Posted by on September 26, 2019

Missouri S&T has joined the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) as one of 11 international institutions that are collaborating to define the force causing the accelerated expansion of the universe.

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Larry Gragg’s new book details Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot

Posted by on September 24, 2019

In his new book released in late August, Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T, tells the behind-the-scenes story of Las Vegas’ meteoric rise to becoming the multi-billion dollar tourist industry it is today.

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Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education

Posted by on September 23, 2019

Missouri S&T has received a $1.96 million grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase and install a new supercomputing system on its campus in Rolla.

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Wang earns award for aerosol research

Posted by on August 29, 2019

Dr. Yang Wang recently earned the a Ph.D. Award from the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF), or Association for Aerosol Research, based in Germany. Wang, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, received the award at the association’s General Assembly in Sweden this August.

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Missouri S&T physics professor celebrates 50 years of teaching excellence

Posted by on August 29, 2019

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will honor Dr. Jerry L. Peacher, associate chair and professor of physics, who has shared five decades of teaching excellence with Missouri S&T. CASB will host a reception in his honor 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Carver-Turner Room […]

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Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book

Posted by on August 24, 2019

A Las Vegas historian is telling the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s meteoric rise into becoming the multi-billion-dollar tourist industry it is today in a new book. “The rise in Las Vegas tourism from one million visitors in 1950, to ten million in 1960 was no accident,” says Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching […]

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Missouri S&T welcomes 19 new faculty members

Posted by on August 14, 2019

With expertise ranging from environmental ethics to internet security and privacy, 19 new and promoted faculty will be welcomed to Missouri S&T this fall.

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Researchers to quantify and reduce harmful black carbon emissions from jet fuels in global aviation

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Missouri S&T recently received $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine emissions characteristics of non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM), or black carbon, from burning conventional and sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJFs) in jet engines at cruise altitudes.

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Missouri S&T appoints new associate dean

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, will become associate dean for research and external relations in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) effective July 1, 2019. She has served in this role as an interim since July 1, 2018.

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