Academics & Faculty

Researchers validate theory that neutrinos shape the universe

Posted by on November 30, 2020

The effect that nearly massless, subatomic particles called neutrinos have on the formation of galaxies has long been a cosmological mystery — one that physicists have sought to measure since discovering the particles in 1956. But an international research team has created cosmological simulations that accurately depict the role of neutrinos in the evolution of […]

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Missouri S&T physics professor among the world’s most highly cited researchers

Posted by on November 24, 2020

Dr. Yew San Hor, associate professor of physics at Missouri S&T, has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate.

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Huebner receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Posted by on November 20, 2020

Dr. Wayne Huebner, professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, received a 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education and was recognized during a surprise celebration on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Health care teams respond to COVID-19

Posted by on November 10, 2020

With no known cases of COVID-19 on campus at the time, Missouri S&T’s 2020 cancellation of its iconic St. Pat’s celebration seemed extreme to some, but that March 11 announcement occurred on the same day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.

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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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Missouri S&T wins $2.7 million CARES Act grant to establish child care center

Posted by on October 9, 2020

Missouri S&T will establish a child care center on campus after winning a multimillion-dollar grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Child Care Plan. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced on Friday, Oct. 2, that Missouri S&T would receive $2,710,252 to provide child care to the Rolla region. “Access to […]

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John C. McManus wins Gilder Lehrman Prize for best book in military history

Posted by on October 8, 2020

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T, has been awarded the seventh annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 (Dutton-Penguin). The $50,000 prize is awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to recognize the best book in the field of military history published in English during the previous calendar year.

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Missouri S&T professor elected as ASEM Fellow

Posted by on October 8, 2020

Dr. Steven Corns, associate chair of graduate studies and associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T, has been elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).

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Carrying on with calculus

Posted by on October 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is making teaching in-person on college campuses more complicated. But Missouri S&T instructors are stretching their imaginations to help students in classes such as calculus – a course that is fundamental to the degree programs of nearly 90% of S&T students.

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Missouri S&T prepares engineers for a future in space mining

Posted by on September 9, 2020

The moon, other planets – even asteroids – may hold promise as future sources of resources such as water, hydrogen, methane, and base and precious metals. Researchers at Missouri S&T hold a wealth of expertise in natural resource exploration and extraction as well as in critical and strategic minerals, so the university stands at the forefront of space resource exploration.

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