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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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New book chronicles Missouri S&T’s 150-year history

Posted by on September 8, 2020

Dr. Larry Gragg tells the story of Missouri S&T from its founding in 1870 to today in a commemorative history book that will be available this fall for the university’s 150th anniversary. Gragg is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T. His new book, Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years, is the account of the campus’s commitment to its land grant mission.

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Vendor for University of Missouri campuses reports data breach

Posted by on September 4, 2020

In late July, a third-party vendor that provides cloud data services, Blackbaud, notified the four University of Missouri campuses, including Missouri S&T, that the company experienced a data security incident in May 2020. This incident affected a significant number of other higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations and foundations, and included unauthorized access to personal data stored […]

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Missouri S&T to test emergency alert system

Posted by on September 3, 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology will conduct a test of its emergency mass notification system at noon Wednesday, Sept. 9. The test will include a text message to students and employees that reads, “This is a test of the Missouri S&T emergency mass notification system. This is only a test.” The test will also […]

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Researchers say job candidates are rated lower in virtual interviews

Posted by on September 3, 2020

New research provides some of the first solid evidence that people who watch a virtual job interview rate the candidate substantially lower than those who watch the same interview in person.

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Humanities scholar shares cultural knowledge with Missouri S&T and Rolla community

Posted by on August 31, 2020

From analyzing the role of women in American space culture, to enlightening inquiring minds on the historical significance of pandemics, Dr. Marie Lathers is ready to share her more than 35 years of interdisciplinary humanities studies with students and faculty of Missouri S&T and with the Rolla community.

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Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on August 27, 2020

As classes begin this week, Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty this school year with expertise ranging from big data in precision medicine to 19th-century French literature. Julia Alexander,assistant teaching professor in teacher education and certification, worked in elementary and middle school education for 11 years. She holds a master’s degree in education with an emphasis […]

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Meet the newest Miners

Posted by on August 25, 2020

This week marks the first week of classes for Missouri S&T’s incoming Class of 2024. We asked new students what was on their mind as they entered college. Here’s what a few of our newest students had to say:

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Missouri S&T starts school year with most diverse class, blended instruction

Posted by on August 25, 2020

With a record number of underrepresented minorities and Hispanic students, Missouri S&T started classes Monday (Aug. 24) for the 2020-21 school with a blend of online, in-person and hybrid classes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Rolla area. A record 11.6 percent of Missouri S&T students enrolled in the fall […]

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Missouri S&T provides same-day antigen testing for its students

Posted by on August 24, 2020

Student health services at Missouri S&T now has the ability to return COVID-19 testing results in a single day. The university recently installed new testing equipment that looks for antigens – molecules that cause a person’s immune system to produce antibodies against illnesses.

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