Not so lost in space

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

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. [Read more…]

S&T students shine in case study competition

Participating students and judges for the BIT competition. Photo from the BIT Facebook page.

Fifteen Missouri University of Science and Technology teams, comprised of 57 students, recently competed in a cybersecurity case study competition for the chance to earn a $1,000 prize and a mentoring session with executives from AT&T Inc., the event’s sponsor.

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Missouri S&T to celebrate 109th St. Pat’s in March

St. Pat and his court in 1985.

Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are putting the finishing touches on preparations for the 109th annual “Best Ever” St. Pat’s celebration. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Americana.”

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Mars Rover to be unveiled at Missouri S&T

The Mars Rover Design Team revealed last year’s rover outside of the Havener Center. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Mars Rover Design Team at Missouri University of Science and Technology will unveil Gryphon, this year’s student-built rover, at a ceremony scheduled for noon Friday, March 3, in the Havener Center atrium.

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Learn locally, act globally

African Ph.D. student works on small-scale mining safety in Ghana

Ph.D. student Kenneth Bansah has formed a nonprofit organization in his native Ghana to improve working conditions for female artisanal miners who do so as means to survival. The mining engineering student is pictured in the Rock Mechanics Explosive Research Center, his campus home. Sam O’Keefe /Missouri S&T

Two boys swim in the Tano River near Ghana's western border with Ivory Coast. Contamination from artisanal mining has rendered the river's water unfit for human consumption. Photo by Kenneth Bansah.

Two boys swim in the Tano River near Ghana’s western border with Ivory Coast. Contamination from artisanal mining has rendered the river’s water unfit for human consumption. Kenneth Bansah.

As a doctoral student in mining engineering, Kenneth Bansah works, learns and lives nearly 10,000 miles from his boyhood home of Tarkwa, Ghana, a gold mining hub in western Africa.

But even as he fine-tunes his dissertation on mitigating sinkhole hazards and other karst formations − and takes care of three children ages four and under while his wife completes her own graduate studies in Michigan – the subsistence gold miners of Ghana are never far from Bansah’s mind.

Or his heart.

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Missouri S&T to hold informational events about travel restrictions

Missouri University of Science and Technology will hold an informational event titled Executive Order Update & International Student Impact 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Room 125 Butler Carlton Civil Engineering Hall to discuss the most current updates to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning international travelers from seven countries from entering the United States. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host Chinese Spring Festival event

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a celebration in honor of the Chinese Spring Festival later this month.

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Three Missouri S&T students named University Innovation Fellows

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Jonathan Bopp. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

By assessing the current environment for entrepreneurs and innovators at Missouri University of Science and Technology, three of its students hope to measure and then improve the climate through creativity and design-focused thinking.

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S&T student earns Department of State scholarship to study abroad

Devin Potter, a sophomore in history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps give students the opportunity to study aboard by providing up to $5,000 toward internships or studies in foreign locations.

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Missouri S&T students named Caterpillar-APEC Scholars

c10030952Four undergraduate students and one doctoral student in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive annual scholarships through a joint effort with Caterpillar Inc. to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. [Read more…]