University News

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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Nuclear engineering becomes independent department, gets new name

Posted by on October 20, 2020

The nuclear engineering program at Missouri S&T is gaining a higher profile as a new academic department: nuclear engineering and radiation science.

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Missouri S&T alumnus contributes $10 million to the university’s department of chemical and biochemical engineering

Posted by on October 15, 2020

Missouri S&T alumnus Bipin Doshi and his wife, Linda, have made the largest individual contribution to an academic program in university history: a $10 million gift to the department of chemical and biochemical engineering.

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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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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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Cathy Tipton named director of admissions at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 6, 2020

Cathy Tipton, acting director of admissions for Missouri S&T since July 2019, was named director of admissions effective Oct. 1. A member of the Missouri S&T admissions staff since January 2004, Tipton oversees a staff of over 20 employees who work to attract prospective students to enroll at the university. The admissions staff is responsible […]

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Keeping S&T clean

Posted by on September 30, 2020

This article is part of a series about Missouri S&T’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s 4 a.m. on a Monday and custodians throughout S&T’s academic buildings are clocking in to begin their shifts while most of us are still sleeping. Custodians like Gene Morton and Billy Whitaker in Bertelsmeyer Hall begin their workday this early to prepare classrooms and offices before students, faculty and staff arrive.

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Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Posted by on September 29, 2020

For the first time, researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology have shown that highly ordered copper thin films can be crystallized directly on a one molecule-thick layer of organic material rather than on the inorganic substrates that have been used for years.

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Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T more than 7,600, applications up for 2021

Posted by on September 25, 2020

The fall 2020 enrollment at Missouri S&T, officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, is 7,645. This is a 5.6% decrease over last year’s fall enrollment of 8,096. However, applications for the 2021 school year are up more than 21.4% over this time last year, which could indicate an increase in enrollment […]

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