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Missouri S&T students, alumni help housebound kids with virtual STEM outreach

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Students from Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team are adapting their traditional onsite K-12 outreach visits to virtual learning sessions for curious kids who are housebound during coronavirus pandemic school closures.

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Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

Posted by on April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study. They say the project is distinctive in that it measures topics of concern, subjectivity, social distancing and public sentiment rather than predicting the spread of infection.

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Successful transition to online-only courses for S&T faculty and students

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Students and faculty at Missouri S&T are back from spring break and back to meeting virtually after COVID-19 effectively shut down classrooms on the Rolla campus and at the other University of Missouri System universities. The transition to online education has gone fairly smoothly, according to faculty and students.

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Researchers awarded $2.2 million grant to develop sensors for steelmaking

Posted by on March 13, 2020

Steelmaking involves the handling of corrosive metal and oxide fluids at extremely high temperatures – about 1,600 degrees Celsius, which is several hundred degrees hotter than fresh lava from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii. Measuring the temperature, chemistry and fluid flow of molten steel under these conditions in real time is important to enable rapid responses to the changes in the steel during its production, according to researchers. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Missouri S&T part of a $2.2 million grant to develop new, more efficient ways to measure temperature, flow and chemistry during steelmaking to cut costs and improve worker safety.

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Missouri S&T announces new director of athletics

Posted by on March 5, 2020

Missouri S&T has chosen a new director of athletics and recreation to lead the Miner Athletics program. Melissa Ringhausen, associate director of athletics at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, will head the program starting this summer. She will succeed Mark Mullin, S&T’s director of athletics since 1992, who will retire in September. Missouri S&T conducted […]

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Missouri S&T summer camps open for registration

Posted by on February 24, 2020

Students of all ages can experience hands-on learning during a variety of summer camps held at Missouri S&T. Campers will practice team-building and social skills while learning what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Missouri S&T to launch Global Engineering Program in fall 2020

Posted by on February 20, 2020

Future engineers who aspire to work globally can prepare for their careers through Missouri S&T’s new Global Engineering Program. Engineering students will enroll in the program starting in the fall 2020 semester.

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Seminar to teach Google Analytics to business owners

Posted by on February 17, 2020

Business owners and professionals can learn more about using Google Analytics to gain insights about how consumers engage with businesses online. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Missouri S&T is partnering with Grow with Google and Columbia College to host this livestream event. “Despite the benefits, 80% of small business in the US are […]

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Op-ed: For 150 years, innovation has run through Rolla

Posted by on February 16, 2020

The following opinion piece by Missouri S&T Chancellor Mohammad Dehghani has appeared in several media outlets in Missouri, including The Missouri Times, Springfield News-Leader, The Rolla Daily News and Phelps County Focus. Doppler radar. Mobile payment systems. A GPS in the palm of your hand. We take these types of everyday technologies for granted. But […]

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‘S&T Day’ kicks off 150th celebrations at Missouri State Capitol

Posted by on February 13, 2020

On Feb. 25, 150 years and one day after former Missouri Gov. Joseph W. McClurg signed the legislation that created Missouri S&T, university officials, alumni, friends and supporters will return to Jefferson City to celebrate the university’s founding.

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