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Missouri S&T launches innovation ecosystem design initiative

Posted by on July 24, 2024

Dr. Venkat Allada, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, has been named executive director of the Innovation Ecosystem Design Initiative, a one-year project organized and launched by the Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Allada’s appointment took effect July 1.

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Missouri S&T’s American Nuclear Society student group honored on the national stage

Posted by on July 18, 2024

For the second year in a row, Missouri S&T’s student section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) has been recognized as the winner of the national organization’s Samuel J. Glasstone award.  

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Belfi earns awards from the Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Posted by on July 18, 2024

The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of music cognition, recently honored Dr. Amy Belfi, an associate professor of psychological science at Missouri S&T, with its Mentorship Award and Early Career Award.

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From STEM student to CEO: Dr. Sumin Zhu

Posted by on July 17, 2024

Dr. Sumin Zhu believes that people with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields can use their know-how to help them become successful entrepreneurs.

That concept may sound straightforward, but Zhu, a materials scientist-turned-CEO, says it’s a message that needs to be further emphasized to students and young professionals.

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TKD Foundation establishes endowed chair in glass science at Missouri S&T

Posted by on July 16, 2024

The TKD Foundation, headquartered in Rolla, Missouri, has permanently funded the Richard K. Brow Chair of Glass Science endowment at Missouri S&T. Co-founded by the late Thomas E. “Ted” Day and his wife, Kimberly A. “Kim” Day, the TKD Foundation seeks to turn innovative ideas into tangible outcomes that will help mankind.

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McManus earns Army Historical Foundation award

Posted by on July 16, 2024

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, has been awarded the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in the Operational/Battle History category.

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Teens go nuclear at Missouri S&T summer camp 

Posted by on July 12, 2024

When summertime arrives, teenagers may spend time relaxing, enjoying the outdoors, working a part-time job at a local fast-food restaurant — or operating a nuclear reactor. 

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S&T researcher awarded grant to study turbulence at hypersonic speeds 

Posted by on July 11, 2024

A researcher from Missouri S&T has been awarded $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how turbulence behaves at high speeds and how it could be used to make hypersonic vehicles more effective. 

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Missouri S&T professor elected Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers

Posted by on July 11, 2024

Dr. Grace Yan, a Missouri S&T faculty member with expertise in structural engineering, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

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Dr. Sarah Hercula: Learning with linguistics

Posted by on July 8, 2024

Dr. Sarah Hercula, a linguistics researcher at Missouri S&T, blends several fields in her work. One of her current projects, which focuses on users’ perceptions of virtual assistants’ accented voice settings, combines elements of English and psychology. But she says that is the whole point of the field, as linguistics is a social science with humanistic elements.

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