Five degrees of Harvest Collier

Harvest Collier

UMR titles:

  1. Vice provost for undergraduate and graduate studies
  2. Professor of chemistry
  3. Director of the UMR Institute for Environmental Excellence
  4. Former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  5. Former chair of chemistry

Unofficial UMR title: Champion of the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences program

According to Collier: I must say, my OURE students and I have approached each research project with the idea that we were going to save the world! Most satisfying is the recognition that each of the students participated in a learning experience that contributed to them becoming better problem solvers.

Non-academic title
: Fifth-degree black belt

According to Collier: I have trained in martial arts for nearly 39 years. The training has included tae kwon do, hapkido, muduk kwon and sho do kwon. For the past 23 years, I’ve provided tae kwon do training to the Rolla community through Vessells’ Fitness Complex.

Five tenets of balanced, productive living (as learned through martial arts): courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, self-control

According to Collier: Philosophically and most practically, martial arts training provides evolving perspectives on the mental and physical capacity of practitioners. The training continues to provide a lifelong challenge to be informed about how physically and mentally disciplined activity can contribute to the integration of the important tenets (above).

Around the Puck

Formula for success

Missouri S&T’s Formula Car Design Team won first place out of 30 teams at the Formula North competition in June in Barrie, Ontario.

[Read More...]

Explaining atomic motion

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri S&T physicist hopes to better understand how environmental factors affect atoms and their components.

[Read More...]

Student essay shows how women succeed at S&T

If you know a woman who is on the fence about whether Missouri S&T is the right school for her, Elizabeth Mulina will tell her that S&T is a place where women can succeed.

[Read More...]

Exploring other cultures

Camel rides, colorful floats, a parade of flags from over 80 countries and foods from around the world are just part of the explosion of international culture that comes to the streets of downtown Rolla every September for Celebration of Nations. This was the seventh year for the annual event.

[Read More...]

Building a better battery

The battery in your cell phone and laptop may one day hold a longer charge thanks to the work of Xinhua Liang, an assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T.

[Read More...]