Hirtz to lead design center
Paul Hirtz, EMgt’95, MS EMgt’97, PhD EMgt’02, assistant director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, was named interim director of the center. He took over the new role on Nov. 26.

Get your MBA online
Missouri S&T now offers distance education graduate programs in environmental engineering and business administration. Courses are taught via streaming video, WebEx and interactive communication, giving students real-time access to professors and other students.
New chair named for chemical and biological engineering
Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, formerly a professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was named chair of chemical and biological engineering. He began work Jan. 1.
Navigating past the classroom
Last fall, representatives from navigation and communication firm Garmin visited campus for Garmin Day 2008. The event featured equipment demonstrations and drawings for free GPS units. Representatives also met with students and took resumes.
Malott appointed to CACUBO board
Stephen Malott, vice chancellor for administrative services at Missouri S&T, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO). The organization represents chief business officers at more than 700 institutions throughout the north central region of the United States.

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Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend.

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Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery.

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Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

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