Briefly

Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, chair of chemical and biological engineering, received the Mesopotamia Award for Engineering from the Iraqi Cultural Office – USA for his achievements in engineering.


Kyle Buchheit, a senior in chemical engineering and economics, qualified to represent Missouri S&T at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in June in Anaheim, Calif. He placed second in both the microeconomics and statistical analysis competitions at the 50th Annual Missouri PBL State Leadership Conference in March.
Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus of civil engineering, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in December 2008.
Kris Swenson, associate professor of English and technical communication, will take over as chair of the department on July 1. She replaces
Gene Doty, who had served in the position since 2006 and plans to retire this summer.
Warren K. Wray, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, was one of 37 geotechnical engineers named diplomate, a new professional recognition from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Academy of Geo-Professionals.

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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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