W. Lance Haynes, professor of speech and media studies, was named chair of arts, languages and philosophy in November.

James Drallmeier, Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, became chair of that department on Jan. 1.
William P. Schonberg, professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, received a NASA Engineering and Safety Center Honor Award for outstanding leadership, technical insight and support of micrometeoroid and orbital debris protection and damage prediction.
S.N. Balakrishnan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and an expert in developing missile guidance, was named Curators’ Professor of aerospace engineering during commencement on Dec. 18.
Roger A. LaBoube, Curators’ Teaching Professor emeritus of civil engineering, was named director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center in December.
The Career Opportunities Center became the career opportunities and employer relations department on Jan. 1. The name change better reflects the services the department offers.

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By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

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Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

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Living laboratory houses lead battery research

This past November, Missouri S&T installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to S&T’s solar-powered homes.

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Partners for progress

An expansion of the partnership between Missouri S&T and Missouri State University will allow students to pursue a mechanical engineering degree on the Missouri State campus with courses taught by faculty from both institutions. Students began applying this fall. The program will begin in fall 2019.

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Chancellor search is underway

This past August, University of Missouri President Mun Choi announced the formation of a 23-member committee to lead a nationwide search for a chancellor at Missouri S&T.

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