Archives for March 2011

Chancellor announces retirement

Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III recently announced plans to step down from the position on Aug. 31 after six years as chancellor.

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A first FIRST for S&T

Thirty-three robots and the high school students who built them descended on the Missouri S&T campus Feb. 26 for the national FIRST Tech Challenge competition.

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S&T to go geothermal

The University of Missouri Board of Curators in November approved a plan to replace S&T’s 65-year-old power plant with a new geothermal energy system.

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Bookmark this

Visitors to mst.edu in late December were treated to an early viewing of S&T’s newly redesigned homepage. The new site, which more prominently displays stories about campus research, key achievements and experiences, is part of a plan to more effectively promote the university online.
Those stories are also told through S&T’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites, which have also been updated to reflect the new look.

A new Day in cancer research

Delbert Day, CerE’58, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, has made a name for himself in cancer research. Now his name will be associated with a cancer institute at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

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Briefly

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

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Business is booming for new degree program

Last spring, Missouri S&T became the first university in the nation to offer a master’s degree in explosives engineering.

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Keith Bailey to grads: embrace change and progress

In his Dec. 18 commencement address at Missouri S&T, Keith Bailey, ME’64, told new graduates to expect to be confronted and bombarded with exciting choices.

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Expanding cyber diversity

Missouri S&T is working with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) to develop a new program for undergraduate students in an effort to get more women and minorities interested in the field of cyber-security — specifically, information assurance education.

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Professional degrees awarded

Missouri S&T awarded 10 honorary professional degrees during commencement on Dec. 18.

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