Briefly

Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus of civil engineering, was named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the society’s highest accolade.


Glenn Morrison, associate professor of environmental engineering, was elected to the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate Academy of Fellows.
For the second year in a row, the Experimental Mine — home to a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors — tops a list of “Awesome College Labs” as determined by Popular Science magazine. The rankings appear in the magazine’s September 2011 issue.
S&T students demonstrated environmental technology as part of the “Show-Me the Green: Conservation, Energy and Innovation” event at the Missouri State Fair in August using a model wind farm and a solar thermal collector.
Thanks to a $58,000 grant from the University of Missouri System eLearning initiative, three technical communication programs are now available online — the master of science degree, graduate certificate and graduate minor. The program includes 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours and will be taught using the university’s Blackboard interface. There will also be live online meetings, and video and audio components. Working on this project are Ed Malone, associate professor of English and technical communication and director of the department’s online program, Kathryn Northcut, associate professor, and David Wright, assistant professor.
Missouri S&T is again classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and will again be included in the U.S. News & World Report annual listing of national colleges and universities. S&T was omitted from the U.S. News 2012 ranking because of a change Carnegie made in 2010 moving S&T’s classification to “specialty” engineering based on the percentage of engineering graduates. S&T was not notified of the change.

Around the Puck

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.

[Read More...]

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.

[Read More...]

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 […]

[Read More...]

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.

[Read More...]

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.

[Read More...]