Sports shorts

The Miners took the field for the 1,000th time during Homecoming in October. For a look at 100 highlights from Miner football history, go to sports.mst.edu.


Missouri S&T was named the GLVC’s recipient of the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence for the 2010-11 season. The Miner athletic program was cited for its Military Appreciation Day activities during an October 2010 football game against Urbana University. One institution from every Division II conference and one conference as a whole were recognized by the NCAA for work to build bridges in their communities. Each institution that won an award received $500 from the NCAA. Brett Vessell, BSci’11, who earned All-America honors last spring at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships as a member of S&T’s 4×100-meter relay team, has been named as a recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.
S&T’s swimming and volleyball teams were honored by their respective national governing bodies for their work in the classroom. The swimmers were the second-highest ranked team among Division II institutions on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s team, while the volleyball squad was among 57 schools in Division II to record a team grade point average of 3.30. or better.

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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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