A look ahead

The Missouri S&T of the future could have a clearly defined “arrival district” off U.S. Highway 63, a learning commons at the center of campus, a modern facility to showcase interdisciplinary research, and a mix of student housing, retail and office buildings along Pine Street. 

Those developments are all part of the latest campus master plan, which was endorsed by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators at its April 11 meeting.

The plan, which is designed to guide Missouri S&T’s physical development over the next 20 to 25 years, is the result of nearly a year of collaboration among Missouri S&T administrators, students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff in consultation with Rolla community leaders.

Read more about the plan at rol.la/ourmasterplan.

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.

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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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