The best of times…

In his novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” What was the “best of times” for you in Rolla?

Historian Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, recently posed this question to our readers and on social media. Here are a couple of your answers. [Read more…]

Bridging engineering and the humanities

A new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will give students a chance to earn course credit while learning about the cultures of countries they visit for service projects or study-abroad trips. [Read more…]

New bio sci chair began Aug. 1

David Duvernell, former chair and professor of biological sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, began his term as chair of biological sciences at Missouri S&T on Aug. 1. Associate professor David J. Westenberg and professor Yue-wern Huang each served a term as interim chair following the 2015 departure of Robert Aronstam.

Travis McVey: Student leader today, alumnus tomorrow

When Travis McVey came to Missouri S&T he knew he wanted to get involved. The petroleum engineering senior found the type of involvement he was looking for with STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow). [Read more…]

Beam me up, Rolla

As Leach Theatre drops the curtain on its 25th anniversary season, it is time to reflect on a season well-spent and begin preparations for the next 25 years. [Read more…]

Solid gold

Someday, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to the work of Missouri S&T researchers. [Read more…]

Celebrating silver, aiming for gold

In July, the Solar Car Design Team commemorated 25 years of racing with an eighth-place finish in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, held on the Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 track in Austin, Texas. Team members say this race sets them up for an even more successful season next year, when the team returns to the cross-country American Solar Challenge race. While the course has yet to be decided, the team is already preparing for its next challenge. [Read more…]

Curators approve master plan updates

By next spring Missouri S&T should once again have a driving range on the former golf course property. That change, as well as additional improvements to athletics facilities, were part of an updated Campus Master Plan approved by the UM System Board of Curators in April. [Read more…]

Christopher G. Maples named interim S&T chancellor

Christopher G. Maples, president emeritus of the Oregon Institute of Technology, began his duties as interim chancellor of Missouri S&T on May 15. [Read more…]

Making stronger concrete with fly ash

Portland cement has been around for over 250 years as the binding material for concrete, mortar and stucco, but Mohamed ElGawady says replacing it with fly ash can make concrete more durable, stronger and more resilient. [Read more…]