Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs at S&T

On March 4, acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma became the 32nd presenter in the university’s Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series. Ma began studying cello at the age of 4, attended the Juilliard School and in 1976 graduated from Harvard University. He has received numerous awards, including the Avery Fisher Prize (1978), the National Medal of Arts (2001), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2010). In 2011, Ma was recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree. [Read more…]

Burken joins EPA advisory board

Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, was chosen to serve on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). He joins a panel of experts from across the country in areas like epidemiology, public health, medical research, biology and other fields related to protecting human health and the environment. [Read more…]

A whole new world

This past February, students in Missouri S&T’s Ballet and Dance Club traveled through the sands of time as they took the Leach Theatre stage with a student production of Aladdin. Club members held two dance camps for local children aged 3 to 13, who performed a special dance during the show.

Have a seat in the chair of the future

Recent studies report that the average person spends 13 hours a day sitting. That’s a lot of time spent in a chair. [Read more…]

Honglan Shi: water woman

Honglan Shi has gained a national reputation as the go-to drinking water quality expert. [Read more…]

Driving home diversity

“We need diversity because the world is changing, and the pace of change is only increasing,” said Thomas R. Voss, EE’69, retired CEO of Ameren, a former member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators and a current member of the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees, during commencement ceremonies in December. “Diversity makes all of us better. Diverse thinking takes courage, but it brings better solutions.”

A distinct honor

Missouri S&T presented two awards of professional distinction during commencement ceremonies in December. The awards recognized the following graduates for professional achievement:

  • Brian K. Donley, ChE’87
  • Thomas A. Selden, ME’70

3-D emojis are the future

Using a single layer of metallic film at the nanometer scale, mechanical engineering assistant professors Xiaodong Yang and Jie Gao are creating vivid full-color, high-resolution holographic images. The research could lead to 3-D floating displays — like emojis — and big data storage, but also shows promise for credit card security marking and biomedical imaging. [Read more…]

St. Pat’s: S&T goes green

For a few days in March, the Missouri S&T campus — and the Rolla community — paint the town green. Here are a few scenes from the 109th Best Ever St. Pat’s. See more photos from the weekend. [Read more…]

Robotic bridge inspector could slash traffic delays

Missouri S&T received a $1.4 million University Transportation Center (UTC) tier 1 grant to develop robotic tools to inspect and maintain bridges and highways. These tools, which could be used from the air or from the side of a structure, will make such inspections faster, safer and more reliable. [Read more…]