Missouri S&T Woman of the Year

Kate Drowne, associate professor of English and technical communication, was named 2009 Missouri S&T Woman of the Year. Drowne, who is also director of the S&T Writing Center, was honored during a campus ceremony in April.

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DOE funds S&T nuclear research

Missouri S&T has been selected by the Department of Energy to develop iron phosphate-based glasses for high-level nuclear waste disposal. These glasses can be processed to contain large concentrations of nuclear waste components in a way that keeps those components from dissolving in groundwater.

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Math on film

Movies like A Beautiful Mind notwithstanding, mathematics rarely gets top billing, or even a cameo appearance, in Hollywood movies. But students in Robert Roe’s Foundations of Mathematics class at Missouri S&T starred in a film of their own hoping to better understand a learning method with roots almost as old as mathematics itself.

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The world needs S&T grads, says Olin Brass CEO

Joseph Rupp, MetE’72, chair, president and CEO of Olin Corp., challenged graduates to think critically, but be ethical in their decisions during commencement ceremonies May 15-16.

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I’d like to thank the academy

This year, 32 Missouri S&T alumni and former faculty were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes a career of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students.

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S&T awards honorary professional degrees

Eleven Missouri S&T alumni received honorary professional degrees during Spring Commencement. The degrees recognize these graduates for professional achievement:

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Despite economy, S&T grads still in demand

The nation’s economic downturn doesn’t seem to have affected the need for Missouri S&T graduates. This spring, nearly 400 recruiters from more than 150 employers registered to attend S&T’s Career Fair, held Feb. 17.

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S&T team to compete in satellite contest

A team of 43 S&T students recently received $110,000 from the Air Force Research Laboratory to build and develop two microsatellites that will compete in the AFRL’s Nanosat 6 competition.

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Studying rural WW II anti-Semitism

The survival of Jews in France during World War II is related to the aid of rural residents, says Shannon Fogg, assistant professor of history and political science. With a grant from the University of Missouri Research Board, Fogg is spending the summer in London studying “Rural Anti-Semitism in Britain and France During World War II.”

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Flipping the switch on toxic television

When the switch to all-digital broadcast signals is complete, thousands of old analog televisions in the United States will become obsolete. Oscar Hernandez, CE’08, wants to make sure they don’t end up in landfills, where their components can become toxic when exposed to the elements.

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