Prevention with a capital ‘P’

Technology detects cancer risks through urinalysis

The early detection of cancer through screening techniques such as mammograms saves thousands of lives annually. Yinfa Ma is out to save thousands more through an easier and less costly approach. [Read more…]

Leach Theatre turns 25

For 25 years, Leach Theatre has hosted Broadway shows, orchestra concerts, comedy acts, universitywide addresses and film festivals — even events like freshman chemistry safety classes. The theater has touched many lives throughout its history but its No. 1 priority has always been to serve the students of Missouri S&T.

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Miner memories

In a letter published in a June 1945 issue of the student newspaper, the Missouri Miner, then-Dean Curtis Laws Wilson, Hon’46, wrote to editor Charles W. “Bill” Bennett to speak up for disgruntled faculty members who felt they were being treated unfairly in the Miner. Believing the university would run more smoothly if the faculty and students got along, the faculty voted to require the editor to report directly to the faculty through Wilson. [Read more…]

Smaller bodies, longer lives

Do little dogs live longer than big dogs? Chen Hou says they do, and the reason lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. [Read more…]

Super-cool superconductors

By studying how materials change at ultra-low temperatures, theoretical physicist Thomas Vojta hopes to discover new states of matter. [Read more…]

A century of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Academic year 2016–17 marks an exciting time for mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, as it celebrates the department’s 100th anniversary. [Read more…]

Studying blood for the greater good

Elizabeth Bowles wants to eliminate drug side effects in patients with conditions like diabetes or cystic fibrosis. [Read more…]

Breathe Easy: campus goes tobacco free

Missouri S&T became a tobacco-free campus on Aug. 1, 2016, joining over 1,000 other colleges and universities in the U.S. that have chosen to go tobacco-free or smoke-free. [Read more…]

High school teacher leads the way

Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher. [Read more…]

Elvis once flopped in Vegas

Elvis Presley reigned as Las Vegas’ top nightclub act from 1969 through the mid-‘70s. But his first attempt to win over fans in that city 60 years ago was “a painful setback” for the young performer, says S&T historian Larry Gragg, an expert in the history of Las Vegas. [Read more…]