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Waddill to chair physics

Dan Waddill, professor of physics and senior investigator in UMR’s Graduate Center for Materials Research, became chair of physics Aug. 1. He took over from Paul Parris, who remains on the physics faculty.

Murray receives Baker award

Susan Murray, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering and the department’s associate chair for graduate studies, received the Merl Baker Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s Engineering Management Division. The award, named for a former UMR chancellor, recognizes exemplary service to the engineering management discipline.

They are jolly good fellows

James Drewniak, Curators’ Professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a Fellow Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at the group’s International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in July.

In August, Donald Wunsch, the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was elected fellow of the International Neural Networks Society (INNS). He also accepted the senior fellow position and will serve as INNS College of Fellows’ chair.

Donald D. Myers, ME’61, MS ME’64, professor of engineering management, was elected a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for distinguished service and contributions to the society.

Madria hits the lecture circuit

This spring, IEEE invited Sanjay Madria, associate professor of computer science at UMR, to serve as a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program. He will serve a three-year term conducting research seminars on web and mobile data management for local IEEE chapters throughout North America.

KUMR is now KMST

UMR’s public radio station is now known to listeners as KMST. The station changed its call letters in July in preparation for UMR’s Jan. 1 change to Missouri University of Science and Technology, or Missouri S&T.
The station is still available locally at 88.5 FM in Rolla and 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo. KMST also streams its broadcast online at

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