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Creighton University prof named psychology chair
 

Nancy J. Stone, former professor of psychology at Creighton
University in Omaha, Neb., took over as chair of psychology at Missouri
S&T on July 1. Stone focuses her research on group dynamics,
specifically team work behaviors; environmental design, studying how
things like color or windows can impact performance, motivation, mood
or satisfaction; student learning and training; and the interview
process, studying the interview as an assessment of organizational fit.


Burken named interim director

Joel Burken, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, became interim director of the university’s Environmental Research Center for Emerging Contaminants in July. He takes over for Craig Adams, the former John and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering, who left Missouri S&T to chair the civil, environmental and architectural engineering department at the University of Kansas. Burken is also leading a search committee to fill the Mathes Chair.

Bayless honored by Chi Epsilon

Jerry Bayless
, CE’59, MS CE’62, associate professor of civil engineering, is the first recipient of the National Arthur N.L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society. The award is presented to faculty who have shown a dedication to advising and supporting chapter activities and encouraging chapter members. Bayless has served as faculty advisor to the Missouri S&T chapter for 40 years and was nominated for the award by chapter officers and members.

‘Alamo in the Ardennes’ nabs book award

John C. McManus
, associate professor of history, received the 2008 Missouri Conference on History Book Award for his book Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible. The award is given to the best book on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident published in 2007.

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Seeking TBI therapies

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu Complications from TBI can be life altering. They include post-traumatic seizures and hydrocephalus, as well as serious cognitive and psychological impairments, and the search for treatments to mitigate these neurodegenerative processes is on.

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Understanding the invisible injury

Students advance traumatic brain injury research By Sarah Potter, sarah.potter@mst.edu “Research is creating new knowledge.”–Neil Armstrong  Research keeps professors on the vanguard of knowledge in their fields and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their area of study. For students and recent graduates researching traumatic brain injury (TBI) at Missouri S&T, the work […]

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Analyzing small molecules for big results

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu At only 28 years old, Casey Burton, Chem’13, PhD Chem’17, director of medical research at Phelps Health in Rolla and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, is poised to become a prodigious bioanalytical researcher.

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To prevent and protect

By Peter Ehrhard, ehrhardp@mst.edu Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are an unfortunate but all too common occurrence during military training and deployment. Because mild TBIs often present no obvious signs of head trauma or facial lacerations, they are the most difficult to diagnose at the time of the injury, and patients often perceive the impact as […]

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Q&A

Toughest class … ever Some of your classes may have been a breeze, but others kept you up at all hours studying, and some of you struggled just to pass. As part of his research for the S&T 150th anniversary history book, Larry Gragg , Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked […]

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