Briefly

Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, chair of chemical and biological engineering, received the Mesopotamia Award for Engineering from the Iraqi Cultural Office – USA for his achievements in engineering.


Kyle Buchheit, a senior in chemical engineering and economics, qualified to represent Missouri S&T at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in June in Anaheim, Calif. He placed second in both the microeconomics and statistical analysis competitions at the 50th Annual Missouri PBL State Leadership Conference in March.
Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus of civil engineering, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in December 2008.
Kris Swenson, associate professor of English and technical communication, will take over as chair of the department on July 1. She replaces
Gene Doty, who had served in the position since 2006 and plans to retire this summer.
Warren K. Wray, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, was one of 37 geotechnical engineers named diplomate, a new professional recognition from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Academy of Geo-Professionals.

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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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