By the numbers: Spring 2019

257 – Missouri S&T students and staff members who spent “a day on, not a day off” performing service projects throughout Phelps County on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

535 – Earth orbits veteran astronaut Janet Kavandi, MS Chem’82, logged during her space flight career. Read more about Kavandi.

259 – Record number of employers recruiting at S&T’s Spring Career Fair, held Feb. 19.

14 – Awards Missouri S&T received from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education during the CASE District VI conference, held in Denver in January. Awards included a Gold Award for the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine, which featured the Mars Rover Design Team.

10-2 – Miner football 2018 regular-season finish. Only the third 10-win campaign for the Miners in the history of the program, it was the best recorded by any college football team in Missouri in 2018, and led to a bowl game invitation.

1 – Miner Disc Golf Club’s finish in the Missouri Collegiate Disc Golf Championship held in Columbia this past fall. The win qualified them for the national championship held in March in North Augusta, S.C.

Around the Puck

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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