Archives for October 30, 2014

Open feedback sessions for assoc. dean

The screening committee for the associate dean of research and external relations for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business invites the campus community to four public feedback sessions Nov. 4-7 on campus. These meetings will allow Missouri S&T faculty, staff and students an opportunity to listen to a short presentation by the candidates for the position, interact with them and provide input to the committee. Public feedback sessions will be 40 minutes each and will be held as follows:

SPAR Lab inauguration Oct. 31

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the System and Process Assessment Research (SPAR) Laboratory will held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall atrium. All faculty and staff are invited to attend, tours will follow the event and light refreshments will be served.

Memorial information for Charles Dare

A Memorial Service for Dr. Charles Dare, a retired professor of civil engineering, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends prior to the service will begin at 10 a.m. A private interment will follow in the Ozark Hills Memorial […]

Third Curators’ Teaching Summit session

The third and final part of the fall 2014 Curators’ Teaching Summit, “Great Expectations: Bridging the Gap Between Instructor and Student Expectations,” continues noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center. All instructors are invited to attend.

Computer science distinguished speaker

Dr. Rathindra DasGupta, lead program director for the Innovation Corps program at the National Science Foundation (NSF), will hold an overview of NSF innovation programs 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. A reception and networking event will follow the presentation.

Faculty commencement regalia rentals

Faculty commencement rental regalia orders are due by Friday, Nov. 28, at the S&T Bookstore. This can be done in-store, by calling 341-7522 or by emailing Linda Watson with the following information:

EMSE students win at ASEM conference

Four undergraduate students from the engineering management and systems engineering department won the case study competition at the annual American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, held Oct. 14-18. The students’ work was titled “Google in 2014.”

David Finch to give two lectures Nov. 5

David Finch, an engineer, humorist and New York Times best-selling author, will present two guest lectures about autism on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Finch is a former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker, and has written for the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Slate, and has appeared on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Help find the next faces of S&T

Missouri S&T’s marketing and communications office is looking for new student faces and voices to help tell the university story to various audiences. Two “casting calls” for interested students will be held Nov. 4-5 in the Havener Center. Encourage your students to audition. Students of all ages and majors are needed. No acting experience is necessary. Individuals interested in participating in the casting call are asked to RSVP online at

Seminar on biological sensors

Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, will present a seminar on sensing pH and temperature at the single-cell level 3-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in Room 139 Schrenk Hall. This technological advancement will improve understanding of the variability of individual cellular responses to a stimuli of interest. The campus community […]