Archives for April 4, 2017

Missouri S&T student, chapter recognized by IEEE honor society

Emily Hernandez, a recent Missouri S&T graduate, and the university’s Chapter of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) received awards at the annual meeting of the Electric and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association in Miramar Beach, Florida, on March 20. IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the honor society for electrical and computer engineering, with more than 200 chapters worldwide.

Four CEC faculty named Dean’s Educator Scholars

To celebrate excellence in the classroom and contributions toward student service, four Missouri S&T faculty members are being honored by the College of Engineering and Computing with the title of Dean’s Educator Scholar. They were surprised while teaching classes. Check out videos of the surprise classroom visits on the college’s Facebook page. The honorees are:

Outstanding teaching awards go to distance education faculty

Six faculty members engaged in distance education received outstanding teaching awards during a dinner March 8. Awardees were recognized for their outstanding teaching, reflected in the quality of instruction, interaction with students and availability.

Grants go to faculty for recruiting doctoral students

The office of graduate studies implemented a Doctoral Student Recruitment Grant proposal program that was open for proposals starting in December 2016. The selection committee awarded approximately $23,000 in grant funds to assist departments in recruiting highly competitive doctoral students. The funded proposals are:

Grants awarded for faculty-led study abroad program

The Missouri S&T Study Abroad Advisory Committee awarded $25,000 in grant funds to assist in developing faculty-led short-term study abroad programs. The committee considered seven proposals and six faculty members were selected to receive funding. This funding will be used for travel or other costs associated with developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Below are […]

Experiential learning, service learning awards go to three

Dr. Norbert Maerz, Dr. Sarah Stanley and Brett Watson received awards during an awards ceremony Feb. 21 on campus.

Students win third place in regional circuit design competition

For the third consecutive year, a Missouri S&T team has placed in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Student Electronic Circuit Design Competition. This year’s winning team members are electrical and computer engineering students Li Guan, a senior, and Nicholas O’Gorman, a junior. They won third place in the contest for designing and building a circuit during a timed event. Guan also participated on the winning team in 2016.

Westenberg selected as ‘Humboldtian on campus’

The American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation selected Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor and interim chair of biological sciences, to serve as a “Humboldtian on Campus.” Westenberg was one of approximately 200 U.S. Alexander von Humboldt alumni invited to participate in the U.S. Humboldt Colloquium, held March 2-4 in Washington, D.C. The topic of the colloquium was “Global Research in the 21st Century: Perspectives of the U.S. Humboldt Network.”

Missouri S&T partners with battery consortium on microgrid

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will add its expertise to a solar-powered microgrid project on Missouri S&T’s campus. The project involves creating an EcoVillage microgrid, using solar panels in combination with lead battery energy storage units. The project is slated to start in October.

Brown interviewed by Christian Science Monitor reporter

Dr. Trent Brown, associate professor of American studies at Missouri S&T, was interviewed for a Christian Science Monitor article about Confederate monuments. The story by Weston Williams, “Appeals Court Rules that Confederate Monuments Can Come Down in New Orleans,” was published March 7. Brown’s research focuses on the cultural history of the twentieth-century United States, particularly race and gender in the recent South.