Archives for May 3, 2017

Myers earns outstanding educator award

Dr. John Myers has been selected as a top educator by the Architectural Engineering Institute. Myers is associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Engineering and Computing, and a professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.

Four faculty awarded Smart Living seed funding

Four Missouri S&T faculty members have been awarded seed funding for two interdisciplinary projects related to S&T’s Smart Living signature area. The awards were selected from 13 proposals from 11 departments and 29 faculty members. Smart Living co-directors Dr. Bruce McMillin and Dr. Nancy Stone selected the winning proposals in consultation with the associate deans of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and the College of Engineering and Computing. The recipients and their projects are:

NEH grant builds bridge between humanities, engineering

Thanks to a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Missouri S&T students will explore the cultures of Latin American countries they visit and earn course credit. The $100,000 NEH Humanities Connection grant will allow faculty to create four courses related to Latin American studies:

Whitworth honored with AIChE student award

Mathias Whitworth received the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Virtus Dynamical Chemical Engineering Student Award, sponsored by MYNAH Technologies, on April 12 in St. Louis. He received the award for outstanding scholarship and service to AIChE. In addition to many other accomplishments, he has led the AIChE Chem-E-Car team for two years.

Jeopardy! Chemical engineering students heading to nationals

Dr. Christi Luks, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, accompanied 25 chemical engineering undergraduate students to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Mid-America Regional Student Conference March 30-April 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The students competed in the organization’s Chem-E-Car competition, research competitions and the ChemE Jeopardy competition. Highlights include:

Student Council announces Student Leaders’ Awards

Outstanding individuals and organizations were honored at the 14th Annual Student Leaders Award ceremony on April 12. The event is hosted by Student Council. Awardees include:

Earth day draws hundreds

Rain did not dampen the celebration of Earth Day at Missouri S&T on April 20. The event drew more than 900 children from Rolla and area schools and more than 40 exhibitors that provided hands-on activities. While visiting campus, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi stopped by the festivities.

Johnson leading committee for admissions organization

Tyler Johnson, transfer counselor in admissions at Missouri S&T, has been named co-chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling. The organization includes more than 500 professionals working in college admissions.

Konur to lead logistics division of IISE

Dr. Dincer Konur, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, has been named president-elect of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Logistics and Supply Chain Division.