Lusk named to national committee studying links between coal, health

Dr. Braden Lusk, chair and professor of mining and nuclear engineering, was recently named to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Surface Coal and Human Health. The committee will conduct a study to examine the potential relationship between increased health risks and living in proximity to sites that have been or are being mined or reclaimed for surface coal deposits. Last November, Lusk was appointed to another NASEM committee to study occupational exposure to coal dust in underground mines.

Oerther selected to attend 2017 Fulbright alumni conference

Dr. Daniel Oerther, professor of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (Alum TIES) titled “The New Frontiers of Global Public Health.” The conference will be held Feb. 8-11 at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Zaeem named international scholar by materials societies

Dr. Mohsen Asle Zaeem, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named the Young Leaders International Scholar by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). TMS is a professional society that connects minerals, metals and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia and government positions around the world.

Skyles participates in University of Arizona panel on online labs

Amy Skyles participated in an expert panel discussion during the Online Lab Summit at the University of Arizona in Tucson, held Feb. 6. Skyles, an instructional designer in educational technology, was one of four panelists who discussed the implementation of online science labs.

Spotlight shines on iGem team

The Missouri S&T iGEM team is featured on the American Society for Microbiology’s website in an article about a cloning competition, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGem). S&T’s team, composed of approximately 50 members, is working to eradicate white-nose syndrome from bat populations.

Pan’s research featured in R&D Magazine

Dr. Heng Pan was interviewed for an article, “3D Printing Has Potential to Create Wearable, Stretchable Electronic Devices,” by Laura Panjwani that was published Jan. 18 on the R&D Magazine site. Pan is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. In the article, he discussed stretchable electronics and additive manufacturing.

Fogg’s article among ‘most-read’ in French history journal

An article by Shannon Fogg, chair and professor of history and political science, is one of French Historical Studies’ five most-read article in 2016. The article is titled “‘They are Undesirables’: Local and National Responses to Gypsies during World War II.” French Historical Studies, the leading journal on the history of France, publishes articles and commentaries on all periods of French history from the Middle Ages to the present.

Fleck publishes on building resilience skills

Dr. Patti J. Fleck co-authored “Bouncing Back: Resilience Skills You Can (And Should) Build Now” with Dr. Mary Chandler Bolin, director of counseling at University of Kentucky. The article was published as the cover story in the winter 2017 edition of Kappa Delta’s Angelos, the official magazine of the Kappa Delta sorority. Fleck is director of counseling, disability support and student wellness.

Schramm interviewed for USA Today article

Dr. Jeff Schramm, associate professor of history and political science, was interviewed by Christopher Elliott for the article, “Mass Transit Gets Boost from Ridesharing,” published Jan. 22 in USA Today.

Emeritus professor honored for electrochemical research achievements

Dr. Harlan Anderson, Curators’ Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering, recently received the High Temperature Materials Division Outstanding Achievement Award from the Electrochemical Society. Anderson’s research in insulating and conducting oxides has led to his recognition among the scientific community as a leading expert on electronic ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen separation.