Engineering professor to speak about recognition technology

Dr. James Keller will present “Recognition Technology: Lotfi’s Look to the Future from the Late 1990s,” 3-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in Room 103 Engineering Management. A reception will follow. Keller is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science and the R.L. Tatum Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The presentation is part of the Bernard Sarchet Graduate Seminar Series.

Presentation planned on engineering smart stimuli-responsive cement

Dr. Raissa Ferron, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, will present “Engineering Smart, Stimuli-responsive Cementitious Composites” at noon Thursday, Nov. 17, in 109A Fulton Hall. She will speak about research on improving the performance of concrete by using a self-adaptive material approach.

Lecture to focus on expanding opportunities for engineers

As part of the Centennial Seminar Series, L. Wayne Garrett, retired chief manufacturing officer of Harman International Industries, Inc., will present, “The Expanding Opportunities for Engineers,” 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Room 199 Toomey Hall. Please join the mechanical and aerospace engineering department in welcoming Garrett to campus. Get more details.  

Help your students succeed, get free lunch

Instructors are invited to the second session of the Curators’ Teaching Summit, “Practical Tips to Help Students Succeed in Your Class,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Missouri/Ozark Room of the Havener Center. Lunch will be provided.

Attend webinar on engineering aspects of concrete bridge decks

The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies and the Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) University Transportation Center invites the campus community to attend a webinar at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Room 312 Butler-Carlton Hall.

Biological sciences chair candidate to present seminar

Dr. Sanjay Shukla, research scientist at the Center for Human Genetics Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, will present “Understanding Staphylococcus aureus virulence and host susceptibility to S. aureus caused diseases” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Room 139 Schrenk Hall. The talk will include an investigation of an outbreak of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Wisconsin in the 1990s, why CA-MRSA are more virulent than methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, and host genetic susceptibility to S. aureus diseases.

Math seminars to cover collective science and data collection

Dr. James Cochran, professor of statistics and Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama, will present two guest lectures at Missouri S&T.

Learn how mammals sleep

Dr. Andrew Phillips, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will present “Modeling sleep and wake regulation in mammals” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Room 103 Engineering Management Building. The seminar will discuss why different individuals have different preferred sleep timing, and why the loss of orexin neurons in the […]

EMSE guest lecture focuses on optimization

Dr. Jiaqiao Hu, associate professor of applied mathematics at Stony Brook University (SUNY), will present a guest lecture titled “Model-Based Stochastic Adaptive Search Algorithms for Global Optimization,” 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Room 213 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The seminar is open to all students, faculty and staff, and is a part of engineering […]

Biological Sciences Chair Candidate Seminar is April 5

The biological sciences department will host a seminar titled “Battle For The Nest: Co-evolution Between Avian Brood Parasites And Their Hosts” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Room G-3 Schrenk Hall. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Brian Peer, professor of biological sciences at Western Illinois University and a candidate for biological sciences chair.