In the news: Advanced Materials cover, college math requirements, alumna in IEEE magazine
- The cover of the July 12 print edition of Advanced Materials features an illustration of Dr. Heng Pan’s research into laser printing of bioresorbable conductors on polymer substrates. Heng Pan is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. The paper, “Low-Cost Manufacturing of Bioresorbable Conductors by Evaporation – Condensation-Mediated Laser Printing and Sintering of Zn Nanoparticles,” was published online April 24. Co-authors with Pan are Dr. Xian Huang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Tianjin University in China and a former S&T faculty member, and Missouri S&T graduate students Wan Shou, Bikram K. Mahajan, Brandon Ludwig, Xiaowei Yu and Joshua Staggs.
- Dr. V.A. Samaranayake, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of mathematics and statistics, was interviewed for a story that aired on KBIA 91.3 FM about math requirements for Missouri public colleges and universities. The story, “Solve for ‘X’ or Not: Missouri Replaces Algebra Requirement at State Colleges, Universities,” was posted online on July 17.
- Emily Hernandez was featured in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publication, The Institute, for her outreach work helping minority students overcome their fear of failure while embracing creative solutions to problems. A recent Missouri S&T graduate, Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2016 and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in the field at Stanford University. The article, “Emily Hernandez: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers” was posted online on July 17.