Curators approve ACML, changes to UM System policies

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On December 11, 2017

Artist's rendering of ACML

The Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory will add 16,000 square feet of research space.

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators voted on several items that will affect Missouri S&T during the board’s meetings Dec. 7-8 in St. Louis.

Here are some highlights from the meetings:

  • The Curators on Thursday approved a new $6.5 million lab. The Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) will expand the High-bay Structures Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall to provide 16,000 square feet of research space for developing and testing new construction materials and methods. Get more details.
  • Also on Thursday, the board passed new rules allowing for reduced operations over winter break (which means time off for many employees Dec. 26-Dec. 31) as well as a shorter waiting period to take advantage of reduced tuition for family members. The board also approved a shared leave program that will allow staff to contribute and borrow from a leave pool in the event of a catastrophic illness or other emergency. Get more details.
  • University of Missouri System President Mun Choi on Friday shared highlights from each campus. For our campus, he reflected on the Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team winning this year’s international championship and S&T’s new University Transportation Center.
  • Choi congratulated the six faculty members within the UM System who were recently named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows. Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor and head of geology and geophysics at S&T, is one of the AAAS fellows. The other five are MU faculty. Get more details.

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