In the News: NSBE convention, MBA education, Rolla mural, smart rocks
- The Pittsburgh Courier News staff recently published photos of attendees at the National Society of Black Engineers’ 44th annual convention in Pittsburgh March 21-25. Among those pictured are Keelen Jones, a freshman engineering student at Missouri S&T, with MU engineering students Raphael Hutchins and Marlon Taylor.
- Dr. Keng Siau, professor and chair of business information technology, gives advice for students considering a master’s of business administration degree in a U.S. News & World Report article, “Why MBA Applicants Should Research Concentrations.” The article by Ilana Kowarski was published March 22.
- Mike Bassett, maintenance supervisor, and Dan Woodward, restoration artist, discuss the Rolla Mural during a broadcast of Fidelity 6’s “Weekly Recap” Friday, March 9. First created by Sidney Larson, the mural depicts the history of Rolla from 1844 to the 1950s. It was originally commissioned by late Rolla newspaper publisher Edward Sowers in 1952 and displayed in the Sowers Building, which houses The Rolla Daily News. The Sowers family donated the mural to Missouri S&T, where it is displayed in the Curtis Laws Wilson Library.
- Missouri S&T’s smart rocks project for hazard assessment of bridges is featured in the March issue of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s UTC Spotlight newsletter. The project is led by Dr. Genda Chen, professor and Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering. He leads a university transportation center (UTC) named Inspecting and Preserving Infrastructure through Robotics Exploration (INSPIRE).