Accomplishments

S&T shines in UM System newsletter

Posted by on February 6, 2018

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi shares stories of success from the four UM System campuses in a newsletter, Campus Highlights. You can read about a few accomplishments of talented students, faculty and staff here at Missouri S&T, as well as at the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Sneed named to journal editorial board

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Lesley Sneed, associate professor and Stirrat Faculty Scholar in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has been appointed to the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Composites for Construction. The journal is an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publication. It features original research papers, review papers and case studies on the use of fiber-reinforced composite materials in construction.

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Long elected to IISE leadership position

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Suzanna Long, chair and professor of engineering management and systems engineering, has been elected to a three-year term as technical vice president for the Institute for Industrial & Systems Engineers. She has previously held several offices for IISE sub-societies. Her term as technical vice president will begin Sunday, April 1.

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Book chapter addresses women’s barriers in STEM fields

Posted by on February 6, 2018

A book chapter by Dr. Jessica Cundiff has been selected for the Feb. 28 hard-copy publication of The War on Women in the United States: Beliefs, Tactics and the Best Defenses, edited by Dr. Joel T. Nadler, and Dr. Meghan R. Lower.

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Professor presents paper at plasticity conference in Puerto Rico

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Joseph W. Newkirk, professor of materials science and engineering, delivered an invited paper at the International Conference on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 7. The paper is titled “Selective Laser Melting of Fe-Co Intermetallics and Resulting Grain Boundary Performance.” This is part of his research with the Kansas City National Security Campus. He is investigating improved permanent magnetic materials.

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Advanced Materials, Nano Energy publish S&T research on new 2-D materials

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Vadym Mochalin, associate professor of chemistry, describes in recently published papers how a new family of two-dimensional transition metal carbides, known as MXenes, could be used to harvest wasted frictional energy.

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Huang joins editorial board for gene therapy journal

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Yue-Wern Huang, a professor of toxicology and nanomedicine in S&T’s department of biological sciences, has been invited to join the editorial board of Current Gene Therapy. The publication is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal featuring articles about basic research and clinical applications of gene and cell therapy of genetic disease.

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Riggins elected AIAA associate fellow

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Dave Riggins, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of aerospace engineering, was recently elected Associate Fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). He was recognized in January at the 2018 AIAA Sci-Tech Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Two speak on helping struggling calculus students

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Barbara Wilkins, an instructional designer in educational technology, and Paul Runnion, associate teaching professor of mathematics and statistics, presented a paper at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego in January. The paper is titled “Digging Out of the Hole — One Solution for Struggling Calculus Students.” Read the abstract.

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Careaga recounts branding journey from UMR to S&T

Posted by on February 6, 2018

“The Elements of Brand-building in Higher Education: The Role of Strategy, Research and Internal Engagement,” by Andrew Careaga, executive director of marketing and communications, was published in the winter 2017-18 edition of the Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing. The invited paper describes Missouri S&T’s branding initiatives during the 2007-08 name change from UMR and more recent branding efforts associated with S&T’s strategic plan. The abstract is available online.

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