biological sciences

Dean’s medal goes to Westenberg

Posted by on April 6, 2021

Dr. David Westenberg, professor of biological sciences, is the first recipient of the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Student Success in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB).

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’Crobe captures time capsule contest win

Posted by on March 8, 2021

The 150th anniversary time capsule contest committee has selected February’s winning item. Dr. Dave Westenberg’s entry of a giant, stuffed COVID-19 microbe was chosen to go in one of the 3x3x3-inch boxes reserved for contest winners. The “giant” microbe measures 2 inches.

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Ozark Research Field Station to host Summer 2021 courses

Posted by on March 5, 2021

The Ozark Research Field Station will be hosting Summer 2021 courses within the Biological Sciences Department. All courses will be held at the Field Station in Newburg, Missouri. On-site camping and boarding are offered as part of your course free of charge. Restrooms, showers, and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities are available at the site. […]

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Thimgan to discuss importance of sleep

Posted by on March 1, 2021

Dr. Matt Thimgan, associate professor of biological sciences, will talk about how sleep has changed over the last century in a talk titled “The ABCs of Zzzzzz – The Importance of Sleep” noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, via Zoom.

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S&T joins JED to support mental health, committee leads efforts

Posted by on February 1, 2021

Missouri S&T has joined JED Campus in support of student well-being and mental health. The program is a nationwide initiative of The JED Foundation (JED) designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs to safeguard individual and community health. S&T’s membership began with establishing an interdisciplinary, campuswide team. he team is named the S&T Health and Well-being Committee. It includes:

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Westenberg to kick off speaker series

Posted by on January 21, 2021

Missouri S&T’s Spring 2021 virtual speaker series will include topics ranging from the importance of sleep to the dark side of technology. The first speaker this semester will be Dr. David Westenberg, professor of biological sciences. He will give a talk titled “Epidemics in a Connected World” noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, via Zoom. Register for the talk.

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Outstanding teaching awards go to 44 faculty

Posted by on December 1, 2020

Forty-four faculty members will be honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2019-20 and 35 faculty members received an Outstanding Teaching Commendation. Additionally two faculty members are being honored with the Sustained Excellence in Outstanding Teaching Award. Recipients are:

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27 faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research, service

Posted by on December 1, 2020

Recipients of Missouri S&T’s Faculty Excellence Award, Faculty Achievement Award and Faculty Teaching Award have been announced. Awardees are:

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Engagement Week: Changing the world with synthetic biology

Posted by on October 19, 2020

Join Dr. David Westenberg, professor of biological sciences, for a talk titled “How Synthetic Biology Can Change the World” 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom.

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