Dave Westenberg

Westenberg receives funding to engage public in biology topics

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Dave Westenberg received funding from Building with Biology to host a public forum on synthetic biology this summer at Missouri S&T. Missouri S&T is one of just over 20 sites selected nationwide. Building with Biology is a nationwide project funded by the National Informal STEM Education Network.

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In the news: EMSE, Explosives Camp, iGem and Maker Faire

Posted by on July 5, 2017

  • Stephen Corns, associate chair of graduate studies, is featured in an Engineering.com article about Missouri S&T’s master’s degree in engineering management. The article, “Take the Lead Where Engineering and Business Intersect,” was published June 23. Embedded with the story is a video produced by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) about Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department. The video features several faculty and a student, including Corns; Dr. Suzanna Long, department chair; Lizzette Perez-Lespier, a recent PhD graduate; Dr. Elizabeth Cudney, associate professor; Dr. Stephen Raper, associate professor; and Dr. Joan Schuman, assistant teaching professor.
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Westenberg selected as biointeractive teacher ambassador

Posted by on November 1, 2016

Dr. Dave Westenberg, associate professor and interim chair of biological sciences, was invited to serve as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute biointeractive teacher ambassador. Westenberg attended the annual HHMI Biointeractive Holiday Lectures on Science at the institute’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and is participating in the development of curriculum materials for teaching concepts presented during the lectures. The topic of the 2016 Holiday Lectures is, “Ecology of Rivers and Coasts: Foodwebs and Human Impacts.”

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Westenberg recognized by ASM

Posted by on August 2, 2016

Dr. Dave Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, was recognized at the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting (ASM Microbe) for his service as chair of the ASM Committee for K-12 Outreach. ASM president Lynn Enquist and ASM Education Board chair Mary Sanchez Lanier presented Westenberg with an engraved vase in recognition of his service.

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Westenberg writes for special edition of microbiology education journal

Posted by on April 5, 2016

Dr. Dave Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, has contributed to the scientific citizenship-themed issue (Vol 17, Issue 1) of the American Society for Microbiology’s Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE). His article is titled “The Engaged Microbiologist: Bringing the Microbiological Sciences to the K–12 Community.”

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