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Engagement Week: Concrete castles and tornadoes

Posted by on October 19, 2020

Join Dr. Grace Yan, associate professor of structural engineering, for a talk titled “Concrete Castles and Tornadoes” 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, via Zoom.

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In the news: BYU Radio, C-Span, Scientific American, Spotify, St. Louis Public Radio

Posted by on June 4, 2019

  • Why is folklore important in understanding the past and preparing for the future? Dr. Simon Bronner, author of Folklore: The Basics and Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities S&T,
    talks with BYU Radio host Marcus Smith in an interview on May 8.
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In the news: History Channel, The Muse, St. Louis Public Radio

Posted by on February 5, 2019

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  • Dr. John McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history, will appear in the History Channel’s “Presidents at War” show at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. McManus also is quoted in the article, “How Gen. Eisenhower Spun a Humiliating WWII Defeat into Winning Military Strategy,” published Jan. 29 on the History Channel website.
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Seed funding goes to six collaborative research projects

Posted by on January 8, 2019

Missouri S&T’s Center for Science Technology and Society (CSTS) recently providing seed funding for six interdisciplinary research projects.

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Tornado sirens to be tested this morning

Posted by on June 27, 2018

The City of Rolla will test its emergency sirens at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 27). The sirens are designed to sound when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning. However, they did not sound yesterday (June 26). Crews have fixed the issue and will be testing the sirens today. Do not be alarmed if you hear them.

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Be prepared for tornado season

Posted by on June 27, 2018

When the weather gets dangerous, do you know what to do? All members of the Missouri S&T community should be familiar the proper procedures for seeking shelter during severe weather activity.

During an actual tornado:

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. The Rolla Police Department will activate the city’s outdoor sirens. When warning sirens sound:

  • Seek shelter, preferably in a designated area. Move to an interior hallway, under a stairwell or a room with no windows.
  • Stay away from outside walls, exterior doors and glass windows or partitions. Do not open windows.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture. Cover your head.
  • Check local radio and television stations concerning the tornado warning.
  • There is no all-clear message sounded through the siren system. However, Missouri S&T does send out all-clear messages through its mass notification system.

Here are a few resources and tips:

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Tornado drill planned March 6; evaluate your plan

Posted by on March 1, 2018

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The National Weather Service will test their severe weather alert and sirens during a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, as part of Missouri’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. University Police recommends using this time to consider what you would do and where you would go in the case of an actual tornado warning.

During an actual tornado:

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. The Rolla Police Department will activate the city’s outdoor sirens. When warning sirens sound:

  • Seek shelter, preferably in a designated area. Move to an interior hallway, under a stairwell or a room with no windows.
  • Stay away from outside walls, exterior doors and glass windows or partitions. Do not open windows.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture. Cover your head.
  • Check local radio and television stations concerning the tornado warning.
  • There is no all-clear message sounded through the siren system. However, Missouri S&T does send out all-clear messages through its mass notification system.

Here are a few resources and tips:

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