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Learn about engineering at S&T summer camps
High school juniors and seniors can find out how engineers change the world at one of three week-long “Jackling Introduction to Engineering” camps that will be held this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Students will learn how their math and science skills can impact the future and Read More
'Solarfest' to benefit S&T Solar House Team
The Solar House Team, a student design team at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is hosting a night of music and drinks on summer solstice at the Public House Brewing Co. to raise awareness about the team and its projects. “Solarfest” begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Read More
Ramsay to lead Missouri S&T's student design center
Dr. Christopher Ramsay has been named director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center (SDELC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins on Monday, June 3. The design center was established in 2000 in order to better support the various nationally competitive multi-disciplinary student design teams Read More
Ten honored at S&T Staff Excellence Awards ceremony
Ten full-time employees at Missouri University of Science and Technology were honored Wednesday, May 29, for their contributions to the campus during Missouri S&T Staff Recognition Day ceremonies on campus. Each full-time winner received a certificate and a $600 check from Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader during the award Read More
Lot 19 closed May 30
Lot 19 will be closed Thursday, May 30, for geothermal construction. Permit holders should use Area M Lot 36 for the day. Read More
Staff Day today
Staff Recognition Day is today, Wednesday, May 29, and will begin with awards, recognitions and a video from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. Live music, games, craft demonstrations and more will follow from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A free barbecue lunch for Read More
McManus to appear on C-SPAN
Dr. John C. McManus, professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, will discuss the relationship between poverty and military enlistment in World War II as part of a panel discussion on poverty in American at The National Archives at St. Louis today (Wednesday, May 29). C-SPAN will cover Read More
S&T to host Camp Invention program
Missouri S&T will host the nationwide Camp Invention Program in two separate weeklong sessions this summer and for children entering grades one through six. University employees can to register a camper for $165, a $50 discount off the regular fee. Classes are scheduled each day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 Read More
Havener Center reservation reminders
The Havener Center reservations office reminds the campus community that rooms are not reserved until a confirmation with an event reference number is issued. Reservation confirmations are sent to the requestor via email. The electronic response which pops up when the online form is completed and submitted does not guarantee Read More
Interlibrary loan closed June 4
The interlibrary loan department of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library will be closed on Tuesday, June 4, for training. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. If you have any questions, contact the department at 341-4006. Read More
Summer hours for Chartwells dining and catering
Starting Monday, June 3, Chartwells Dining Services will be operating on the following summer hours: Monday-Friday Thomas Jefferson Dining Hall: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m. Coyote Jack’s Grill: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Einstein Bros Bagels: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Chartwells main office and catering office: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Thomas Read More
"Solarfest" to be held June 21
Join the Missouri S&T Solar House Team for “Solarfest,” a local fundraiser to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Public House Brewing Co. The event will include a silent auction, barbeque, 50/50 raffle and live music featuring Too Far Gone, Trilogy and the Solar Read More
S&T researcher develops technique to detect breast cancer in urine
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher has developed a new screening method that uses urinalysis to diagnose breast cancer – and determine its severity – before it could be detected with a mammogram. A study to confirm this technique’s effectiveness is under way at Mercy Breast Center in Read More
Missouri S&T to host summer camps for girls
Girls from middle school through high school can discover opportunities in the fields of science, technology and engineering in one of the week-long residential camps that will be held this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Participants will explore personal interests through hands-on group projects and team design Read More
S&T Steel Bridge Team to compete at nationals
A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology won second place at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Mid-Continent Student Conference and secured entrance to the national competition in Seattle. The 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition will be held Friday, May 31, through Saturday, June 1, Read More
S&T students build and compete with racecar
A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology is racing against 120 international collegiate teams in Formula One-style racecars at the upcoming Formula SAE competition in Canada. The competition, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, will be held Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26, in Read More
Geothermal project questions?
The S&T geothermal project team has add a new Q&A section to its blog at For answers to other questions, email For more information about the geothermal energy system and scheduling details, visit Read More
It's time to upgrade from Windows XP
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, all XP devices will be restricted from open network access at Missouri S&T in order to protect the campus network. This summer, IT will meet with customers to explore options to minimize disruption to your academic and research missions while addressing XP support issues. In early 2014, Microsoft will discontinue all support Read More
Blackboard upgrades on May 29
Information Technology will upgrade Blackboard from version 9.1 service pack 8 to service pack 11 starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29. Blackboard will be unavailable for up to eight hours during the upgrade process. This upgrade will provide several new changes and enhancements to Blackboard. Read More
Multimedia Center posts summer hours
Summer hours for poster printing, laminating and binding in the Curtis Laws Wilson Library Multimedia Center will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Normal hours will resume at the start of the fall semester. Read More
Missouri S&T awards professional degrees
Missouri University of Science and Technology awarded five honorary professional degrees during spring commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. The degrees recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement. The May 2013 professional degree recipients are: William E. Acree Jr., chair and professor of chemistry Read More
Summer camps at S&T combine fire, robots and space
Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer an extensive lineup of camps this summer that give students of all ages a chance to participate in hands-on learning activities. They can build robots, fly rockets and discover what careers in science, technology, engineering and math involve. Grade requirements for the Read More
Missouri S&T students receive Grainger Power Engineering Awards
Eleven electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates each received a $5,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology this spring. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence. The Power Engineering Awards are funded by a $1.3 million endowment Read More
S&T undergrad certified in mine rescue training
An undergraduate student from Missouri University of Science and Technology was certified as a mine safety instructor by the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). He is one of the first undergraduate students in the U.S. to hold a trainer certification. David Stine, a senior in mining engineering Read More
Call for proposals for 2013 Teaching with Tech Conference
Missouri S&T faculty members are invited to submit proposals for the 2013 Focus on Teaching with Technology Conference (FTTC) that will be held Oct. 24-25 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The proposal deadline is July 1. Ideas to consider include: Is technology helping to increase student engagement in your Read More
International travel resources available to faculty and staff
The University of Missouri provides two types of insurance coverage for faculty and staff who travel internationally for university purposes. This insurance coverage is provided at no cost to the traveler or university department. AIG coverage includes travel accident and sickness benefits. MedEx coverage includes evacuation and transportation services. MedEx Read More
Writing Center offers summer tutoring
The Writing Center will offer undergraduate peer tutoring throughout the 2013 summer semester. Starting Monday, June 3, tutors will be available every weekday at 9 a.m. The center will remain open until 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and until 1 p.m. on Read More
Fall 2013 Accent Modification Program
Enrollment is now open for the fall 2013 Accent Modification Program (AMP). AMP classes are designed to advance cultural diversity and understanding by improving overall communication between students and faculty, increasing active participation in campus dialogue and promoting confident communication. Classes are conducted on an individual basis for a 13-week Read More
Faculty needed for opening week
Faculty participation is vital when the university welcomes new students to campus in August. There will be more than 1,200 new students on campus for the 2013 Opening Week orientation. Interested faculty will meet and have lunch with the student mentor groups and discuss faculty expectations and classroom respect. The Read More
Three PRO Sessions in June
Missouri S&T will host three Preview, Registration, and Orientation (PRO) sessions in June. Mark your calendar and help welcome the new students and their guests to the S&T campus on Fridays, June 7, June 14, and June 21. There will also be a PRO session on Saturday, August 10. PRO Read More
Deadline for promoting your department or organization to new students
Get new students involved in your organization, department or program. Insert an electronic flyer on the “Plug into the Green Movement” flash drive for new students. The deadline to be included is Saturday, June 1. These flash drives will be distributed to the new freshmen and transfer students during Opening Read More
Take KMST's online listener survey today
Public radio KMST has launched a listener survey to gather information to make future programming decisions. Survey answers will be completely anonymous. Any questions marked with an asterisk (*) require an answer in order to progress through the survey. The KMST Listener Survey 2013 will be available through Friday, May Read More
Missouri S&T to host summer camps for girls
Girls from middle school through high school can discover opportunities in the fields of science, technology and engineering in one of S&T’s week-long residential camps that will be held this summer on campus. Participants will explore personal interests through hands-on group projects and team design competitions, experience life on a Read More
Join the Summer Weight Loss Challenge, help food bank
Faculty, staff, retirees and spouses or partners can join Missouri S&T’s Summer Weight Loss Challenge on Staff Recognition Day. Bring $10 cash for the registration fee to the kick-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Healthy for Life table outside the Havener Center, where you Read More
Faculty proposals for South Africa exchange
The University of Missouri South Africa Education Program Committee is inviting proposals from those who are interested in participating in the academic exchange between the University of Missouri and South Africa. Opportunities include exchanges with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) located near Cape Town and collaborative projects between Read More
Fiscal year ends June 30; closing calendar online
The university’s fiscal year ends on June 30 and the 2013 closing calendar is now available on the UM Controller’s website: The calendar provides important FY13 deadlines and processing information for accounting, budget and procurement activities, including journal entries, non-PO voucher, travel and expense activity, ARBI invoicing, CRR and ARR Read More
University Police selling tees to benefit Special Olympics
University Police is a proud supporter of the Missouri Special Olympics this year. As a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, the department is selling 2013 Special Olympics Torch Run T-Shirts. From now through June 21, you can help support the Special Olympics by purchasing a shirt. You may buy shirts Read More


Miners' Lockett selected to NCBWA's All-Midwest region second team
S&T's Hawkins, Bradshaw selected to Academic All-District track team
Miners' McGuire competes in pole vault at NCAA-II Championships


Missouri S&T wants to use drones to inspect bridges
Expert: Dry-ice bomb like Disneyland blast unlikely to do harm
Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Detection


Hiring Workshop (6/4/2013)
Last Day to Register for Summer 4-week Session (6/5/2013)
Last day for 90% refund of fees for Summer 8-Week Session (6/5/2013)
Summer 2013 Four-week session (6/5/2013)
Last Day for 70% Refund of Fees for Summer 8-Week Session (6/7/2013)
Last Day to Change Grading Option for Summer 8-Week Session (6/7/2013)
Last Day to Register for Summer 8-Week Session (6/7/2013)
Robotics Team Competition (6/7/2013 - 6/10/2013)
Class Roll Check Sent for Summer 8-Week Session (6/12/2013)
Four-week Session Last Day to Add, Drop or Change Status (6/12/2013)
Board of Curators Meeting (6/13/2013)
Board of Curators Meeting (6/14/2013)
Last Day to Notify of Intent to Graduate Summer 8-Week Session (6/14/2013)
Class Roll Due 8-Week Summer Session (6/19/2013)
Formula SAE Competition (6/19/2013)