S&T's College of Arts, Sciences, and Business enters its fifth year
of existence, we are enjoying exciting developments that reflect our
commitment to growing and diversifying our academic and research
programs, transforming the student learning experience, and elevating
the impact of faculty engagement in teaching, scholarship, and outreach.
This fall Missouri S&T will again welcome a large cohort of
incoming freshman and transfer students with the highest academic
credentials among Missouri's public universities.
strategy and reputation draw students from a wide range of backgrounds,
providing the perfect setting for students to develop the skill of
working well with peers and teammates with widely varying perspectives
and experiences. Virtually every employer that recruits from S&T
tells us such skills are critical for maintaining a productive and
creative workforce, and the college is proud to host many programs that
emphasize student collaborations.
challenges for public universities in Missouri (and almost everywhere
else), the college continues to enhance learning and research by
supporting and growing its world-class faculty.
This fall we
will welcome new faculty in biology, chemistry, physics, history and
political science, English and technical communication, economics, and
arts, languages, and philosophy. Among them are two new academic
leaders: Dr. Rainer Glaser, professor and chair of chemistry, and Dr. Robin Verble,
associate professor of biology and founding director of the Missouri
S&T Field Station. We will also host a renowned guest scholar, Dr. Simon Bronner, who will serve as the 2017-18 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities.
A sampling of faculty achievements
work tirelessly to create knowledge that informs our understanding of
the social, cultural, and natural domains of our world. Here are only a
Patrick Huber's A&R Pioneers is the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of American roots music.
students in the college are taking every advantage to change the world
with their research and outreach. Here are only a few:
- Owen Smith, a
2017 physics graduate with a minor in Russian, received a J. William
Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Russia for the upcoming academic year.
- Erin Nischwitz,
a senior in chemistry and pre-medicine, mentored by Dr. David
Westenberg, presented her research at the University of Missouri System
Undergraduate Research Day in Jefferson City.
- Bradley Welch,
a Ph.D. student in chemistry, supervised by Dr. Richard Dawes, earned a
competitive fellowship from the Department of Energy to pursue his
research this summer at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.
- Joey Franz,
a junior in physics with an emphasis in secondary education, mentored
the Rolla High School robotics team, which advanced to the world
championship in Houston.
- Marisa Tompkins,
a senior in multidisciplinary studies with an emphasis in secondary
education, was selected to attend the Space Foundation's 2018 Teacher
Liaison Program in Colorado Springs.
This summer we
are saying goodbye to Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators' Distinguished Teaching
Professor of chemistry, who is retiring from S&T. Dr. Ma also
served as associate dean of research and external relations and as
director of the Center for Biomedical Research.
S&T in 2000 and quickly established himself as a top-level teacher,
mentor, and researcher. While here, he won over a dozen teaching awards,
published over 100 journal articles, mentored 20 graduate students,
presented 50 invited talks, received over $5 million in research grants,
and was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. The entire
S&T community will deeply miss him as a friend and colleague. Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biology, has been appointed as interim associate dean of research and external relations for the college.
extremely honored and humbled to be part of the dedicated community of
students, scholars, alumni, and other supporters who have advanced the
college through their effort and generosity. No words can adequately
express my profound appreciation for these wonderful partners.
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