Archives for August 2011

The world really is a small (and awesome) place


Chinese dragon carried by students in last year’s parade. Photos by B.A. Rupert

Rolla is a small city in the Missouri Ozarks that just happens to be home to a world-class technological research institution, Missouri S&T. It’s also home to a unique event called Celebration of Nations. [Read more…]

Healing glasses


Dr. Delbert Day (right) and Dr. Steve Jung with borate glass nanofibers (inset). Photo by B.A. Rupert

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What if all a battlefield medic had to do to treat a serious or lingering wound was to stuff it with a material that looks and feels like cotton candy? Sounds unlikely, but that is pretty close to what is happening in a clinical trial at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo.

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A chancellor bids farewell


Dr. John F. Carney III visits with Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients in 2010. Photo by B.A. Rupert

As Chancellor John F. (Jack) Carney III took the stage to address the entering class of freshmen and transfer students during 2011 Convocation, he shared with them a familiar theme: Our nation is in dire need of engineers and scientists.

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PRO leaders ease transitions during Opening Week and beyond


Missouri S&T PRO leaders with Project X vehicles (left to right): Seth Marton, Doris Ditter and Tim Clemon. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Missouri S&T attracts some of the best and brightest students, but even these high achievers get anxious when heading off to college. That’s where Missouri S&T PRO (preview, registration and orientation) leaders come in. They combine friendly faces with sage advice that can really help get new students off on the right track during Opening Week orientation, the week before classes begin on Aug. 22.

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So much potential water energy, so close to home


Dr. Rajiv Mishra with a model of a hydrokinetic system. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Dr. Rajiv Mishra thinks the ancient past and the modern present are converging in some ways. “In the past,” Mishra says, “we have prayed to the sun god, to the wind god and to the water god. Now we are back to that point.”

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