A year before coming to Missouri S&T nearly three years ago, Cagatay “Ty” Atmaca was sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp., the national oil company of the Republic of Turkey.
When James Zeiger came across the Be the Match bone marrow registry table at the Havener Center during the summer of 2012, he didn’t think twice about registering to become a bone marrow donor. A frequent blood donor, it just seemed natural to sign up alongside the other camp counselors.
Missouri S&T students’ year-long fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital culminated with Up ‘til Dawn, an all-night event for students that took place on Friday, April 26. In its third year, the student-organized event has raised more than $55,000 for the hospital to-date. This year’s goal was $30,000.
Steve Parks knows how hard it is to challenge and change the culture of a workplace. “You have to be patient,” he says. “Sometimes you have to go back and look at how things used to be so you can see the progress.”
Missouri S&T’s intramurals program offers a wide array of competitive sports, including (okay, take a deep breath) badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cross country, darts, disc golf, dodge ball, flag football, golf, inner tube water polo, kickball, Madden Xbox, racquetball (time for another breath), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, washers and weightlifting.
Watch this to get a feel for the Haunted Mine experience:
Matthew Thimgan, assistant professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, and his students are studying the sleep patterns of the Drosophila melanogaster, aka the common fruit fly. The insect gives them a way to identify genes and pathways that regulate sleep and to learn about how sleep deprivation affects health and performance.