Phelps County News

Missouri S&T professor’s work honored by American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers has recognized Dr. Islam El-adaway, the Hurst/McCarthy Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his team with the 2020 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for significant contributions to construction engineering.

Polar Plunge raises more than $27,000 for Special Olymics

The 7th Annual Polar Plunge on March 7 in Rolla was a splashing success, raising $27,660 to-date. A total of 17 people participated in the Polar Bear Strut 5K and 100 brave people from around the area donned costumes and swimwear to take a chilly dip at Fugitive Beach. Their Reason for Freezin’… the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri!

Missouri S&T professor named AGC National Educator

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) awarded its 2020 Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Eric Showalter, a professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Each year, AGC recognizes an educator who makes a significant mark in the field of construction education.