At least 17 million residents of the United States lack access to high-speed internet, impeding their ability to use online education, telemedicine and remote work. Missouri University of Science Technology is leading a team of experts working to solve the challenge, and now their work is supported by a one-year, $300,000 grant award as part of U.S. Ignite’s Project OVERCOME.
Phelps County News
Missouri University of Science and Technology biology professor Dr. David Westenberg is the first recipient of the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Student Success in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB). Members of the Dean’s Leadership Council Faculty Excellence Committee surprised Westenberg with the award while he was teaching class this morning (Wednesday, March 31).
Frances Martikus of Rolla, Missouri was chosen as March Senior Companion of the Month in the Zoom in-service meeting held March 19.
The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported on Monday active COVID-19 cases are holding steady, with the county hovering between 30 and 50 active cases each week. New deaths, however, were recently reported to the Department of Health and Human Services and show more deaths occurred in both Phelps and Maries County than had been reported.
Healthcare organizations across the Central Region are seeking immediate caring and compassionate team members to fill a variety of positions at the April 6th Virtual Job Fair.