Phelps County News

Newly named ant species has a Missouri S&T connection

Until recently, Syscia sumnichti was just one of 10,000 to 30,000 nameless species of ants. Today, this inconspicuous little ant, native to Central America, has not only a name, but also a connection to Missouri University of Science and Technology.

David Enke named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at Missouri S&T

Dr. David Enke, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at Missouri S&T.

New cellular treatment could cure chronic artery disease

A new, cellular-level approach to removing plaque build-up in the arteries could eventually lead to a cure for the chronic disease known as atherosclerosis, according to a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The method uses nanoparticles that can be designed to deliver plaque-busting drugs to specific cells in arteries. The nanoparticles have an average diameter of 150 nanometers, about 1/500th the diameter of a human hair.

Missouri S&T plans return to in-person classes in fall 2021, extend test-optional policy

Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to return to in-person classes beginning with the fall 2021 semester and will extend a test-optional policy for fall 2022 applicants.

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild Display Winter Challenge Quilts

Like many of the organizations, meetings are placed on hold until we can all safely gather together again.  However, the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild has stayed in touch through Zoom and email and again this year participated in their annual Winter Challenge.