Phelps County News

Missouri S&T students provide face shields for medical workers

Tom Hoing (left) and Max Foley (center), engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology, deliver the first run of over 1,000 face shields for medical personnel to Dr. Brian Kriete (with cart), otolaryngologist and medical director of surgical services at Phelps Health, a medical health system based in Rolla, Missouri. Hoing, Foley and other Missouri S&T students have been working for the past two weeks on fabricating the face shields, brackets and masks for Phelps Health physicians, nurses and other medical staff. Photo by Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T.

Successful transition to online-only courses for S&T faculty and students

Students and faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology are back from spring break and back to meeting virtually after COVID-19 effectively shut down classrooms on the Rolla campus and at the other University of Missouri System universities. The transition to online education has gone fairly smoothly, according to faculty and students.

ECC makes medical supply donation to Phelps Health

ECC is providing as many of their medical supplies as needed to area hospitals in Washington, Sullivan and Rolla. Last week Phelps Health received gowns, gloves and masks from the ECC Rolla Nursing program. Nursing faculty member Julie Chirban (left) dropped off the supplies to Barb McNamara, who works at Phelps as a nurse leader and who is also an adjunct faculty member in the Nursing program.