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College of Natural and Applied Sciences Excellence Awards

CNAS recognized outstanding faculty and staff for the sixth year at a reception held on April 28, 2017. The award winners were nominated by departmental personnel committees, department heads or students. The nominations were then reviewed by a faculty committee for the faculty/staff awards and by a student committee for the student-nominated award. The award winners receive a certificate and a small monetary award.

We are proud to congratulate the following LLC partner and student award winners for 2017!

 

Matt Pierson, associate professor in the cooperative engineering program, serves as faculty advisory for the student chapters of American Society of Civil Engineers and Missouri Society of Professional Engineers as well as for the steel bridge and concrete canoe teams that compete each year. He serves on the Springfield/Green County Environmental Taskforce and the City of Springfield Stormwater Taskforce. He plans and conducts Discovery Engineering Day each February and assists with Math Counts and model bridge contest –all MSPE events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNAS Student Nominated Awards for Faculty/Staff Excellence
Fourteen faculty were nominated by students for this award. In the words of the students, these faculty/staff truly understand the power of knowledge and they are always willing to help. They provide a learning environment where every student has the potential to succeed. The students chose four award winners this year.
Dr. Jorge L. Rebaza-Vasquez – For going above and beyond his duties as a professor.

He also also mentored a student project for 

 

 

 


 

Undergraduate Research Day – 2017
The 8th Annual CNAS Undergraduate Research Day was held on Friday, April 28. There were 65 poster presentations in a variety of categories. Pictures and abstracts of all presentations will soon be posted at http://science.missouristate.edu/Undergraduate-Research-Day.htm

Biology: Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife

1st Place: RA for the Bears for Sustainability floor Kenzie Medley
WHEN TERRITORIAL SALAMANDERS CHEAT: A TEST OF THE DEER ENEMY PHEROMONE IN SOUTHERN RED-BACKED SALAMANDERS
Faculty Advisor: Alicia Mathis

Congratulations to our friends in CNAS!

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First-Year Bears Cooking class at Hy-vee

Students from First-Year Bears went to Hy-Vee to take a personalized cooking class with dietitian, Amanda Broombaugh. Students are building life skills while interacting with their peers as they explore opportunities off-campus. They had a great time!

 

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First-Year Bears Behind the Scenes: Dickerson Park Zoo!

Behind the Scenes:

Dickerson Park Zoo!

Friday

April 28

3-5:30pm

Leave campus by 2:30pm

Transportation provided -meet in the Blair-Shannon Circle

Sign up: http://bit.ly/2o53hDb

 

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Future Health Care Professionals What Color is Your Brain?

 

What Color is Your Brain?

(when caring for patients)

Learn about your personality type and your patient’s perspective

Thursday, April 20th

4:00pm

Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge

 

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STEM Making the Best Connection

Come join STEM Partner Dr. Gary Meints and discuss what connections and interactions you can make with faculty and professionals in any career field.

When: April 18 @ 7:00pm

Where: Freddy Conference Room

 

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Creative Minds: Careers in Creativity

Students of the Creative Minds LLC met with partners, Mark Biggs, Jessica Nandi and Paula Patterson, and visiting guests, Natalie Gormann, Andy Willadsen, Jess Heugle,  to ask questions about the various fields the arts contribute to in a career. These guests and Partners represent careers from film-making, graphic design, performing arts, and education. Students were able to ask questions related to being successful in their college years and learn from the guests’ experience going into their careers.

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Bears for Sustainability and Fit and Well students went hiking at the Springfield Nature Center

Bears for Sustainability and Fit and Well students went hiking at the Springfield Nature Center. It was a wacky time! We saw a snake, a snapping turtle, and a bat. We learned what constituted a dam and what did not. We identified several plants while walking and took the opportunity to interact with other hikers on the trail.

 

 

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