Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) has recognized faculty for their outstanding teaching, research and service with two professorships and fellowships: The Roy D. Blunt Life Science Professorship. The Matthew and Patricia Harthcock College of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty Fellowship. Roy D. Blunt Life Science Professorship Thanks … [Read more...] about STEM faculty awarded two new professorships and fellowships
What do we look for when choosing a romantic partner? How do men and women differ in their preferences for a mate? Curious to find out, Dr. Bogdan Kostic, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State University, dived into mates choice research. Kostic highlights some key things his studies have revealed. Looking at people's choice of mates Read the full transcript … [Read more...] about How do we choose our romantic partners?
Having a positive role model is key when developing as a young adult. Dr. Ashley Payne, assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University, understands the importance of having good role models to look up to. That is why she created a mentoring program for Black girls in local high schools. “The program is called Black Girl Talk,” Payne said. “What we do is we pair … [Read more...] about Setting an example
Historically, volcanoes have been nearly impossible to predict. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, associate professor of geology at Missouri State University, wants to improve the forecasting of volcano eruptions. He has studied the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile for the last 15 years to understand how and why volcanoes erupt. “Every volcano is its own animal, so to … [Read more...] about Preparing for a volcanic eruption
Soils can be enriched with nutrients to grow strong, healthy grass for livestock to consume. Many of the nutrients transfer to your plate when you eat meat, or the fruits, vegetables and grains harvested. Dr. Melissa Bledsoe, associate professor in the Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University, has conducted many research projects focused on the chemistry and … [Read more...] about Nutrition begins with soil