Creating a more inclusive education system begins with bringing greater diversity into disciplines. At Missouri State University, the Missouri Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (MoLSAMP) program supports the development of underrepresented students in STEM disciplines. The program recently received renewed funding from the National Science Foundation … [Read more...] about Supporting diversity in STEM disciplines
Grants lead to greater research capabilities. This is why Sigma Xi uses their Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research program to provide student researchers with grant funding annually. Biology students Indigo Tran and Hannah Whaley are the recipients of the award this year. Both are advisees of Dr. LaToya Kissoon-Charles, assistant professor of biology. Investigating … [Read more...] about Biology students awarded Sigma Xi grant
Across North America, including Missouri, bats of certain species are dying in worrisome numbers from a disease called white nose syndrome, a fungal disease. This disease kills the bats while they are in hibernation. Dr. Tom Tomasi, Missouri State University biology professor and his colleague, Dr. Christopher Lupfer, Missouri State biology assistant professor, are working … [Read more...] about Why are some bats species dying from a disease?
University life is all about planning for future careers. And, often, plans change. This was the case for graduate student Jamie Cayley, who crossed countries and career paths to reach a future at Missouri State University. Cayley shares details of his path to academics and activism. These led him to become a recent 2020-21 Citizen Scholar Award recipient at Missouri … [Read more...] about New career path, same love of problem solving
The world and workforce have diverse needs. This makes it crucial that individuals from diverse backgrounds receive a say in how they operate. A primary goal of faculty in the department of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University is to embrace different perspectives. This can lead the field to new and better ideas for the industry’s operations. Among those … [Read more...] about Embracing diversity in education and experience