Overcoming the disconnect posed by distance learning starts with quality leadership in the virtual classroom. Graduate student Sajal Islam of the physics, astronomy and materials science department at Missouri State University has proven he has such leadership skills. He recently received Missouri State’s Certified Distance Educator Award and the … [Read more...] about Making an impact as an instructor
Dr. Robert Mayanovic, department head of physics, astronomy and materials science, recently participated in the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2020 Conference. The conference took place virtually Nov. 2-6. Mayanovic presented a talk titled “Investigations of materials under extreme hydrothermal conditions using synchrotron and complementary techniques” at … [Read more...] about Supporting technical innovation
The materials science field of today depends on use of modern technology. This includes electronics and spintronic devices, which harness power from electrons. To increase the devices' value, manufacturers strive to make them smaller and less energy-consuming. Compounds known as MHNCs switch between states of spinning electrons quickly. Their use helps … [Read more...] about Changing values, changing results
Being able to see several disciplines in one conference is a wonderful thing. At Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (InBre), representatives from PAMS and BIO were there to present their work. For the biology department Several biology students presented their work. Cullen Horstman, one of Dr. Kyoungtae Kim's undergraduate students, won honorable … [Read more...] about PAMS and BIO join for common interest
As it turns out, many care about friction, but maybe not in the classroom. Christopher Robledo, an applied physics and engineering undergraduate major, had the opportunity to explore friction this summer. Through a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Robledo spent 10 weeks at Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County, Illinois. The SULI program provides … [Read more...] about Who cares about friction?