Phelps County News

Oak Ridge National Laboratory leader offers advice to Missouri S&T Ph.D. graduates

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate Dr. Robert Wagner, director of the Buildings and Transportation Science Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, shared life lessons with Missouri S&T Ph.D. graduates from the near failure that led to his success.
“I came to Missouri S&T 34 years ago with an unbridled excitement for the opportunities ahead,” Wagner said. “I looked forward to following my brothers as first-generation college graduates and as alumni of this great institution.
“Two months later, I dropped out,” he said. “I was failing my courses. I went home with no hope and an unknown future.”
Wagner spent the next three semesters at a community college continuing his education, rebuilding his confidence and planning his next steps before returning to S&T more motivated and more driven.

Cops Care helps local children shop for Christmas

Area law enforcement participated in the 32nd Annual Cops Care program on Saturday, December 10. Approximately 200 children from Phelps County schools shopped for gifts at the Rolla Walmart, teaming with law enforcement to make their selections.

S&T professor creates new Vietnam War course for ‘The Great Courses’

History buffs and current students alike can now learn more details about the Vietnam War through a new online video-based class created by Missouri University of Science and Technology military historian Dr. John C. McManus.

Missouri S&T students compete to define innovation

The popularity of the word innovation seems nowhere near its peak, but what does the term actually mean? A recent competition challenged Missouri S&T students to address that question with a physical or digital creation.

Truman VA  to host PACT Act event in Rolla

                  Staff from Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital will hold an informational event from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 15 at VFW Post 2025, which is located at 15035 US Hwy. 63, in Rolla, Missouri. The purpose of the event is to educate and assist specific post-Operation Desert Storm Veterans with health care enrollment under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PACT Act.