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Portions of the human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to a researcher at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
“You can plan a road that looks perfectly fine on paper,” Martz says. Once actual people start using the road, though, the game changes. Drivers can be unpredictable. “Someone goes and does something, and you say, ‘I didn’t see that coming.’”
The Sandra K. Abell Conversations about College Science Teaching are monthly meetings intended to spark discussion about different approaches to science teaching and encourage interdisciplinary conversations among faculty and graduate students in STEM disciplines at the University of Missouri.
The University of Missouri offers a variety of undergraduate research programs to allow students to explore the unknown through hands-on work with faculty mentors and hopefully increase the number of students who pursue STEM fields.
University of Missouri's A TIME for PHYSICS FIRST is part of an organized movement to reverse the typical sequence of courses so that physics is taught in ninth grade. The project prepares Missouri's 9th grade science teachers to become intellectual leaders as they learn to teach a yearlong freshman physics course.
The University of Missouri’s geology field camp helps create the most effective undergraduate learning: active, cooperative, and demanding.
The University of Missouri implemented opportunities for faculty to redesign courses to be more effective and engaging for student learning by enhancing the effective use of technology in the classroom.
With an enrollment of more than 33,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 305,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.