Phelps County News

Missouri S&T prepares for a socially distanced St. Pat’s celebration 

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate a socially distanced 113th annual “Best Ever” St. Pat’s in March, with many traditional events moving to virtual venues or held on-campus. Participation in all on-campus events will be limited to Missouri S&T students only.

S&T researchers in the mix to develop new super-hard materials to stir steel

Three researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are part of a nationwide collaboration to synthesize inexpensive materials hard enough to literally stir two pieces of steel together and create some of the hardest materials ever produced.

State Farm provides grant to Newburg School District for STEM program

A STEM program in a school setting provides a space where students can explore past the regular classroom and an environment to ask questions, try different ways to solve a problem, and start discussions with one another about what they are doing. STEM is a broad term that groups together the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Project graduation/docudrama grant applications are being accepted until Friday, March 12 at MRPC

    Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), in conjunction with the Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety, is now accepting project graduation/docudrama grants until March 12 at 5 p.m.

Area schools benefit from COVID-19 relief

    New COVID-19 federal relief measures were passed, including $871 million for Missouri schools. The Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) 2 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 was approved by Congress late last year and was signed into law by former President Donald Trump on December 27. Local school districts will benefit from some of this funding, including $2,571,447 to the St. James School District.