The Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation is M S&T’s faculty development center for teaching and learning. Its mission is to foster faculty contribution to the continual improvement of MS&T's learning environment through programs that emphasize collaborative, experiential and technology-enhanced teaching as well as educational research.
The Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration (CBTRR) is a multidisciplinary research center with a mission to research and develop advanced biomaterials and biomedical devices for the repair and regeneration of bone and soft tissues.
The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) is an interdisciplinary research center that provides leadership in research and education aimed at solving the problems affecting the nation's aging infrastructure.
The Missouri S&T Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research is a world class research center specializing in the physical and chemical characterization of aerospace-related combustion generated PM and its environmental impacts. It is a founding member and the lead entity for emissions characterization in the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER) a leading aviation cooperative research organization, and an FAA/NASA/Transport Canada/US DoD/US EPA-sponsored Center of Excellence.
The mission of the Energy Research & Development Center is to educate students in energy topics to solve problems of society and to deliver solutions for energy-related issues, by forming collaborative relationships with industry and government, for the benefit of the university, the state of Missouri and the nation.
The mission of the ERCEC is to establish the infrastructure and coordinated faculty base to conduct a wide range of large-scale externally-funded research initiatives designed to protect public health from emerging contaminants. The vision of the ERCEC is to establish Missouri S&T and the UM System as the recognized leading research institution focused on the fate, effects and control of emerging contaminants which include compounds and microorganisms that have just recently begun to be released into the environment, or that have significant health effects that have only recently been understood.
The Intelligent Systems Center (ISC) performs basic and applied research to address technology needs and technical issues in developing intelligent systems for manufacturing and energy applications, and to develop generic methodologies and tools (both software and hardware) that can be applied to a wide variety of real-world problems. The center has state-of-the-art research laboratories distributed across the Missouri S&T campus. For over 20 years ISC has been working with government agencies and industrial companies. ISC is strongly affiliated with four major national research centers: the AFRL-funded Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, the NSF ERC for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems, the NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems, and the NSF I/UCRC on Friction Stir Processing.
The Graduate Center for Materials Research (MRC) is a multi-disciplinary research and development organization. Established in 1964 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, MRC provides a graduate education environment that fosters significant advances in the fields of materials science and engineering. MRC provides research facilities, an equipment base and a support infrastructure that enables faculty members, students and industry professionals to conduct successful, team-oriented research and development projects.
The Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center (RMERC), founded in 1964, provides research leadership in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields with emphasis on activities centered on or related to the mineral resource lease. The Center serves the mining and petroleum industries, the nuclear industry, geological science and engineering and the related wider industrial manufacturing community. A particular emphasis is to foster innovative and responsive research in rock physics and all fields of science and engineering that deal with rock, including energy production, mining, geology, geophysics, nuclear and related fields.
Career Opportunities and Employer Relations is the bridge between hiring employers and the talented students and alumni of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Its mission is to proactively educate degree seeking students and graduates in their successful pursuit of professional full-time, co-op or summer employment and to develop and maintain mutually rewarding partnerships with a diversity of employers as well as MS&T faculty and staff.
The Center for Pre-College Programs supports several programs designed to increase the number and diversity of students prepared to enter college and successfully pursue math, engineering, technology and science programs. Its programs connect grade school through high school students to unique college preparation and academic enrichment activities.
The South-Central Regional Professional Development Center, co-funded by Missouri University of Science and Technology and the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Schools exists to build the capacity of educators to ensure student success. It services the south-central region of Missouri, covering 13 counties and 63 school districts.
The primary mission of the Speech Communication Center is to ensure that the Missouri S&T campus is in compliance with the Missouri Revised Statutes by providing communication skills assessment to the campus’ new graduate teaching assistants. The center also provides oral communication consultation to the campus, coordinating with the Department of Arts, Languages, & Philosophy to provide technical (recording) support to oral communication classes.
MS&T's Student Design and Experiential Learning Center was established in 2000 to better support S&T's various multi-disciplinary student design teams. In 2004 the center's mission expanded to provide experiential learning in academic courses, identify and support student service learning projects within the curriculum, and support ad-hoc student teams in specialty academic events involving multi-disciplinary student research.
MS&T's Women's Leadership Institute serves as an educational and professional development resource center for all MS&T students. It provides a number of activities and programs for students to learn about leadership from the female perspective, and encourages student involvement and strategic leadership in campus and community organizations.
MS&T's Writing Center provides a variety of services and resources to improve the writing of undergraduate and graduate students
The mission of the Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri is to discover, integrate and disseminate knowledge necessary to solve problems in areas impacted by life sciences such food, fiber and energy production and quality; human and animal health; natural resources and environmental quality. Consistent with the Land Grant University mission, our ultimate goal is to improve the economic, social, and environmental well-being of people in Missouri, the nation, and the world.
The mission of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center (DCRC) is to advance knowledge of the causes and cures for cardiovascular disease through research and teaching that merges disciplines and technologies
The Economics and Policy Analysis Research Center works closely with state government to inform decision-making. Through an agreement between the state’s assistant budget director and the president of the University of Missouri, EPARC prepares forecasts and analyses used by the state legislature and administrative units of state government. In addition, EPARC staff are the only non-governmental contributors to the state’s consensus revenue forecast. EPARC also prepares fiscal notes that must accompany proposed tax legislation, providing a statement of the likely fiscal impact of the legislation. EPARC is often contacted by legislators for advice about the fiscal or economic impact of some initiative, and sometimes conducts formal economic impact studies. Finally, EPARC prepares an annual tax-expenditure report that estimates overall impact of changes in tax laws on the state’s revenues, and serves as the repository for all individual and corporate income tax data for the state.
With a focus on the integration of research, policy, and practice, the Center for Family Policy & Research conducts research and disseminates evidence-based findings to inform public policy and program development; facilitates collaboration and provides leadership for systems-building efforts at the local, state, and national levels; and, provides education and support services to programs serving children, youth, and families.
The National Center for Gender Physiology and the core research facilities work to improve the understanding of both the similarities and differences in male and female physiological responses. The primary mission is to continue serving as a catalyst for the development of multidisciplinary, integrated collaborations in basic and clinical research in the arena of gender-based biology and medicine.
The mission of the GRC is to conduct interdisciplinary applied research in GIS and remote sensing in support of University faculty and extension personnel; provide expertise and support to the state during the development, implementation, and use of GIS, digital data bases and data base management systems; educate the people of the state through courses, workshops and extension activities to realize the potential and utility of this GISrelated technology; and, provide instruction and training in GIS strategies for graduate and advanced undergraduate students at MU.
An interdisciplinary center that involves faculty and researchers in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Geography, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Geological Sciences. The center leverages significant ongoing R&D activities at UMC in the areas of satellite and airborne remote sensing, advanced geospatial data processing, automated feature extraction and target recognition, large dataset visualization, computer vision, intelligent databases, and information retrieval. By leveraging these multidisciplinary research skills, the center conducts leading-edge research focused on geospatial intelligence needs critical for national security, homeland defense, and military combat support.
The Health Activity Center’s mission is to promote the study of physical inactivity (sedentary living) [physical inactivity has been defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an actual cause of the leading chronic diseases].
I²NM² is a new campus wide research center dedicated to the discovery and application of fundamental and translational medical science based upon previously unexplored chemistry combined with nanotechnology and the biosciences. I²NM² will shortly become the international leader in the reinvigorated field of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), a cell-selective binary radiation method for cancer, arthritis and evolving non-invasive surgical protocols. The BNCT program will be conducted with the dedicated neutron source now under construction at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR; the most powerful university-based research reactor in the world) and the use of the life sciences laboratory of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, including small animal facilities. I²NM² will be housed in its own 30,000 ft² laboratory building now nearing completion in Reactor Park adjacent to the MURR and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.
The Institute of Public Policy seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of public policy issues relevant to policymakers and Missouri citizens by conducting objective research and facilitating public dialogue. It pursues these objectives by hosting public forums, seeking grants and contracts from state, local, and non-profit organizations, and producing and distributing policy-related articles and reports.
The mission of the RSI is to promote, facilitate and support a wide range of radiopharmaceutical sciences research and educational programs.
The mission of the Research Reactor Center is how we achieve our purpose and that is - Providing Quality Nuclear Research, Education and Services to the Global Community.
The center seeks advanced technology solutions to water and other environmental problems. Two federally funded programs that we house in the center—the United States Geological Survey Resources Research Institute program and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Technology Assistance Center—are part of a national network of universities targeting water use and treatment. A third federally supported program, called the Institute for Environmental and Energy Technologies, is designed to showcase American environmental and energy industries as well as provide technical training in China. Under this Department of Commerce-backed program, the CoE will operate the first U.S. training office in China to focus on environmental and energy technologies.
A multidisciplinary center for the century old 4-H program, serving as a locus for teaching, research and extension in the area of youth development. Since that time, the Center has carried out a plan of work that is consistent with MU’s historic land-grant mission. The Center’s work has helped bolster the areas of teaching and research and the continuation of a dynamic youth development extension program.
To initiate, coordinate and enhance agroforestry activities to meet the environmental, social and economic needs of land management within the state of Missouri, North America and the temperate zone worldwide.
Under the academic leadership of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri, the Financial Research Institute, through its Public Utilities Division, serves as a neutral environment for the comprehensive examination of sound regulatory policy. The FRI provides interactive forums for consumers, regulators, industry and educators to facilitate innovation, understanding, and education in public utility policy issues.
The University of Missouri Extension’s Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) is charged with the responsibility of providing comprehensive continuing professional education and training to Missouri’s fire service and emergency response personnel. MU FRTI is the sole enfranchised Institute within the State of Missouri to conduct the United States Fire Administration/National Fire Academy in-state training, as well as being the recognized state fire training entity by the Missouri Department of Public Safety – Division of Fire Safety.
The Herbarium is one of the oldest public institutional herbaria west of the Mississippi River. Its holdings include more than 170,000 vascular plants, plus several thousand mosses, fungi and algae. Special collections include more than 13,000 Lupinus specimens, collected mainly in the U.S., Mexico and Central America by David Baxter Dunn (1917- 1994). Other large collections include those of Ernest Jesse Palmer (approximately 35,000 sheets), Julian A. Steyermark, Benjamin F. Bush, and Francis Potter Daniels.
The Assessment Resource Center (ARC) promotes the practice, enhances the understanding, and advances the use of assessment in education, business, and the professions. ARC is dedicated to providing accurate information to individuals and institutions through the development and application of appropriate measurement instruments and research and evaluation services. ARC provides practical assessment and evaluation resources for clients in education, non-profit organizations, government, and business including: Services for K-12 testing, surveys, and other assessments in the state of Missouri; College BASE, a general education assessment used for entry into teacher education programs and for campus-wide assessment at over 135 colleges and universities nationwide; MU faculty services including classroom testing and course evaluations; Survey, evaluation, and research services for university faculty, businesses, government, and research institutions’ projects; Performance assessment scoring for exams using openended items.
The MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging brings together University of Missouri (MU) health providers, researchers and educators who are focused on the needs of our rapidly growing older adult population. Its mission includes discovery, teaching, and caring with values of integration, collaboration, innovation, and comprehensiveness. Our goals include optimizing function and health, enhancing quality of life, and improving quality of care for older adults.
The tripartite mission of the Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) is to advance the University of Missouri’s academic health center’s ability to: 1) provide exemplary patient centered care; 2) conduct innovative educational programs that result in health care professionals prepared to assess and improve the quality, safety and value of patient care; and, 3) advance patient care quality, safety and value through research and scholarship.
The Center on Religion & the Professions is an interdisciplinary center that works to improve religious literacy among professionals—including journalists —so they can better serve, cover and communicate with a diverse public. The Center serves as a campus-wide clearinghouse for information on religion, serving as an important resource for local media. It conducts training in religion for other disciplines and cooperates in curriculum development. The Center also reaches professionals among the public via events that increase the visibility and understanding of religion in the public sphere.
The Thompson Center will become a national leader in confronting the challenges of autism and other developmental conditions through its collaborative research, training and service programs. The Center strives to make new discoveries about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to identify new models of care. Researchers from across the University of Missouri campus are engaged in over 30 research projects that seek to answer urgent questions about ASD and to address the pressing needs of individuals with ASD and their families.
The Institute's primary focus is the literature and language of selected areas of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States, and the interrelations among these three poles of the African dispersion. It coordinates a number of both internal and external programs designed to bring the literature of black writers of French, Portuguese, and Spanish expression into the academic mainstream.
The mission of the CSDR is to develop and promote appropriate methods for understanding, managing and resolving domestic and international conflict and the use of dispute resolution techniques to enhance informed decision-making.
The Center for Studies in Oral Tradition is a national and international focus for interdisciplinary research and scholarship on the world’s oral traditions. Its long-term mission is to facilitate communication across disciplinary boundaries by creating linkages among specialists in different fields. Through its various activities the center fosters conversations and exchanges about oral tradition that would not otherwise take place.
The University of Missouri's Asian Affairs Center (AAC), created in 1998 by the Office of the Provost, reflects the university's formal recognition of the cultural, strategic and economic importance of the nations of the Pacific Rim. The AAC has a mandate to build upon MU's substantial Asian programs, university and alumni linkages, and teaching and research connections in the region to benefit citizens, government entities, and businesses in Missouri and in the region.
The mission of the International Center is to coordinate, support and promote the internationalization of the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. It is dedicated to promoting international awareness, fostering an appreciation for diversity, and helping students understand their roles and responsibilities as world citizens. The Center must oversee and support health and safety standards related to study abroad, and maintain MU compliance with all federal regulations related to international students and scholars.
UMKC's Asthma Clinical Research Center is part of the Lung Research Center which supports cooperative, interdisciplinary research by highly skilled specialists from the UMKC School of Medicine and associated staff at its affiliated hospitals: Truman Medical Centers, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. Funded by a five year $750,000 grant from the American Lung Assocation, it is one of only 20 ALA Asthma Rersearch centers in the US.
The mission of the Center on Aging Studies is to carry out and encourage throughout the University and the State of Missouri activities that contribute to the understanding and improvement of the health, social, and economic conditions of the rural and urban older adult population. These activities include education and training, research, resource development, and community outreach.
The Center for Applied Environmental Research provides excellence in environmental education, training, and research using an interdisciplinary approach. The Center offers the following programs and services: Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, Environmental Education on various topics age groups and formats, Site Selection and Evaluation, Testing for lead and radon in Residential Structures, Internships for College Students, International Environmental Consulting, Environmental Conferences and Symposia, Water Quality and air Quality assessments and analyses.
The mission of the Center for Economic Education is to promote economic and personal financial education by equipping teachers and students with high quality resources and the skills necessary to improve the well-being of urban communities.
The Center for Economic Information's mission is to use information technology in support of economic decision-makers in the public and private sectors, and academic researchers. Both public and private sector clients benefit from CEI's expertise in summarize and/or organize large data sets, geographic information systems, economic statistics, and econometrics.
Center Goal: To promote dental and musculoskeletal research as a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary center that includes investigators from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, and Computing and Engineering This UMKC Center of Excellence integrates all investigators, whether basic or clinical, into a powerful translational team to prevent and treat diseases of mineralized tissue which includes teeth, cartilage, bone, and muscle.
The mission of the Center for Regional Studies is to promote and disseminate interdisciplinary scholarship on the American Midwest. The Center connects scholars, educators, historical institutions, and the public to promote a greater understanding of the region and its culture - encouraging innovative research, teaching, and public scholarship by working with many partners throughout the region. Through a shared examination of culture, art, and history, the Center encourages civic engagement and contributes to public debates about the American Midwest.
This Center is committed to identifying and developing innovative biomaterials and technologies that can be used to replace or repair tissues lost as a result of disease, trauma or age. The fundamental knowledge gained from integrated chemical and structural analyses of natural tissues, synthetic materials, and tissue/material reactions is applied to the design of new materials and the development of devices for clinical use.
Located within UMKC's School of Pharmacy, the Drug Information Center's mission is to provide education in drug information and evidence-based medicine principles that will optimize pharmaceutical care. This is done through the following: Curriculum support Scholarly activity Formulary management Community service
The Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs exists to support public programming and student engagement activities that illuminate public policy issues that persist from the Truman Era to the present.
The UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country. With a suite of high-impact programs, the center helps emerging and existing business owners, whether they are student, faculty or community based, hone their business basics, evaluate commercialization opportunities, and connect with the right resources at the right time. Specializing in technology commercialization, the UMKC Innovation Center delivers just-in-time education, counseling and access to resources to aspiring and existing business owners resulting in increased jobs for the communities it serves.
UMKC's Institute for Human Development is an applied research and training center for human services. It exemplifies the University's goals of academic excellence and a campus without borders by helping people, agencies, and the community reach their fullest potential. Most recently, the Institute has been focusing its efforts on the larger concepts of community inclusion, diversity, and social capital. By working within the University, community, state, and nation, the Institute for Human Development strives to create partnerships for effective social change.
The UMKC RPDC is 1 of 9 regional professional development centers in MO - funded by DESE and serving school districts and educators. The Center's mission is to build the capacity of educators to maximize students' performance through high quality professional development.
Urban development organizations and leaders take the lead in turning urban vision into reality through their expertise in urban development. The L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs contributes to this process of community building and development and serves as an active force in helping advance urban area revitalization. The mission of the Cookingham Institute is to promote community economic development as a means to contribute to urban area revitalization through scholarship, practice, and community engagement.
The Lewis White Real Estate Center exists to: Produce students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels who are qualified to fill entry level and leadership positions in the real estate industry. • Strive to maintain and improve our communities through enhancing the skills of real estate development professionals, augmenting the knowledge of public officials, and creating knowledge for both to understand how best to develop and sustain livable communities. • Strive to better understand 1) Financial risks and rewards of real estate development; and 2) Relationship between public policy and urban and suburban development. • Produce information and analyses that leads to creating high-quality, sustainable urban and suburban environments.
The UMKC Lung Research Center is dedicated to the performance of translational research utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to improve the quality of life for individuals living with lung disease.
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL) is dedicated to the success of nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Midwest Center is to enhance the performance and effectiveness of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector through high quality community-focused education, applied research, problem solving and service. The center applies the resources and talents of the University and nonprofit organizations to the challenges and issues facing the nonprofit sector so that its members are better prepared to serve their communities. The Midwest Center supports and enhances leadership capacity in all areas of the nonprofit community by creating opportunities for dialogue, learning, and collective action.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IEI) is a nationally ranked program and leader in innovation, connecting students with a comprehensive combination of world-class research, renowned faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and experiential programs driven to deliver results. IEI's mission is to inspire and nurture entrepreneurs and innovators through transformational education and research.
The UMKC Shock Trauma Research Center's purpose is to conduct basic and translational research in order to understand basic pathogenic mechanisms involved in tissue injury and organ dysfunction that are manifest following hemorrhagic and septic shock and to develop new clinical treatment strategies.
The Vision Research Center is an innovative research organization that brings together an interdisciplinary collaborative research team that through strong interaction between clinical and basic researchers will bring new discoveries in vision research to the patient.
UMKC's Institute for Human Development is an applied research and training center for human services. The Institute conducts and collaborates on a wide variety of Applied Research projects to develop, implement, and evaluate new ideas and promising practices that support healthy, inclusive communities. Interdisciplinary University Training infuses best practices into the curriculum of graduate and undergraduate students in a wide range of professional disciplines. Community Services and Supports assists individuals, community and state agencies, and university faculty build the capacity of their programs through needs assessment, technical assistance, grant development, and program evaluation. Information Dissemination activities include dissemination of products, provision of a lending library, and the establishment of information resource centers.
UMKC's Laboratory Animal Research Core provides resources and services to assure researchers are in compliance with animal care
The Biological Sciences Genomics Core Facility provides DNA sequencing of plasmids and PCR products using an ABI Genetic Analyzer 3100 with a 16 capillary x 50 cm array and BigDye® dye terminator chemistry. The facility provides set-up and service to microarray applications for 96 or 386-well applications. Many common sequencing primers are provided at no charge.
UMKC's Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core services include: protein identification by LC-tandem MS, MALDI analysis of proteins, peptides, and small molecules, 2D gel analysis (isoelectric focusing/SDS-PAGE) and custom capillary column packing (50uM, 75uM)
UMKC's High Field NMR laboratory provides a range of services including: Data collection for academic researchers, NMR data collection training for frequent users, and NMR data analysis training by arrangement. The Lab also supports collaborations involving structural investigations, NMR dynamics investigations, and investigations of multi-component biomolecular complexes.
UMKC's X-Ray Crystallography Lab provides crystallization screens, Preliminary X-ray analysis and X-ray data collection services. UMKC is part of the Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team building two beamlines at the Advanced Proton Source at Argonne National Laboratories, allowing access to 3rd-generation synchrotron radiation.
The Fungal Genetics Stock Center (FGSC) was established at Dartmouth University in 1960 to ensure that important strains used in early genetics research were available to subsequent generations of fungal geneticists. Since moving to UMKC in 2004, the FGSC has more than doubled in size and has distributed more than 500,000 cultures worldwide Originally holding only mutant strains, now any organism that has had its genome sequenced is a genetic system, hence the FGSC has many new organisms. The FGSC holds tremendous diversity of the Neurospora species, which form the core of the collection.
Established in 1991, the Applied Language Institute’s mission is to offer comprehensive English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction for academic, personal or professional purposes. The Institute aims to teach students to preserve, appreciate and value their own cultures and languages while gathering understanding and appreciation of American educational environment.
UMKC's Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center was established in 1993 when an interdisciplinary team of experts together developed a state-of-the-art early childhood school. Berkley is part of UMKC's School of Education and serves a learning laboratory for early childhood students. As a resource to others, Berkley enrolls children of UMKC employees, students, and the community.
Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM), formally the Center for Academic Development, was established in 1973. It uses knowledge derived from research to solve learning problems in student academic achievement. Through the integration of theory and practice, ASM develops effective programs to help students realize their full potential. A major component of ASM's Mission is the retention of students. note name change from Provost list. www.umkc.edu/cad redirects to this URL.
The mission of UMKC's Career Services Center is to empower students and others to successfully develop, evaluate, and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment.
The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) is faculty defined and operated with a focus on promoting academic excellence by facilitating student-centered pedagogies and practices. FaCET sponsors forums for discussion, assessment, development, and documentation of teaching practices with demonstrated verifiable benefits for students. It is a hub for UMKC programs that emphasize student learning and a gathering-place for faculty who are committed to improving their own teaching, as well as for faculty committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Founded in 1971 as the Women's Resource Service in the Division of Continuing Education, the UMKC Women's Center is one of the oldest campus-based women's centers in the US. Its mission is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the advancement of women’s equity on campus and within the community at large.
The main objective of UMKC's Writing Center is to offer quality one-to-one tutoring to the students of UMKC. Secondly, comprehensive tutor training is provided on a variety of topics related to tutoring, learning, and writing. The Writing Center offers services to assist faculty including consulting about syllabi and assignment design, providing in-class workshops, and maintaining sample paper files. Regardless of the writer's rank or skill, the Writing Center is a gathering place for those serious about the craft of writing and the creation of knowledge.
The Center for Business and Industrial Studies is organized within the College of Business Administration at UM-St. Louis to encourage sponsored research on multi- disciplinary problems. Faculty associates and student assistants engage on projects that vary from the conduct of survey research to the development and implementation of computer based systems for corporate planning and operational control. In these endeavors, sponsoring organizations obtain creative insights on managerial problems and new uses of information technology; students gain valuable experience in working with faculty in actual business settings.
The Center engages in research, education and advocacy to foster the development of character, democratic citizenship and civil society. Funded by grants, individual donations, and through corporate and foundation support, the Center focuses on generating and disseminating both knowledge and research pertaining to how individuals develop moral and civic character. By providing scholars, educators and social organizations with the tools they need to contribute to this development, the Center plays the role of a think tank, offering workshops, consulting, and professional development. The Center also provides resources and tool kits to assist educators, parents and scholars in character and citizenship education.
The Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) provides the specialized facilities, knowledgeable support services, entrepreneur training programs, and access to capital needed to establish and develop next generation medical and other advanced technology companies. In only thirteen years, CET has grown to encompass 92,000 SF of incubator/accelerator space in two rehabbed buildings. CET companies have obtained $1.25 billion in funding from investors, grants and revenues, more than $700 million while at CET. CET has been a key member of a St. Louis public-private-three university partnership focused on creating all of the elements needed to commercialize innovations through new companies, grow a competitive life science industry cluster, and be a leading center of tech-based economic development. CET staff members actively engage in national initiatives to devise and promote best practices for funding translational research and development, technology transfer, biomedical incubators and university-industry-small company research collaborations.
The UMSL Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education works to increase the quantity and enhance the quality of entrepreneurship and economics taught in K-12 classrooms through teacher education and curriculum development. Teacher education consists of credit courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as teacher workshops. Center personnel research, write and publish economics curriculum for the purpose of enhancing students' economic education experience. The center is affiliated with the Missouri Council on Economic Education and the National Council on Economic Education and is part of a national network of economists and educators dedicated to increasing economic understanding. Partners of the Center include the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Foundation for Credit Education, and the American Bankers Association.
The College of Optometry operates four full-service eye care facilities - collectively referred to as the "Center for Eye Care" .
The Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity Program was founded in 1995, as a joint venture of Anthropology, the College of Education, and the Maybuye Center (Archive of the African National Congress) at the U. of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is administered through the College of Education and housed on the UMSL south campus in the Villa and LeGras buildings. The Anthropology Dept provides expertise in understanding human origin and cultural diversity; College of Education provides expertise in designing curriculum for elementary through high school levels. Building on the 21st Century COE and foundations of anthropological knowledge, the Center has designed a 4-12 curriculum. Currently, no comprehensive anthropology curriculum exists in the U.S. In addition, the Program advises classroom teachers in the development of social justice and cultural awareness curriculum that enhances their standard subject presentations and compliments the NCSS and MAP standards.
International Studies and Programs promotes understanding of other peoples and cultures through international and multicultural programming - striving to internationalize the campus to ensure that students graduate with a rich and vibrant global competency necessary in today’s world. In addition, the Center: • provides international experiences for UMSL students, • provides services for international students and scholars, including recruiting, admissions, immigration, orientation, taxation issues, and non-academic counseling, • oversees the International House (in cooperation with Residential Life), • provides passport services, • works with area organizations to enhance the region's cultural life and economic development.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), a division of the Office of Academic Affairs, supports the professional development of those who teach and learn at UMSL. CTL's goals are to promote engagement in courses, on campus, and in the community, enhance the University as the Center align its activities, services, and consultations with the campus goals to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service.
The Center for the Humanities has two central objectives: to provide visibility and focus for humanities activities at UMSL, and to attract and channel resources for the support of interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry. The Center for the Humanities is the only center of its kind in the region. The center sponsors conferences, symposiums and lectures including the popular Monday Noon Cultural Series and the Poetry and Reading Series. Opened in 1992, the center also houses and funds one of the country’s premier journals of social theory and practices, Theory and Society.
The Center for the Research and Study of Disability, Education, and Culture (CRSDEC)., within UMSL's College of Education is a regional, academic base for quality research and practical instructional applications that also provides community outreach. CRSDEC provides varieties of opportunities for both students and faculty to explore the field, and encourage community awareness of historical, cultural, and political/legal dimensions of disability. Among its many preferences, responsibilities, and functions, the hallmark of the Center is its focus on clinical experiences that encourage awareness and advocacy; evidence-based, best practice; student centered instruction; team-based problem-solving and decision-making; intensive, site-based research; and self-directed, lifelong learning.
The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS), initiated in 2000, has been supported through endowments created by the Mercantile Library and the John W. Barriger, III Railroad Library. Research opportunities for qualified UMSL graduate students are offered through the Center. Through their work at the Center and their Logistics and Supply Chain certificate program, graduate students have performed several research and network analyses for companies. Additionally, the Center engages in research related to airports and per capita for-hire transportation through its partnership with the Airport Ground Transportation Association (AGTA), an international trade association headquartered there.
The UMSL Center for Trauma Recovery is a multi-disciplinary center whose purpose is to foster Research, Graduate and Undergraduate Education, and Service (by way of a specialized Trauma Clinic) in the areas of trauma and victimization.
The E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center (TLC) of UMSL College of Education functions as an educational technology hothouse: A place to learn about important developments in the field while receiving paced and specific support. The TLC is maintained as a state-of-the-art environment with the directed aim to mirror and model excellent technology integration in the modern classroom. Unlike UMSL's other technology computer labs, the Technology and Learning Center has as its primary focus to meet the needs of teaching professionals: college faculty, students, K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators. We are committed to helping our clientele use technology in new and exciting ways. While built for the use of education students, faculty and staff, the TLC's doors are open to the entire University and to members of the community. The TLC continually extends itself into the Saint Louis community by offering professional development workshops to area educators and administrators.
Gender Studies provides academic programs leading to an undergraduate certificate, a Bachelor’s degree, or a graduate certificate. Course work is interdisciplinary, developed in cooperation with departments from across the curriculum. Students seeking a certificate or a bachelor’s degree have the opportunity through course work, seminars, research experiences, internships, mentoring, and service-learning to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the workplace or go on with graduate education.
ITE: Innovative Technology Enterprises at UMSL works closely with corporate and research entities in the region to accomplish the following in economic development, technology transfer and expanded research and educational opportunities: * House multiple startup companies formed by entrepreneurs in a variety of fields spanning information technology, life sciences and physical sciences, providing necessary facility, business development and mentoring resources along with access to UM-St. Louis faculty and students in all disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, computer sciences, business, economics and beyond) to advance their work, * Develop new startup companies from University inventions, which in turn provide high paying job opportunities for UM-St. Louis graduates and others in these fields, * Provide computing resources and broadband connectivity to tenant companies, academic researchers and industry through a High-Performance Computing Center, *Serve as a cross-discipline research center of excellence supporting all academic and industry researchers seeking to move ideas from the lab to the market, * Attract external grants supporting research, technology transfer and economic development.
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis is a University-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high quality trauma-focused services to youth, families, and the community. We promote resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic, clinical, educational, and advocacy programming. The Kathy J. Weinman Children’s Advocacy Centre opened in July 1997. This 30,000 square foot bright, modern, child-friendly facility has a large waiting room, therapists’ offices, an art therapy room, a forensic interview room and observation room, two group rooms and a conference room. There is also an accessible auditorium in the lower level of the building capable of seating 100 that is available for rental.
The Medical Chemistry Group (MCG) was established in July, 2010 and is housed in UMSL's biotechnology and IT incubator. The MCG was started by a small group of ex-Pfizer research scientists as part of a collaboration with Saint Louis University's Center for World Health & Medicine (CWHM). The aim of this collaboration is to develop novel small-molecule therapies in a wide range of therapeutic areas including a special emphasis on orphan and neglected diseases with the goal of bringing affordable new medicines to the developing world. This powerful public/private collaboration directly responds to the gap that currently exists in neglected disease research: translating basic research discoveries into affordable, accessible and clinically useful therapies. In addition to our collaboration with the CWHM, we provide services in several areas including the design and synthesis of novel small molecules as potential therapeutic agents, general organic synthesis, and development of methods to identify potential clinical or lead candidates. We also possess extensive experience in identifying tractable leads from high-throughput screens, hit-to-lead optimization and in silico based design.
The mission of UMSL's Missouri Enterprise is to help Missouri businesses succeed. To do that, they provide a broad range of hands-on business, technical and manufacturing optimization services, delivered by an experienced, “been there, done that,” staff and a comprehensive network of public and private partners. There are a number of characteristics that distinguish Missouri Enterprise from others in the field. When they help manufacturing businesses we actually become an extension of that staff and remain with the company every step of their journey to excellence.
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) was established by Missouri legislature in 1962 as a center for policy, research and training to support public mental health in Missouri. They help organizations and communities improve the behavioral health services they deliver to their clients by applying practices rooted in proven, scientific methods. In 2010, MIMH became a unit of UMSL' Office of Research Administration. MIMH has two primary missions: to conduct research that will improve services for persons served by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and to foster excellence in mental health services through employee training and the study of mental health policy and ethics. MIMH has extensive ties with mental health and social service agencies throughout the state – providing them with technical assistance on grant writing, evaluation, research methods, and statistics.
The Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) produces and disseminates methodologically rigorous and unbiased applied analysis and evaluation of public policies and programs and theoretical research on public policy issues. Over a 20-year history, the PPRC has established itself as the preeminent applied policy research resources for the civic and public communities of metropolitan St. Louis and the State of Missouri. PPRC has developed the capacity to conduct multidisciplinary research using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
The Regional Center for Education and Work (RCEW) is the place where education, business, labor and workforce development connect. It is a resource for information about the conditions that shape the region's workforce – offering tools, programs, services, and data to analyze and plan, advise, and teach with a common goal of ensuring a well-prepared workforce for today's and tomorrow's regional economy. The RCEW is a hub for regional research and planning in workforce development, employment trends, and job forecasting. It serves as a resource to education, school counseling, labor force training, and social service providers.
The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life is a non-partisan, non-issue institute focused on making government accessible to all Missouri citizens by encouraging women's full participation in the policy process. Although women are a majority of the population, the voters, and current college graduates, they are minority participants at every level of public policy leadership. The Institute's goal is to help women break down both the external and internal barriers to embracing the rights and responsibilities of a representative democracy. The institute assists women in developing the interest and skills necessary to succeed as full participants within government, serving in elected and appointed office as well as employed policy makers.
University Child Development Center is a campus-based child-care center serving the University of Missouri-St. Louis and surrounding communities. The purposes are to provide high quality programming for children and their parents; staff development and teacher training; and a site for child study/research.
The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, established in 1990 and renamed in 2006, has become, through its partnerships with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo, the premier institution for graduate studies in ecology and biodiversity conservation. Faculty at UMSL collaborate with research faculty in the Herbarium and the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden and with conservation biologists and veterinarians in the Wildcare Institute at the Saint Louis Zoo.
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