Archives for August 2014

‘Cyber Week’ to kick off KMST membership drive and new ‘pet project’

KMSTPublic radio station KMST’s annual fall membership drive will kick off with Cyber Week Sept. 6-12 on its website, kmst.org, followed by the station’s on-air portion of the membership drive, which will be held Sept. 13-21. The goal of the fall membership drive is $70,000. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T professor works to separate mixed gases

Dr. Xinhua Liang.

Dr. Xinhua Liang.

Current methods of separating mixed gases are energy-intensive, costly and inefficient. A chemical engineering professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology is developing a new, energy-efficient adsorbent that will improve common gas separation processes.

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Missouri S&T professor named SEMS president-elect

Suzanna Long teaches supply chain management     Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TA researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named president-elect of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS), a part of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

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Simpler process to grow germanium nanowires could improve lithium-ion batteries

Scanning electron micrograph image of germanium nanowires electrodeposited onto an indium-tin oxide electrode from an aqueous solution.

Scanning electron micrograph image of germanium nanowires electrodeposited onto an indium-tin oxide electrode from an aqueous solution.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Their process could make it more feasible to use germanium in lithium-ion batteries. [Read more…]

Ph.D. in explosives engineering offered this fall at Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T offers the nation's first Ph.D. in explosives engineering

A watermelon explodes during an Explosives Camp demonstration at Missouri S&T.

Missouri University of Science and Technology is offering the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering beginning this fall. The new doctorate will help the university fill critical shortfalls in government and industry. In the mining industry alone, more than 5,000 engineers will retire in the next decade. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Engineering Education Center turns 50

Fifty years ago this September, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineering Education Center in St. Louis, known then as the Graduate Engineering Center, opened with nothing but a borrowed desk in an office above a drug store across the street from the newly established University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

Missouri S&T will host the Transportation Infrastructure Conference on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the third annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The program will feature recent findings in advanced construction materials, resilient structural systems, non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host Private Pilot Ground School this fall

Private Pilot Ground SchoolMissouri University of Science and Technology’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering is sponsoring a Private Pilot Ground School this fall through Missouri S&T’s distance and continuing education program. [Read more…]

Asphalt conference at Missouri S&T Dec. 9-10

asphaltThe 57th annual Asphalt Conference will be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology Dec. 9-10. Registration is $130 per person and is available online at asphalt.mst.edu. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T prepares for another record enrollment

Missouri S&T freshmen during Opening Week 2014.

Missouri S&T freshmen during Opening Week 2014.

For the second year in a row, Missouri University of Science and Technology expects to break its all-time record enrollment when classes start on Monday, Aug. 25. [Read more…]