Archives for August 2015

Missouri S&T to host ASEE Zone III meeting Sept. 23-25

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education’s Zone III Meeting in Springfield, Missouri, in September. Engineering educators from all disciplines of engineering, computer science, engineering technology and education outreach are encouraged to attend. [Read more…]

Leach Theatre season begins with psychic show

Joshua Kane Signature Photo 1 - Color balanced-217x350Classically trained actor and mind reader Joshua Kane will perform “Borders of the Mind – The Psychic Show for the Whole Family” to kickoff the Leach Special Performances Series at Missouri University of Science and Technology this September. The event will feature an interactive performance of telepathy and lie detection. Kane will identify audience members with special abilities and help them discover their inner superhero.

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Missouri S&T scientists study volcanoes, earthquakes

Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people. Missouri S&T researchers are working to find a way to more accurately predict volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people. Missouri S&T researchers are working to find a way to more accurately predict volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to make Americans safer by finding a way to predict natural phenomena that’s been 60 million years in the making. Two geophysics professors at Missouri S&T are studying the North American plate to lay the foundation for predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

For the past 60 million years, the North American plate—basically the whole continent—has been moving southwest at a rate of about an inch a year, says Dr. Kelly Liu, professor of geophysics at Missouri S&T. The shift is a continuation of the breaking of the giant supercontinent Pangea 200 million years ago. As the plate moves, it creates earthquakes and volcanic hot spots, huge mountain chains and gigantic ocean basins. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T joins initiative to increase engineering diversity

2014 graduate Jermy Jamison was team leader for the Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Design Team. Photo by Bob Phelan.

2014 graduate Jermy Jamison was team leader for the Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Design Team. Photo by Bob Phelan.

As one of the most diverse student bodies in the history of Missouri University of Science and Technology begins a new semester, the university has joined a national effort to help bring even more diversity to engineering nationwide. [Read more…]

Flood damage after Katrina could have been prevented, S&T expert says

katrinaA decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to represent USA at European Rover Challenge

Photo courtesy of the Mars Rover Design Team Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of the Mars Rover Design Team Facebook page.

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mars Rover Design Team is the only team from the United States that has qualified to compete at the European Rover Challenge (ERC), an international competition that challenges university students to design, build and operate the next generation of Mars rovers.

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Missouri S&T students receive Grainger Power Engineering Awards

2015 Grainger Power Engineering Award winners. Pictured front row, left to right are Mallory Mitchell, Kyle Lundeen, Brandon Beyers and Jacob Mueller. Back row, left to right are Paul Sappington, Louis Meyer, Nicholas Ging, Darren Paschedag and Logan Haden.

2015 Grainger Power Engineering Award winners. Pictured front row, left to right are Mallory Mitchell, Kyle Lundeen, Brandon Beyers and Jacob Mueller. Back row, left to right are Paul Sappington, Louis Meyer, Nicholas Ging, Darren Paschedag and Logan Haden.

Nine electrical engineering graduates each received a $6,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T prepares for another record enrollment

Incoming freshmen at Missouri S&T's 2015 Opening Week Picnic.

Incoming freshmen at Missouri S&T’s 2015 Opening Week Picnic.

For the third year in a row, Missouri University of Science and Technology expects to break its all-time record enrollment when classes start on Monday, Aug. 24. [Read more…]

S&T Diplomacy Lab projects need student help

Drought is a problem the American West and in other parts of the world. Missouri S&T is participating in the State Department's Diplomacy Lab to create plans for a 'water-smart' city.

Drought is a problem in the American West and in many other parts of the world. Missouri S&T is participating in the State Department’s Diplomacy Lab to create plans for a ‘water-smart’ city.

The United States Department of State has selected two Missouri University of Science and Technology bids for autumn 2015 Diplomacy Lab projects. Undergraduate and graduate students are needed for both projects, says Dr. Daniel B. Oerther, the John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of environmental engineering and a professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T and Stevens Institute of Technology are the only two technological research universities among the 20 university partners that are part of Diplomacy Lab.

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Robert R. Holmes named Civil Engineer of the Year

usgs logoDr. Robert R. Holmes, an adjunct professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology and a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, will receive the 2015 Government Civil Engineer of the Year award on Oct. 13 in New York.

Established by the Government Engineers Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the award recognizes distinguished civil engineers employed in public service for significant engineering contributions. [Read more…]