Archives for September 2015

Missouri S&T iGEM team earns bronze medal

Bats_flying_(9413217529)Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation, has earned a bronze medal at the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree, held Sept. 24-28 in Boston. The team earned the medal for its work to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.

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Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T again breaks records

For the third year in a row, Missouri University of Science and Technology has broken enrollment records. The fall 2015 enrollment at Missouri S&T, officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, is 8,889. This is the highest enrollment in the university’s history, up 2.9 percent from the official fall 2014 figure, says Deanne Jackson, Missouri S&T registrar. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T solar house travels to California for competition

Photo by Bob Phelan, Missouri S&T. Originally published on architectmagazine.com.

Photo by Bob Phelan, Missouri S&T. Originally published on architectmagazine.com.

A team of students at Missouri University of Science and Technology spent two years designing and building a solar-powered house filled with smart-living technology. Once it was complete, the students cut it into pieces and shipped it to California on four semitrailers to compete in an international building competition.

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Missouri S&T orchestras to perform fall concert

University and Community Symphony OrchestraThe Missouri University of Science and Technology University and Community Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri S&T Chamber Orchestra will perform in a fall concert on the S&T campus this October.

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Researchers study users to increase cyber security

Missouri S&T researchers are looking at user behavior and how it affects computer network security.

Missouri S&T researchers are looking at user behavior and how it affects computer network safety and security.

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to build a framework to study the online behavior of Internet users and how that behavior affects the safety of systems and networks.

Dr. Maggie Cheng, associate professor of computer science at Missouri S&T, and Dr. Fiona Nah, professor of business and information technology at Missouri S&T, are working with a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The researchers are looking to design experiments to study the characteristics of user behavior, Cheng says, creating a theoretical framework to study human cyber behavior. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T signs transfer agreement with California community college

MissouriSTsignature-green-webRepresentatives from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Mission College, a community college located in Santa Clara, California, recently signed a transfer agreement that gives Mission students the opportunity to earn a full degree from Missouri S&T.

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Researchers use 3-D printer to make new materials

Professor Frank Liou, right, is working with professor Jagannanthan Sarangapani to use 3-D printers to make new materials that are not currently in existence.

Professor Frank Liou, right, is working with professor Jagannanthan Sarangapani to use 3-D printers to make new materials that are not currently in existence.

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to develop cyber additive manufacturing technology to create new metal materials that are stronger and lighter than conventional ones, which could make manufacturing more efficient and cheaper. The cyber manufacturing technology includes additive manufacturing process modeling, sensor network and seamless process integration.

Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor of Product Innovation and Creativity at Missouri S&T, and Dr. Jagannanthan Sarangapani, the William A. Rutledge-Emerson Electrical Co. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T, are developing cyber manufacturing technology for 3-D printers to create materials not currently in existence. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T geothermal system exceeds first-year goals

Geothermal energy savings at Missouri S&TAs the first year of operation closes for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s geothermal energy system, university officials announce that the system has exceeded its projected campus impact.

Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system, which allows energy to be stored in and reclaimed from well fields located throughout the campus, provides heating and cooling to 17 buildings on campus and chilled water to the majority of campus buildings. It consists of four separate plants that distribute energy from the system to different parts of campus. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T receives grant to grow entrepreneurship programs

For the second year in a row, Missouri University of Science and Technology has been awarded a faculty development grant from VentureWell to incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education.  [Read more…]

Chancellor introduces a ‘culture of gratitude’ at Missouri S&T

Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader delivers the fall 2015 State of the University AddressThree years after giving her first State of the University Address at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader reflected on the transformation that has occurred on campus and challenged the campus community to create a culture of gratitude. [Read more…]