Archives for October 2015

Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car team heads to nationals

Photo by Nick McGraw.

Photo by Nick McGraw.

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete at the 2015 national Chem-E-Car competition with its chemical reaction-powered autonomous vehicle.

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Op-ed: Moving beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity

The following op-ed was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The author is Dr. Bruce McMillin, professor of computer science, associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Engineering and Computing, and co-director of Missouri S&T’s Smart Living signature area.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s recent announcement that 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen is the latest in a rash of break-ins that raise concerns about how to make our online lives more secure. From the U.S. government to the adult online dating site Ashley Madison, it seems no system is safe from a potential cyberattack.

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S&T literary mag sponsors poetry reading, interpretive dance

Poet Elizabeth Schultz

Poet Elizabeth Schultz

Teacher, scholar, sailor and poet Dr. Elizabeth Schultz will read from her work at an event sponsored by Missouri University of Science and Technology’s literary magazine Southwinds this November. The reading will be accompanied by an interpretive dance performance. [Read more…]

Arianna String Quartet to perform at Missouri S&T

Photography by www.justinleephotography.com.

Photography by www.justinleephotography.com.

The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ), known for its tonal warmth and its musicians’ commitment to fluid mastery of their instruments, will perform on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus as part of the 2015-16 Campus Performing Arts Series this November.

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Missouri S&T’s India Association to host Diwali Night

1334164002_6055bf669b_zMissouri University of Science and Technology’s India Association, an Indian student organization, will host a celebration of Diwali this November. Diwali, one of India’s most vibrant festivals, is popularly known as the festival of lights and represents the triumph of good over evil. The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” meaning row of lamps.

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KMST surpasses goal in fall membership drive

Public radio station KMSTMissouri University of Science and Technology public radio station KMST finished up a successful drive on Saturday, Oct., 24, when it surpassed its goal of $72,000. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T researcher works to clean up nuclear waste

Dr. Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working to find a way to make certain nuclear wastes easier to consolidate in borosilicate glass, reducing the waste’s environmental footprint and lowering costs for storage.

The work is funded by an Office of Nuclear Energy grant for $210,747 per year for up to three years.

Stored in steel drums and buried in mountainsides, nuclear waste can remain radioactive for tens or hundreds of thousands of years. Reducing the space needed to store the waste, Brow says, saves time and money and will reduce the overall environmental impact. [Read more…]

Pernicka develops microsatellite for Air Force

Professor Hank Pernicka and his team at Missouri S&T have developed a microsatellit imager in an Air Force contest and are working to produce the final version for delivery in 2017.

Professor Hank Pernicka and his team at Missouri S&T have developed a microsatellite imager in an Air Force contest and are working to produce the final version for delivery in 2017.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making risky exploratory missions when something goes wrong. [Read more…]

Chancellor brings Show Me Value Tour to Houston

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, Missouri S&T chancellor

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, Missouri S&T chancellor

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader will discuss the importance of a college education with students from Houston Middle School in Houston, Missouri, on Friday, Nov. 6, as part of the Show Me Value Tour, a statewide initiative by University of Missouri System leaders. Schrader will visit Houston Middle School at 10:20 a.m. to speak with students about the importance of preparing for a college degree. A media availability with Schrader will follow from 11-11:15 a.m. at the middle school. [Read more…]

Chancellor and family moving off-campus while university addresses issues at residence

While the university continues to inspect and address issues at the Chancellor’s Residence on the Missouri S&T campus, Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader and her family are moving a second time this semester.

In August, the chancellor and her family moved into Missouri S&T’s Residential College. This week, the Schraders will move off-campus to a residence that is better suited for both a family and an extended stay, located in the Quarry Subdivision east of Rolla. [Read more…]