Archives for October 26, 2015

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…]

S&T student wins NSF fellowship

Matthew Horst

Matthew Horst

Matthew Horst, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been awarded a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program award.

As part of the award, Horst will receive a stipend for three years to cover research and tuition costs. Horst can choose which three years to accept funding over a five-year period. [Read more…]