Month: December 2015

S&T physicist earns NSF grant to study new states of matter

Posted by on December 30, 2015

By studying how materials transform at ultra-low temperatures, a Missouri S&T theoretical physicist hopes to discover new states of matter.

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Researchers’ work makes lightweight, strong metal

Posted by on December 28, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and his colleagues have created a lightweight but very strong structural metal that could improve energy efficiency in aerospace, automobile, defense, mobile electronics and biomedical applications.

The findings of Dr. Lianyi Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, were published Dec. 24 in the latest issue of Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science.

Working at the University of California-Los Angeles, Chen and his colleagues used magnesium because it is a light metal with two-thirds the density of aluminum, it’s abundant on Earth and is biocompatible. They found a way to mix silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten magnesium-zinc alloy that uniformly dispersed and stabilized the nanoparticles, making a super-strong and lightweight metal.

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Missouri DED helps fund S&T’s Solar House Design Team

Posted by on December 24, 2015

The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy helped fund the Missouri University of Science and Technology Solar House Design Team’s building costs for the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

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15 noteworthy moments from 2015

Posted by on December 24, 2015

2015 was a year of important firsts for Missouri S&T. We opened our new alumni house, started a new biomedical engineering minor, launched our first crowdfunding campaign and completed our first year with geothermal energy as the main power source for much of campus. We also had our first multi-million-viewer video on Facebook — a clip of […]

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UMSL professor named 2016 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor at S&T

Posted by on December 21, 2015

Dr. David Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), has been named the 2016 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on December 21, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented five Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 19. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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Kavandi shares lessons learned in space at S&T commencement

Posted by on December 19, 2015

Dr. Janet L. Kavandi, deputy director at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and a NASA astronaut, shared lessons she learned during her three space flights as part of commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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Professor’s film listed among year’s best video essays

Posted by on December 18, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor’s 20-minute video that likens certain film editing techniques to “punctuation marks” in movies has been included in a listing of the year’s best video essays.

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15 important innovations of 2015

Posted by on December 16, 2015

Inkless printing. Hydrogen-producing bacteria. Hollow concrete columns that are stronger than solid ones. New insights into what American GIs discovered in Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II. These are among the many notable innovations and discoveries made by Missouri University of Science and Technology professors and students in 2015. Here are […]

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Teacher education program among nation’s best for preparing instructors

Posted by on December 16, 2015

Students enrolled in the teacher education program at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the nation’s most prepared to enter classrooms to teach, a new National Council on Teacher Quality report says.

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