Archives for September 2016

Missouri S&T to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

Missouri University of Science and Technology, together with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will host the fifth annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The program will feature recent findings in advanced construction materials, resilient structural systems, non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure. [Read more…]

‘Work/Life Imbalance’ on tap in O’Keefe Lecture Series

Laura Lee Ely, a metallurgical engineering graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, will speak on work/life balance at the eighth annual Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture Series, presented by the department of materials science and engineering.

Ely’s presentation, titled “Striking the Perfect Work/Life Imbalance,” will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Planje Auditorium, Room 204 McNutt Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. [Read more…]

21 S&T faculty receive tenure, promotions

Twenty-one faculty members at Missouri University of Science and Technology received promotions or tenure effective Sept. 1. [Read more…]

Lighting a fire

Alumnus Chris Franklin and senior student James "Jimmy" Nash train at the Regional Fire Training Center in Rolla. Franklin volunteered for the Rolla Rural Fire District before taking a job out-of-state, while Nash continues to volunteer for the department. Photo By Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Alumnus Chris Franklin and senior student James “Jimmy” Nash train at the Regional Fire Training Center in Rolla. Franklin volunteered for the Rolla Rural Fire District before taking a job out-of-state, while Nash continues to volunteer for the department. Photo By Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Five years into volunteering for the Rolla Rural Fire District (RRFD), Missouri S&T student Chris Franklin thought of one more way he could give back to the department.

Franklin enrolled in Sarah Stanley’s marketing for nonprofits four-­week summer course. The majority of class time was to be spent developing marketing materials for local nonprofit Phelps County Animal Welfare League (PCAWL). But Franklin wanted to promote his fire department, which was, and still is, in need of volunteers.

“The department has a really big recruitment and retention problem,” Franklin says. [Read more…]

Oct. 13 is Industry Day at Missouri S&T

Representatives from industry will have the opportunity to learn how their companies can benefit from research at Missouri University of Science and Technology during Missouri S&T’s first Industry Day, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, on the S&T campus.

“We will show companies how they can partner with Missouri S&T researchers to advance technologies that are important to their businesses,” says John Eash, executive director of corporate relations at Missouri S&T. “They will discover how S&T’s unique research areas can meet their needs, and they will be also be able to visit with faculty and students, listen to guest speakers and tour our research centers and labs.” [Read more…]

Missouri S&T hosts mine rescue competition

Missouri S&T's two mine rescue teams will compete against industry teams at the 34th Annual Mine Rescue Competition Oct. 3-6 at S&T's Experimental Mine. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s two mine rescue teams will compete against industry teams at the 34th Annual Mine Rescue Competition Oct. 3-6 at S&T’s Experimental Mine. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Missouri Mine Rescue Association, in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology, will host its 34th Annual Mine Rescue Competition designed to simulate a mine emergency Monday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine.

Missouri S&T teams will compete with teams from industry, such as Doe Run, Vulcan Materials Co. and Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. There are 16 teams competing. [Read more…]

Fall enrollment at Missouri S&T tops 8,800

The fall 2016 enrollment at Missouri University of Science and Technology, officially recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, is 8,838. This is 0.6 percent below the previous record fall enrollment of 8,889, which was set in 2015, says Deanne Jackson, Missouri S&T registrar. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T solar house to be featured in Julia Child-inspired book

thumbnailThe Nest Home, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s entry into last year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, will be featured in the upcoming book “In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child.” The book, authored by Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer and published by the University Press of New England, will be released Tuesday, Oct. 4.

[Read more…]

S&T students offered Black Belt certification

It’s all about making them more attractive to industry.

Students in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s engineering management and systems engineering (EMSE) department have the chance to earn Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt certification. The certifications are indicators of expertise in process improvement. Missouri S&T is the first university selected by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) to offer Black Belt certification. [Read more…]

S&T researchers study crops from the air with UAVs

As the Earth warms, changes in crop production can have profound effects on food scarcity and distribution, so a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and his team are studying how climate change affects Missouri fields.

Dr. Simone Silvestri, assistant professor of computer science at Missouri S&T, is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor how crops respond to climate change and drought. [Read more…]