Archives for March 2017

KMST to hold spring membership drive April 15-23

Public radio station KMST’s spring membership drive starts Saturday, April 15, and concludes on Sunday, April 23.

“As we welcome spring, we want to thank KMST’s community of listeners, volunteers and donors for their support,” says Joel Goodridge, marketing manager at KMST. “The broadcast excellence that informs, inspires and energizes us all is not possible without you. Our spring drive is just around the corner and we have some exciting items being given away including a Kindle Fire, Bose Wave Radio and IPads.”

KMST is offering new and renewing members a choice of premiums at the $70 level and above, including a classical music bundle, a Harmonic Vibrations CD selection titled “Joy Comes Back” by Ruthie Foster, a bluegrass CD titled “Unspoken Tradition” by Miles Between, a KMST ceramic travel coffee mug, and a KMST T-shirt. [Read more…]

Materials science expert to give A. Frank Golick Lecture at Missouri S&T

University of Michigan professor Alan Taub says finding ways to move products more efficiently is one of today’s big challenges. He will give lectures April 20 and 21 at Missouri S&T.

Nationally renowned expert Dr. Alan Taub addresses challenges facing today’s materials scientists during the 25th A. Frank Golick Lecture in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

His lecture titled “Aligning Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Matrices by Applying Electrical, Magnetic and Shear Forces” will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Room 204 McNutt Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. It will be of particular interest to materials scientists and material science students. Refreshments begin at 3 p.m. in the McNutt Hall Commons.

On Friday, April 21, Taub will give the lecture titled “Challenges to Reduce Weight in Transportation Applications” at noon in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. in the McNutt Hall Commons. Both are free and open to the public.

In his lecture Thursday, Taub will talk about carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their addition into polymer matrixes. The effects of processing parameters such as sonication on the degree of achievable alignment as well as its implications will be discussed. The results offer guidance for the design and fabrication of highly-aligned CNT/polymer composites.

His talk will provide an overview of the challenges and describe how new materials and processes, coupled with integrated computational materials engineering, are advancing the technology.

Friday’s lecture will highlight that new solutions are needed to reduce the weight of the machines that move people and goods on land, sea and air, says Taub, a professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The potential for reducing weight using high-strength steels, aluminum, titanium and magnesium alloys is well established. The key is to achieve the weight reduction economically.

“This requires optimization of the material properties and processes together with robust design tools and joining technologies to enable multi-material structures,” he says.

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) was established to accelerate adoption of advanced metals and serves as the bridge between basic research and final product commercialization. Industry partners, in collaboration with a network of universities and federal laboratories, are developing the next generation of advanced manufacturing processes.

Taub earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering in 1975 from Brown University. He earned a Ph.D. in applied physics in 1979 from Harvard University. He was the vice president of GM Global Research and General Motors Co.; chief technical officer of LIFT; managed Ford Motor’s material science department; and was a senior lecturer on materials science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi and has given guest lectures at MIT, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University.

The A. Frank Golick Lecture Series at Missouri S&T is named after a 1918 metallurgical engineering graduate. It was created in 1969 through a memorial fund established by Golick’s widow, Loree, to attract nationally recognized metallurgical engineers to the campus to interact with the faculty and students, and to present a lecture series.

Golick was associated with several ferrous and nonferrous metal producers during his early career. He developed a number of important new applications for both classes of metals before moving into the marketing field upon joining LaSalle Steel Co. in 1939. His successful career in the steel industry resulted in his appointment as vice president for sales in 1946, a position he held until his death in 1966.

During his long association with LaSalle, Golick pioneered the market developments of many cold-finished steels and developed successful sales campaigns, which established markets for several steels that are now widely used. During his lifetime, he authored many technical articles relating to the use and treatment of steel.



S&T mucking teams dominate in international competition

The Missouri S&T women’s mucking team won its fourth consecutive international title March 22-26 in Kentucky. Team members are, from left, Susan Frazier, Jennifer Holloway, Paige Cochran, Caitlin Darnall, Nichole Wescott and Ruthie Macke.

Missouri University of Science and Technology made a clean sweep of the 39th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held March 22-26 in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The women’s team won its fourth consecutive title. The men’s B team recorded its first overall first-place finish. And the alumni team — called Tater Patch — also took home top honors. The men’s A team finished sixth. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Chem-E-Car Team heads to regional competition

The 2015 Chem-E-Car. Photo by Yae Lin Lee, former Chem-E-Car team member.

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology have built an autonomous vehicle powered by a chemical reaction to compete in the 2017 regional Chem-E-Car competition.

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Researchers work on carbon dioxide capture systems

Missouri S&T professor Fateme Rezaei, left, and student Harshul Thakkar work together in Bertelsmeyer Hall on developing technology to help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup.
Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and her team are developing technology that could help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup during flight and aboard the International Space Station.

Dr. Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T, and the team have developed “robust structures” in mechanically strong configurations that are comparable to powders in adsorbing CO2. Their findings were reported in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Materials & Interfaces publications in September 2016 and February 2017. [Read more…]

Bridge innovation expert to give Stueck Lecture


Dr. Man-Chung Tang has designed over 100 bridges around the world. He will give a talk about innovation on April 21 in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.

Innovation drives humankind forward with new ideas, new ways of doing, new ways of thinking — and Dr. Man-Chung Tang, a world authority on cable-stayed bridges, has brought innovating designs to the structures for over 50 years.

It is often said, “the sun never sets on a Man-Chung Tang bridge.” His designs can be found all around the world and are considered to be a blending of art and premier engineering development. [Read more…]

Grant builds bridge between humanities and engineering at S&T

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

Missouri S&T students traveling to Latin America for study abroad trips and service projects will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the countries they are visiting and earn course credit. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

The Missouri State Capitol. Photo from the Missouri House of Representatives image gallery.

Undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to the state’s top legislators on Tuesday, April 4.

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Missouri S&T jazz band to hold spring concert

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert in April.

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Three-man tribute to artist Michael Bublé to perform at Leach Theatre in April

The musical tribute “Shades of Bublé” will perform on the Leach Theatre stage as a part of the 2016-17 Campus Performing Arts Series at Missouri University of Science and Technology next month.

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