Archives for March 29, 2017

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 demonstrate their work to develop 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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