Day: April 18, 2017

Fueling space flight

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It started with a boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut fueled from watching the 1995 Hollywood portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission. It ended – or rather, took a detour – after a teenage growth spurt propelled Steven Berg beyond NASA’s 6-foot-4 height limit for space travelers (the Wentzville, Missouri, native now stands 6-foot-7). The federal agency’s loss is Missouri S&T’s gain, as Berg’s fascination with space led to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from a campus where he’s now a postdoctoral fellow in the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory under the supervision of associate professor Josh Rovey, his thesis adviser.

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Chemistry professor to conduct collaborative research in Japan

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A Missouri S&T chemistry professor will spend May in Japan, where he will conduct collaborative research and present a series of lectures as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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Missouri S&T ranks eighth in ROI report

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Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the best values in higher education, according to the 2017 PayScale College ROI Report. Missouri S&T ranks eighth in the nation for annual return on investment (ROI), according to the PayScale report, with an average annual ROI of 11.7 percent over 20 years. That puts Missouri S&T sixth among public universities for in-state students and first among Missouri colleges and universities.

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