Author: Andrew Careaga

S&T team places second in University Rover Challenge, best among U.S. teams

Posted by on June 3, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team, winners of the 2017 University Rover Challenge (URC) finished second among a field of 36 collegiate teams in this year’s competition, which was won by Czestochowa University of Technology. Missouri S&T had the top score among the 12 U.S. teams in the competition.

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In series of talks, professor promotes materials of tomorrow

Posted by on May 12, 2018

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As a boy, Dr. Joseph Newkirk was fascinated by artwork that depicted a sleek, space-age future of flying cars and robotic servants – the stuff of TV shows like The Jetsons. Today, Newkirk is still fascinated by a space-age future. But the Missouri S&T professor of metallurgical engineering isn’t dreaming about George Jetson’s speedy spacecraft. Instead, he’s thinking about what future materials will be needed to transport people to Mars or make robots stronger.

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University of North Texas dean to lead Missouri S&T research and graduate studies

Posted by on May 3, 2018

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Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas in Denton, will become vice chancellor of research and dean of graduate studies at Missouri S&T effective Sept. 4.

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Gaming research may unlock secrets of ‘flow’

Posted by on April 23, 2018

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As an undergraduate, Tejaswini Yelamanchili used to spend hours a day playing video games like Counter-Strike and Age of Empires. Time would speed by – hours seemed like minutes – as she focused on the process of gaming. Now a graduate student at Missouri S&T, she’s spending much of her time getting others into gaming as part of her research to better understand how the brain works when players are in the zone.

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Missouri S&T’s economic impact to state: $404 million, 5,549 jobs

Posted by on April 17, 2018

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Missouri S&T contributed more than $404 million to the state’s economy during the fiscal year that ended last June, according to a new report released today (Tuesday, April 17) by the University of Missouri System.

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After Uber, Tesla incidents, can artificial intelligence be trusted?

Posted by on April 9, 2018

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Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose?

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Missouri S&T alumni Kristie and John Gibson contribute $1 million for arena renovation

Posted by on March 28, 2018

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Missouri S&T alumni John Gibson and Kristie (Capps) Gibson have contributed $1 million in support of a major arena renovation in the university’s Gale Bullman Building. Their gift will fund enhancements to the arena where Missouri S&T’s NCAA Division II men’s and women’s basketball teams play.

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Lab expansion receives $300,000 gift from ARCO Construction Co.

Posted by on March 12, 2018

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A major lab expansion at Missouri University of Science and Technology has received $300,000 in funding from ARCO Construction Co. Inc., a St. Louis-based general contracting firm. The contribution will support one of the university’s top priorities, the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML).

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Area poets invited to submit works for PoetSpeak reading

Posted by on March 12, 2018

The annual PoetSpeak poetry reading will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Christ Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Main St. in Rolla. This event features regional poets and is sponsored by Arts Rolla and the Missouri S&T department of arts, languages and philosophy. 

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