Graduate students recognized for outstanding research posters

From researching how to make ceramics tough enough for aerospace travel to automated learning strategies and developing fibers for windows and eyewear, research by dozens of Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate students was on display last month. On Monday, March 13, Missouri S&T’s office of graduate studies recognized the top presentations during an awards banquet. [Read more…]

Business owners bullish on business climate

Local business owners are optimistic about business opportunities, according to a survey conducted by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

S&T researcher tests fly ash for stronger concrete

Missouri S&T professor Mohamed ElGawady, center, and S&T students are studying making concrete with fly ash instead of Portland cement.
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Portland cement has been around for more than 250 years as the binding material for concrete, mortar and stucco, but a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is studying ways to make concrete without the traditional material.

Dr. Mohamed ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, is testing mixtures of concrete made with fly ash that can be more durable, strong and resilient than concrete using ordinary Portland cement (OPC). [Read more…]

MAE continues centennial celebration

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s mechanical and aerospace engineering department continues its 100th anniversary celebration this semester with events planned in March and April. [Read more…]

‘Mr. S&T’ hangs up his slide rule

Missouri S&T associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering Jerry Bayless poses with Joe Miner. Bayless has been a part of Missouri S&T since he was a first-year student in 1955. After more than 50 years on campus, he is retiring effective Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

No matter whether you call it the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, the University of Missouri-Rolla or Missouri University of Science and Technology, Jerry Bayless has called it home.

Bayless, an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, first came to the campus in 1955. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1959 — the same year he joined the faculty — and added a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1962. [Read more…]

S&T researcher studies next generation phones, cars

Missouri S&T professor Jun Fan works in the semi-anechoic chamber in the Electromagnetic Compatibility lab at Hy-Point. Fan is studying ways to make smartphones faster and more reliable. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

In 10 years, your cellphone won’t look anything like it does today — at least on the inside. The phones, with 5G technology, will be 10 times faster than they are today. And self-driving cars won’t be a novelty, they will be part of your daily commute.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working to make those goals a reality — a safe reality — by deciphering and solving the problems of electromagnetic interference inherent in the systems. Dr. Jun Fan, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is using a Google grant to provide real-world solutions. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to hold informational events about travel restrictions

Missouri University of Science and Technology will hold an informational event titled Executive Order Update & International Student Impact 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Room 125 Butler Carlton Civil Engineering Hall to discuss the most current updates to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning international travelers from seven countries from entering the United States. [Read more…]

Smith elected treasurer of national chemical engineering organization

Dr. Joseph Smith, the Wayne and Gayle Laufer Chair of Energy at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been elected treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

As an officer, Smith will help guide the national organization that has over 50,000 worldwide members. In December, he finished a three-year term as a member of AIChE’s board of directors before being picked to be treasurer, where he will serve as chair of the finance committee and as a member of the executive committee. [Read more…]

Robotics expert to speak about robots that teach

There are robots to sweep your floors and robots to sort packages at warehouse giants. But a Yale University professor says robots can do much more than just interact with people on a physical level — they can interact more personally, providing cues to guide social behavior.

Dr. Brian Scassellati, professor of computer science, cognitive science and mechanical engineering at Yale and direc¬tor of the National Science Foundation Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics, will visit Missouri University of Science and Technology on Feb. 6 to deliver a lecture titled “Building Robots That Teach.” [Read more…]

Spring enrollment numbers announced at Missouri S&T

Enrollment for the first day of classes at Missouri University of Science and Technology was 7,834. This is 1.2 percent less than spring enrollment in 2016, says Deanne Jackson, Missouri S&T registrar.

The spring semester at Missouri S&T began on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Last spring, 7,931 students were enrolled on the first day of the spring semester. [Read more…]