Missouri S&T concrete conference to be held May 2-3

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the annual Missouri Concrete Conference May 2-3 in the Havener Center on campus. Conference registration is $150 per person. [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. [Read more…]

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…]

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.
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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…]

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…]