S&T commencement speaker: Tackle big challenges, consider public service

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, encouraged graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology to be willing to tackle big challenges, and then do the hard work to back it up.

O’Sullivan, a 1982 Missouri S&T graduate, spoke during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, May 13. During the ceremony, she was awarded the doctor of science, honoris causa. [Read more…]

Asphalt expert to join Missouri S&T in August

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, has been named the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) Endowed Professor in Flexible Pavements at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1, 2017.

The professorship was established through a gift of $550,000 from the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. [Read more…]

Geotechnical engineering expert to present first Prakash Lecture at S&T

Dr. Richard D. Woods, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will present the inaugural lecture in the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering.

The lecture, titled “Geotechnical Impact of High Energy Construction Operations on Nearby Infrastructure,” will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall. It is free and open to the public. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Concrete Conference canceled, reset for June 6-7

Due to major road closures leading into and out of Rolla as well as statewide flooding, Missouri University of Science and Technology has canceled the 2017 Concrete Conference, originally scheduled for May 2-3 on the Missouri S&T campus.

The conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7. Current participants will remain registered and expected for the June dates.

An updated schedule of events will be available at concrete.mst.edu.

Former deputy director of national intelligence to speak at Missouri S&T commencement

Stephanie O'Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, will speak at two Missouri S&T commencement ceremonies in May. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T

Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will speak at two commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T this month. O’Sullivan is a 1982 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T. During commencement, O’Sullivan will receive the doctor of science, honoris causa. [Read more…]

National experts come to S&T for GeoMO 2017

Civil and environmental engineering experts are the featured speakers when Missouri University of Science and Technology hosts the 2017 GeoMo symposium May 18.

The symposium, titled “Geophysics and Nondestructive Evaluation in the Assessment and Monitoring of Geotechnical and Infrastructure Systems,” is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. [Read more…]

Lead acid batteries to store energy in S&T’s EcoVillage

The houses in Missouri S&T’s EcoVillage will use lead acid batteries to store and distribute energy starting in fall 2017.
Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

By Halloween, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s new EcoVillage microgrid will be up and running on solar panels and storing excess energy with lead acid batteries.

In conjunction with the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), Missouri S&T’s Microgrid Industrial Consortium partners Doe Run, Ameren and Azimuth Energy are designing the EcoVillage microgrid. Missouri S&T researchers Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Pourya Shamsi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Dr. Fatih Dogan, professor of materials science and engineering, also are working on the design. [Read more…]

S&T faculty members receive UM System President’s Awards

Three members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty have been chosen to receive President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence in advancing the mission of the university. In all 10 awards were presented to UM System faculty this year. They will be formally honored at an awards celebration in June. [Read more…]

CE Academy inducts seven new members

Seven professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Civil Engineers at a dinner and induction ceremony held on Friday, April 21 at Hasselmann Alumni House in Rolla, Missouri. [Read more…]

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…]