College of Engineering and Computing

Missouri S&T professor receives President’s Award for Innovative Teaching

Posted by on March 22, 2018

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi surprised a Missouri S&T faculty member with a President’s Award at a faculty meeting today (Thursday, March 22). Dr. Nicolas Libre, assistant teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was recognized as the first recipient of 10 awards that the president will give in 2018.

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Missouri S&T Mucking Team travels to England

Posted by on March 21, 2018

A group of Missouri S&T students is preparing to travel across the Atlantic to compete in events based on mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students will compete in the 40th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Thursday, March 29, through Sunday, April 1, King Edward Mine in Camborne, Cornwall, England.

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Missouri S&T civil engineering professor named Fulbright distinguished chair in Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2018

A Missouri S&T civil engineering professor will lecture and conduct research in Australia as a Fulbright scholar in advanced science and technology.
Dr. William Schonberg, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has been named a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology. His appointment begins in January 2019 at the Defence Science and Technology Group, a government agency in Melbourne.

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

Posted by on March 12, 2018

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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Missouri S&T fetal heart rate research uses big data to reduce childbirth risks

Posted by on March 5, 2018

Giving birth to a child can be described as a sacred, spiritual and life-changing experience. It can also be fraught with pain, fear, complications and injury to both child and mother. For Dr. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, the key to removing some of the uncertainty associated with giving birth may lie not with woman or man, but with machine — machine learning, to be precise.

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Missouri S&T enters partnership with Kaleidoscope Discovery Center

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Officials from Missouri S&T and the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center (KDC) met Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the KDC’s downtown Rolla headquarters to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will support both institutions in their promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

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A conversation on race

Posted by on February 28, 2018

As the annual celebration of Black History Month at Missouri S&T comes to an end, we begin a series of articles exploring issues brought to light by the university’s campus climate survey. In “A conversation on race,” the first of this series, Missouri S&T students of color discuss racial issues.

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The protector of innovation

Posted by on February 27, 2018

The next time you get on eBay to sell a pair of sneakers and marvel at how seamless the sales process is or buy something that’s either hard to find or a great deal, make sure to thank an S&T grad.

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Missouri S&T celebrates National Engineers Week

Posted by on February 19, 2018

On a campus awash in tradition, the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T is joining a national celebration of the engineering profession. A series of activities commemorating National Engineers Week begins Monday with peer career counseling in advance of the university’s Spring Career Fair, which is set for the following day. Other events include a research symposium featuring College of Engineering and Computing faculty and a showcase of hands-on engineering applications hosted by student chapters of professional engineering organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Missouri S&T explosives researcher studies blast-induced brain injuries

Posted by on February 15, 2018

The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.” For Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives engineering, the Missouri S&T mine is also an invaluable testing ground to study a life-altering ailment that can impact athletes, car accident victims, members of the military and others: traumatic brain injury (TBI). In partnership with neuroscientists from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the native Briton uses the outdoor lab to mimic battlefield conditions and explore how carefully calibrated explosions affect the brain’s wiring.

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