College of Engineering and Computing

S&T team to race electrically powered Formula cars

Posted by on June 15, 2018

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race its Formula One-style racecars while proving the viability of electric power at Formula SAE-Lincoln, an international student design competition.

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Office hours at 95: pioneering Missouri S&T professor Bill James reflects on 65 years in Rolla

Posted by on June 15, 2018

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Despite spending the past 65 years in Rolla, Bill James’ thick Maine accent remains intact. He credits the links between two seemingly dissimilar locales for luring him to campus as a newly minted Iowa State University Ph.D. back in 1953. That decision would mark the start of a distinguished academic career highlighted by receiving the university’s first National Science Foundation research award, playing a key role in the formation of a Ph.D. program in chemical engineering, and establishing, in 1964, one of the university’s first research centers, the Graduate Center for Materials Research.

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Rock-and-roll grandpa earns doctoral degree for research on using desert shrub as asphalt recycling agent

Posted by on May 23, 2018

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He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie. Yet despite his many brushes with fame, what gets Mike Lusher most excited these days is his research into an unassuming desert shrub that some predict will revolutionize the rubber industry. A fascination with the guayule (why-YOO-lee) plant that began a dozen years ago while watching an episode of The History Channel show “Modern Marvels” has culminated in a Ph.D. in civil engineering for the 64-year-old grandfather, who received his diploma at May 12 commencement.

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Missouri S&T to host youth sports camp this summer

Posted by on May 17, 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its 43rd annual Joe Miner Sports Camp May 29-June 1. The camp is designed for children entering grades three through eight in the fall of 2018.

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College of Engineering and Computing honors 18 graduate students

Posted by on May 16, 2018

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The College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T is honoring 18 graduate students in recognition of their scholarly productivity and teaching excellence. Eight doctoral students representing six academic departments have been named CEC Dean’s Ph.D. Scholars at Missouri S&T, while another 10 doctoral students affiliated with seven departments have been designated as inaugural Dean’s Graduate Educators. Each student was recognized and honored at an end-of-semester campus reception on Thursday, May 10.

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Missouri S&T honors alumni, friends for professional distinction

Posted by on May 15, 2018

Missouri S&T presented four Awards of Professional Distinction during spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 12. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates and friends of the university for professional achievement.

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Apollo scientist stresses value of S&T degree

Posted by on May 15, 2018

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Dr. Farouk El-Baz, a geologist who played a leading role during NASA’s Apollo space program in the 1960s, assured graduates that their degrees from Missouri S&T have prepared them for whatever they will encounter in their professional lives. El-Baz, director of the Center for Remote Sensing and research professor at Boston University, spoke during commencement ceremonies […]

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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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Missouri S&T awards Chancellor’s Scholarships

Posted by on May 11, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology awarded Chancellor’s Scholarships to 18 high school seniors for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Going places

Posted by on May 9, 2018

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Missouri S&T is known as a university that prepares students for success after college – whether that involves getting that great first job, furthering their education in graduate school or equipping them to pursue their passions as entrepreneurs. Miners are resourceful and inventive, and they leave S&T armed with an education that will prepare them […]

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