NSF CAREER award supports metal composite research

Dr. Caizhi Zhou, the Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his work in the field of metallic composites.

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Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Parker Freudenberger, a Ph.D. student in ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, works on glass artwork developed in collaboration with her sister, Chandlee Freudenberger, a student at Winthrop University. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine.

And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T alumnus establishes $1 million scholarship endowment

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate and trustee Steve Wunning has established a $1 million scholarship endowment at Missouri S&T. He says that the Steven H. and Lyneve C. Wunning Scholarship Fund recognizes the role that the university played in his life and career.

“Going to Rolla was one of the best decisions I ever made,” says Wunning, who earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1973 and spent his career with Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. [Read more…]

S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Eleven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 20.

The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions. [Read more…]

Mary Reidmeyer named first recipient of S&T women’s advocate award

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Mary Reidmeyer with the first Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women's Advocate Award. Photo by Sam O'Keefe

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Mary Reidmeyer with the first Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award. Photo by Sam O’Keefe

Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, teaching professor of ceramic engineering and outreach coordinator in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award at Missouri S&T. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 19.

The award is given to any Missouri S&T employee, regardless of gender or job designation, that demonstrates commitment to the women on campus through mentorship and advocacy and by setting an example through professional achievement. As part of the award, Reidmeyer received a $1,000 stipend funded by Missouri S&T graduate Cynthia Tang, founder and former chair of Insight Industries Inc. [Read more…]

Wound care technology invented at S&T hits marketplace

A technician works in the lab at Mo-Sci Corporation in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A glass-based wound care product that emerged from research by a doctoral student at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human use and is now available on the commercial market.

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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…]

At Missouri S&T, GAANN program prepares nation’s future researchers

George Holmes, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Missouri, is one of 19 GAANN recipients at Missouri S&T. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Many of the nation’s future engineering and science researchers are preparing for their careers in the laboratories of Missouri University of Science and Technology, thanks to more than $2.2 million in federal funding through a program designed to encourage more students to pursue Ph.D.s in those fields. [Read more…]

Biomaterials expert Delbert Day named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Delbert Day

Dr. Delbert E. Day

Dr. Delbert E. Day, a prolific inventor whose work with specialty glasses has led to treatments for cancer, bone tissue regeneration and wound care, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

The NAI announced Day’s selection today (Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016) in recognition of his “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.” He will be inducted into the NAI on April 6, 2017, during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T students named Caterpillar-APEC Scholars

c10030952Four undergraduate students and one doctoral student in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive annual scholarships through a joint effort with Caterpillar Inc. to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. [Read more…]