Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering

From wide receiver to mining leader

Posted by on October 18, 2016

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Braden Lusk first came to Rolla in 1996 as a walk-on wide receiver from central Kansas who excelled at math and science in high school but admittedly “had no idea what an engineer was.”

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S&T Haunted Mine to open Friday, Oct. 21

Posted by on October 14, 2016

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Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are “haunting” the school’s Experimental Mine Facility for Halloween this year.

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Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials

Posted by on October 12, 2016

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color holographic images by using just one layer of nanoscale metallic film. This work has a huge potential to change our daily lives by equipping our cell phones with 3-D floating displays and printing 3-D security marking onto credit cards.

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Public-private partnership helps fund new mine building at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 7, 2016

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Bill Kennedy, president and CEO of Jack Kennedy Metal Products and Building Inc., recently gave the lead gift to support construction of the new Kennedy Experimental Mine Building at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Braden T. Lusk named chair of mining and nuclear engineering

Posted by on July 5, 2016

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Dr. Braden T. Lusk, professor of mining engineering at the University of Kentucky and a two-time graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the mining and nuclear engineering department at Missouri S&T effective Aug. 15.

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See fireworks two Fridays in June at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 13, 2016

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Watch the skies above Missouri S&T in June for two student-produced fireworks displays.

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Missouri S&T women’s team defends mucking title

Posted by on March 30, 2016

A group of Missouri University of Science and Technology students has traveled nearly 1,500 miles to defend a world championship title in events based on old-fashioned mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students are competing in the 38th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3, at Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, Montana.

Missouri S&T sent three teams to compete against over 15 teams from the United States, Australia, England and Brazil in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students are competing in seven timed events: gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling. Missouri S&T’s women’s team won the international competition last year in Kalgoorlie, Australia.

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Doe Run Co. donates mining equipment to Missouri S&T

Posted by on February 16, 2016

The Doe Run Co. (Doe Run) recently donated $37,724 in technical equipment to the mining engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology to aid in training the next generation of mining engineers.

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41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

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Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Haunted Mine a Halloween tradition at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 12, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology mining engineering students have created things that go bump — and scream! — in the night at this year’s Haunted Mine, which opens Oct. 23 in Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

“Examples of rooms are a Frankenstein room, a clown and carnival room and an exorcism room just to give a taste,” says Katherine Burke, a junior in mining engineering. “This year at the mine, we have acquired new props, and all of the rooms have different themes.”

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