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…]

From wide receiver to mining leader

Braden Lusk stands at the entrance of the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine, photo by Sam O'Keefe

Braden Lusk stands at the entrance of the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine, photo by Sam O’Keefe

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.” [Read more…]

S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Seven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the university’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 16. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T physics students achieve nuclear fusion

Pressure building in the middle of the fusion grid. Photo submitted.

Pressure building in the middle of the fusion grid. Photo submitted.

A team of three undergraduate physics students from Missouri University of Science and Technology have achieved nuclear fusion of deuterium into helium. The reaction was achieved as part of the students’ final project for their senior research laboratory class.

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New signature areas focus on materials for extreme environments, smart living

Smart grids like the one depicted here are among the areas addressed by the new "smart living" signature area.

Smart grids like the one depicted here are among the areas addressed by the new Smart Living signature area.

Two new best-in-class or signature areas at Missouri University of Science and Technology were announced Tuesday (May 6) by Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. [Read more…]

S&T modular reactor consortium funds two initiatives

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Missouri’s multi-university Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Research and Education Consortium, led by Missouri University of Science and Technology, has selected its first two research initiatives for funding.

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Hyoung Koo Lee named associate chair of mining and nuclear engineering

Dr. Hyoung Koo Lee, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named associate chair of the mining and nuclear engineering department and director of the Missouri S&T Nuclear Reactor. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.

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S&T to lead partnership with industry in modular reactor consortium

 

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Graphical rendering of the Westinghouse SMR containment vessel. ©2013 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. are tapping into the expertise of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) to conduct research that will benefit the nuclear energy industry. [Read more…]

Researcher studies fuel flow patterns for next-generation reactors

At Missouri University of Science and Technology, where the state’s first nuclear reactor was constructed more than 50 years ago, researchers are tracking and measuring the movement of radioisotopes to develop sophisticated new standards for the next generation of reactors.

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Idaho energy expert named Laufer Chair at S&T

Dr. Joseph D. Smith, manager of advanced process and decision systems for Idaho National Laboratory, has been named the first Laufer Chair of Energy at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He will join the S&T faculty on July 1.

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