Missouri S&T researchers model ‘smart’ decision making

How people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments is the subject of new research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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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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Rolla Town Band to perform June 29

Music fans in the Rolla area will have a chance to relax on Castleman Hall’s lawn and hear the first concert of the season by the Rolla Town Band, featuring a variety of pieces from different genres, including a selection of military-themed marches.

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Missouri S&T to host Business 101 Lunch & Learn series

Business owners can learn about business plans, marketing plans, business accounting and what business resources are available during a summer series of classes offered by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The Business 101 Lunch & Learn series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays during August. Registration for each session is required. Classes are free and include lunch. You can attend one, some or all. For more information call 573-341-7584 or email aarond@mst.edu. [Read more…]

S&T team to race electrically powered Formula cars

The team in action at a previous competition. Photo from S&T’s Formula SAE Electric Facebook page.

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

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Missouri S&T hosts hundreds of area teachers for training

Teachers studying at PLTW S&T courses.

Approximately 600 elementary, middle and high school teachers from around the U.S. are visiting Missouri University of Science and Technology to learn how to better teach engineering, computer science and biomedical science.

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S&T student earns fellowship to study in Korea

Bader Almutairi, a Ph.D. student in nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology from the state of Kuwait, will work with a team of international peer students to research nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear risk management while traveling abroad this summer.

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Missouri S&T team to launch rocket at collegiate competition

The design team’s rocket. Photo from the team’s Facebook page.

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will launch a rocket 10,000 feet into the air over Las Cruces, New Mexico, later this month as a part of the inaugural Spaceport America Cup.

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Building better homes, one origami fold at a time

One day, origami curtains may be a feature of many homes. The nature of the paper craft’s complex folding and cutting presents an almost limitless amount of shapes, textures and mechanical properties. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are exploring the potential of origami to control the amount of incoming light in a room and studying how the resulting light patterns could affect homeowners.

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Functional as a philosophy

Malik Adnan Saeed working in a Schrenk Hall laboratory. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

After working for several years at Chevron Corp. on government contracts in his native Pakistan, Malik Adnan Saeed decided to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. He says Dr. Nicholas Leventis, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his work in the field of aerogels inspired his choice to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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