Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Missouri S&T student gets first look at new Boeing aircraft

Posted by on February 1, 2018

Missouri S&T aerospace engineering student Katie Frogge is one of the first members of the public to get an inside look at the cockpit of a new Boeing aircraft and to test its advanced training system.

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University of Missouri Curators approve Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 7, 2017

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Thursday approved a new $6.5 million lab at Missouri University of Science and Technology that is expected to position the university as a national leader in addressing the challenges of aging public infrastructure. The Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) will expand the High-bay Structures Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall to provide 16,000 square feet of research space for developing and testing new construction materials and methods.

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A gift without borders

Posted by on November 1, 2017

David Heikkinen, a 1993 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, and Dr. Ann Rueff Heikkinen have deep Rolla roots. They met as students at Rolla Junior High School, and their mothers both worked for Missouri S&T. Virginia Heikkinen Callahan, a 1988 S&T history graduate, worked in admissions and Chris Rueff in career services. When it […]

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Missouri S&T grad student earns Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Posted by on September 7, 2017

Aslihan Vuruskan, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from the Zonta International Foundation. Vuruskan is one of only 35 recipients of the award, which is given to a select group of women from around the world who demonstrate a superior academic record in the aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields.

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S&T researcher helps Argonne accelerate 3-D printing

Posted by on September 6, 2017

Lianyi Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University to understand the physics behind additive manufacturing and help eliminate structural defects in 3-D printed materials.

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative Research Symposium to be held Aug. 19

Posted by on August 10, 2017

Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center who received funding from the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) will present their research as part of the OBI Research Symposium Saturday, Aug. 19.

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Heather Castelli: world traveler, mechanical engineer

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Up until last summer, Heather Castelli had visited more foreign countries than U.S. states.

“I follow in my grandfather’s footsteps,” says Castelli, a 2017 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T. “He left Hungary in 1956 at the start of the revolution. My grandmother is from there as well. It all comes back to them.”

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Energy-recycling steps eyed for post-surgical recovery, aging in place

Posted by on July 12, 2017

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher wants to make walking up and down stairs easier through the creation of a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend. Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, built the spring-loaded stairs as a postdoctoral researcher […]

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Missouri S&T researchers model ‘smart’ decision making

Posted by on June 23, 2017

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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Jie Gao receives NSF CAREER Award for optical metasurface research

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Dr. Jie Gao, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her work in the field of optical metasurfaces.

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