Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Missouri S&T professor receives manufacturing research medal

Posted by on May 8, 2018

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Dr. Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing at Missouri S&T, is being honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his role in advancing manufacturing research. The professional society has named Leu, who also directs the Intelligent Systems Center at S&T, the winner of its 2018 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal. The award recognizes significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes.

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Missouri S&T Renaissance Student Award granted to well-rounded graduate

Posted by on April 30, 2018

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Daniel Roesch, a graduating senior in ceramic engineering with minors in chemistry and studio art, has earned Missouri S&T’s 2018 Renaissance Student Award. S&T ‘s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and the arts, languages and philosophy department presented the award, which includes a $1,000 prize, in a ceremony on campus today at the Havener Center.

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Landers named Curators’ Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 26, 2018

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Dr. Robert Landers, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Landers will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. The University of Missouri System Board of Curators bestows the honorary title upon outstanding scholars with established reputations in the field of study. Landers is being recognized for his work in the automation and control of manufacturing processes.

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

Posted by on February 1, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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