Grant builds bridge between humanities and engineering at S&T

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

Missouri S&T students traveling to Latin America for study abroad trips and service projects will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the countries they are visiting and earn course credit. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

The Missouri State Capitol. Photo from the Missouri House of Representatives image gallery.

Undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to the state’s top legislators on Tuesday, April 4.

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Missouri S&T’s summer camps instill excitement in youth

Missouri S&T has a wide variety of summer camps for students in first grade through high school.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host 17 camps this summer that offer students of all ages hands-on learning experiences. They can learn about explosives, make a microsatellite, hone their leadership skills and learn what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

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Business owners bullish on business climate

Local business owners are optimistic about business opportunities, according to a survey conducted by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

April means gratitude at Missouri S&T

Completion of Hasselmann Alumni House -- which was funded through private gifts -- was a major milestone during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.April showers bring May flowers and signal the start of springtime, but at Missouri University of Science and Technology April also signifies the spirit of giving. At Missouri S&T, April is Philanthropy Month, a celebration of giving, growth, pride, progress and philanthropy.

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Not so lost in space

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A pair of teacher education students at Missouri S&T will blast off for the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium on April 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and plan to return to campus with new ideas for their future classrooms. [Read more…]

Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

An example of a gold foil peeled from single crystal silicon. Reprinted with permission from Naveen Mahenderkar et al., Science [355]:[1203] (2017)

An example of a gold foil peeled from single crystal silicon. Reprinted with permission from Naveen Mahenderkar et al., Science [355]:[1203] (2017)

Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to researchers at Missouri S&T.

Writing in the March 17 issue of the journal Science, the S&T researchers say they have developed a way to “grow” thin layers of gold on single crystal wafers of silicon, remove the gold foils, and use them as substrates on which to grow other electronic materials. [Read more…]

S&T students shine in case study competition

Participating students and judges for the BIT competition. Photo from the BIT Facebook page.

Fifteen Missouri University of Science and Technology teams, comprised of 57 students, recently competed in a cybersecurity case study competition for the chance to earn a $1,000 prize and a mentoring session with executives from AT&T Inc., the event’s sponsor.

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Missouri S&T wins grant to help women, minority scientists become entrepreneurs

Missouri University of Science and Technology, in partnership with the University of Louisville and Indiana University, will be helping women and minority faculty, staff and student innovators improve their success in securing money to commercialize their inventions.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant for a pilot program, called AWARE: ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. The University of Louisville is the lead institution for the grant. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders receives $750,000 in funding

From clean drinking water to flood control, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders projects are changing lives in Central and South America. Now two major donors have stepped forward to provide $750,000 in funding for EWB – a $500,000 challenge grant from the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation and a $250,000 gift from Missouri S&T graduate David Heikkinen and his wife, Ann.

“EWB students are a different breed and we are lucky to have them,” says Duane Montana, a Montana Cahill Foundation director and retired executive with Brown & Root who earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T. “EWB students represent something of our higher nature and better selves. They make a commitment, often over multiple years, that goes beyond the classroom. It is a commitment to a community to provide its people with a basic life necessity: clean water.” [Read more…]