Missouri S&T Formula Car team to race in Nebraska

The Formula SAE team competing in 2016. Photo from the team’s Facebook page.

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will race their Formula One-style racecars this week at Formula SAE-Lincoln, an international student design competition.

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Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Parker Freudenberger, a Ph.D. student in ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, works on glass artwork developed in collaboration with her sister, Chandlee Freudenberger, a student at Winthrop University. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine.

And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping. [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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Suspicious package determined not to be a threat, investigation continues

A plastic bag of materials discovered Friday near the nuclear reactor on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus has been determined to be free of explosives or any dangerous chemicals, Missouri S&T police say. Campus buildings that were evacuated yesterday are once again open and the university is operating under normal conditions. [Read more…]

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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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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Jie Gao receives NSF CAREER Award for optical metasurface research

Dr. Jie Gao, NSF CAREER Award recipient. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

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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St. Louis Public Radio to assume operations of KMST

St. Louis Public Radio, the National Public Radio affiliate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will assume the operational and programming duties of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s public radio station KMST, effective July 1, 2017. [Read more…]

Louisiana scholar named chair of geosciences, geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T

Dr. David Borrok, a professor of geosciences and director of the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been named chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The appointment takes effect August 1. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T alumnus establishes $1 million scholarship endowment

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate and trustee Steve Wunning has established a $1 million scholarship endowment at Missouri S&T. He says that the Steven H. and Lyneve C. Wunning Scholarship Fund recognizes the role that the university played in his life and career.

“Going to Rolla was one of the best decisions I ever made,” says Wunning, who earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1973 and spent his career with Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. [Read more…]