Fueling space flight

Postdoctoral fellow Steven Berg is pictured in the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory. The S&T alumnus oversees a team of graduate student researchers seeking to advance multi-mode spacecraft propulsion. Such a system would allow small satellites to change course on the fly and react to unforeseen circumstances, from shifting weather patterns to unexpected military maneuvers. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Postdoc returns to Rolla after industry stint to launch spacecraft propulsion company

It started with a boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut fueled from watching the 1995 Hollywood portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission.

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Riggins receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Dr. David Riggins

Dr. David Riggins

Dr. David Riggins, Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host Private Pilot Ground School this fall

Private Pilot Ground SchoolMissouri University of Science and Technology’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering is sponsoring a Private Pilot Ground School this fall through Missouri S&T’s distance and continuing education program. [Read more…]

New forum to share control systems research, best practices

Fostering discussion of research related to control systems, like those used to operate Mars rover vehicles, is the reason behind Missouri S&T's new Control Systems Forum.

Fostering discussion of research related to control systems, like those used to operate Mars rover vehicles, is the reason behind Missouri S&T’s new Control Systems Forum.

Starting in April, a new online forum designed to connect researchers and students interested in control systems – the automated, computerized control of machines and other systems — will launch online through an effort by Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T student honored by Women in Aerospace

Erin Kirchmeier

Erin Kirchmeier

Erin M. Kirchmeier of Kansas City, Mo., a senior aerospace engineering major at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is one of nine women who will be recognized later this month for their contributions to the advancement of women in the aerospace field. [Read more…]

Ph.D. candidate Andrew Brune receives NASA Space Technology Fellowship

Andrew Brune

Andrew Brune

Andrew Brune of St. Charles, Mo., a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is one of 65 graduate students in the United States to be named a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for 2013. [Read more…]

Researchers get NASA funding to study how to propel and control tiny spacecraft

NASA hopes to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe, but current small satellites that gather vital information can’t be controlled once they’ve been released into space. Two researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology think they may have discovered a fix for the problem.

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Missouri S&T professor to receive 2008 AIAA Aeroacoustics Award

Dr. Walter Eversman, Curators’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace
engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been chosen
to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2008
Aeroacoustics Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft
community noise reduction.

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UMR professor’s invention may quiet electric motor industry

A University of Missouri-Rolla researcher and two of his colleagues have received a patent for a system that could improve the performance of electric motors.

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Honor society names UMR senior to elite eight

Lori Ziegler of Fenton, Mo., a senior in aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, recently received the 2006 North Central Region Award from Sigma Gamma Tau, an honor society for aerospace engineering students.

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