Fix-it fixation

Alumni couple finds success with furniture restoration business

Nicole Genz demonstrates how to refurbish cabinet doors during a Saturday morning class. Photos by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T.

Nicole Genz demonstrates how to refurbish cabinet doors during a Saturday morning class. Photos by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

As Missouri S&T undergraduates a decade ago, Brandt and Nicole Genz never envisioned careers as small-business owners flourishing amid the 21st century version of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

But after earning engineering degrees in Rolla, the St. Louis couple is now carving out an unexpected expertise in the home design market as the creative and managerial forces behind Rescued Furnishings and Designs. Their business began as a basement hobby and now consists of a workshop, new retail showroom and thriving do-it-yourself space occupying 6,600 square feet in a historic building near Lafayette Square.

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Dr. Joseph H. Senne Jr. died Dec. 20

Dr. Joseph SenneDr. Joseph H. Senne Jr., professor emeritus and former chair of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died Dec. 20, 2016.

Senne was an instructor in civil engineering at Missouri S&T from 1948 to 1951 and an assistant professor of civil engineering from 1951 to 1954. He spent eight years at Iowa State University, then returned to Missouri S&T as professor of civil engineering in 1963. He was named chair of the civil engineering department in 1965 and served until 1985. [Read more…]

Robotic bridge inspection, preservation is focus of new transportation center

A new University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T will lead to new robotic approaches to inspect and maintain bridges. (Photo via Missouri Department of Transportation.)

A new University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T will lead to new robotic approaches to inspect and maintain bridges. (Photo via Missouri Department of Transportation.)

Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Greening mines

Dr. Joel Burken and Mariam Al-Lami inspect the progress of her project in the Baker Greenhouse. Dr. Honglan Shi and Mariam test samples in a Butler Carlton laboratory. She is working with Doe Run to explore ways to use biosolids for revegetation of mine tailings. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Dr. Joel Burken and Mariam Al-Lami inspect the progress of her project in the Baker Greenhouse. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Doctoral student earns national recognition for research to restore soil at historic mines

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Schonberg selected for 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. William Schonberg (right) with Dr. Shannon Ryan, Chair of the Hypervelocity Impact Society's Awards Committee

Dr. William Schonberg (right) with Dr. Shannon Ryan, Chair of the Hypervelocity Impact Society’s Awards Committee

Dr. William P. Schonberg, chair and professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Hypervelocity Impact Society. He was selected for his leadership, innovation, and technical excellence in hypervelocity research. [Read more…]

Joel Burken receives UM System President’s Award

Missouri S&T Provost Robert Marley presented the 2015 UM System President's Award for Service to Dr. Joel Burken.

Missouri S&T Provost Robert Marley presented the 2015 UM System President’s Award for Service to Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.

Dr. Joel Burken, professor civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the 2015 University of Missouri System President’s Award for Service. The recognition includes a $5,000 award. [Read more…]

NASA honors Schonberg for space debris work

Dr. William P. Schonberg

Dr. William P. Schonberg

Dr. William P. Schonberg, chair and professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to receive a NASA Engineering and Safety Council (NESC) Honor Award. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T researcher earns G.H. Tattersall Award

Dr. Kamal H. Khayat.

Dr. Kamal H. Khayat.

Dr. Kamal H. Khayat, the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently earned the G.H. Tattersall Award at the 2014 ECO-CRETE, International Symposium on Sustainability held in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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John J. Myers named Fellow of The Masonry Society

Dr. John J. Myers

Dr. John J. Myers

Dr. John J. Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was awarded Fellow Membership status in The Masonry Society (TMS). [Read more…]

Researchers study ‘smart’ rocks use for detecting bridge damage

It’s hard to gauge how structurally sound a bridge is when its foundation is buried in a riverbed deep below the water’s surface. New “smart” rocks that are being developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology will give engineers an accurate, easy and cost-effective tool to monitor a bridge’s foundation, in real time.
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