Tag: experimental mine

Missouri S&T explosives researcher studies blast-induced brain injuries

Posted by on February 15, 2018

The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.” For Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives engineering, the Missouri S&T mine is also an invaluable testing ground to study a life-altering ailment that can impact athletes, car accident victims, members of the military and others: traumatic brain injury (TBI). In partnership with neuroscientists from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the native Briton uses the outdoor lab to mimic battlefield conditions and explore how carefully calibrated explosions affect the brain’s wiring.

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From wide receiver to mining leader

Posted by on October 18, 2016

Braden Lusk first came to Rolla in 1996 as a walk-on wide receiver from central Kansas who excelled at math and science in high school but admittedly “had no idea what an engineer was.”

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S&T Haunted Mine to open Friday, Oct. 21

Posted by on October 14, 2016

Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are “haunting” the school’s Experimental Mine Facility for Halloween this year.

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Public-private partnership helps fund new mine building at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 7, 2016

Bill Kennedy, president and CEO of Jack Kennedy Metal Products and Building Inc., recently gave the lead gift to support construction of the new Kennedy Experimental Mine Building at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Experimental mine project receives state matching funds

Posted by on April 3, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive $1.2 million in state capital appropriations for a new research and teaching building at its Experimental Mine – regularly listed as one of Popular Science magazine’s most “awesome labs” and home to the university’s popular summer Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors.

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Missouri S&T’s mine rescue team competes against pros

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology recently hosted a competition designed to simulate a mine emergency. University teams competed alongside teams from industry, including Doe Run, Vulcan Materials Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

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S&T men’s, women’s teams finish first in mining competition

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Men’s and women’s teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology won world championships in mucking last weekend. The last time both teams won first place was in 2005.

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S&T offers nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology has been approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education to offer the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering. Missouri S&T was also the first in the nation to offer undergraduate and post-graduate minors in explosives engineering in 2005, a postgraduate certificate in 2006, and a master’s degree in […]

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S&T’s Haunted Mine to operate on Friday

Posted by on October 29, 2013

The Haunted Mine at Missouri S&T will operate an additional day this Halloween season. Mining engineering student volunteers will be on hand to frighten folks on Friday, Nov. 1, in addition to Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Caterpillar donates hydraulic excavator to S&T’s Experimental Mine

Posted by on October 28, 2013

The Experimental Mine Facility at Missouri S&T has a new Cat 316E hydraulic excavator, thanks to Fabick CAT of Fenton, Mo., and Caterpillar Global Mining. The companies presented the excavator, valued at $250,000, to the university at a ceremony on Sept. 26, at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

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