From wide receiver to mining leader

Braden Lusk stands at the entrance of the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine, photo by Sam O'Keefe

Braden Lusk stands at the entrance of the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine, photo by Sam O’Keefe

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.” [Read more…]

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

2011 10 31 Haunted Mine edit file  002Mining 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

Under the guidance of Professor Stewart Gillies, Missouri S&T students use equipment provided by Doe Run in the experimental mine in Rolla.      Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Under the guidance of Professor Stewart Gillies, Missouri S&T students use equipment provided by Doe Run in the experimental mine in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

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

A mine rescue team practicing at Missouri S&T's Experimental Mine.

A mine rescue team practicing at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

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. [Read more…]

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

Missouri S&T's team in action. Photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T’s team in action. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

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

Brent Fremont (left) sifts through the gold pan as his teammates Mike Allen (center) and Matt Coy help him search as they compete on Saturday April 5. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

Brent Fremont (left) sifts through the gold pan as his teammates Mike Allen (center) and Matt Coy help him search on Saturday, April 5. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

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

Dr. Paul Worsey directs Missouri S&T's explosives engineering program.

Dr. Paul Worsey directs Missouri S&T’s explosives engineering program.

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 2010.

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S&T’s Haunted Mine to operate on Friday

The Haunted Mine at Missouri University of Science and Technology 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

Kelli Fabick (left), marketing manager for Fabick CAT, hands off the keys to Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. Also pictured from left: Jimmie Taylor, supervisor, Experimental Mine, University of Missouri System President Timothy Wolfe and Steve Berkebile, Eastern North America Region manager for Caterpillar Global Mining. Dr. Samuel Frimpong, the Robert H. Quenon Chair of Mining Engineering at Missouri S&T, is on the far right.

Kelli Fabick (left), marketing manager for Fabick CAT, hands off the keys to Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. Also pictured from left: Jimmie Taylor, supervisor, Experimental Mine, University of Missouri System President Timothy Wolfe and Steve Berkebile, Eastern North America Region manager for Caterpillar Global Mining. Dr. Samuel Frimpong, the Robert H. Quenon Chair of Mining Engineering at Missouri S&T, is on the far right.

The Experimental Mine Facility at Missouri University of Science and Technology (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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S&T to host annual mine rescue competition

Two mine rescue teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete against seven professional and three student mine rescue teams during the 31st annual Missouri Mine Rescue Contest Sept. 24-26 at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine. [Read more…]