The Experimental Mine at Missouri University of Science and Technology 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.Read More »
Growing interest in explosives technology among both federal investigators and military personnel is prompting Missouri University of Science and Technology to further expand its graduate programs in the field.
The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Thursday voted to approve a new master of science degree in explosives technology at Missouri S&T. The proposal now awaits final approval by the state Coordinating Board of Higher Education.
A pioneering program in explosives engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is poised to expand to the doctoral level. The University of Missouri System Board of Curators voted to approve the degree program at its Nov. 21 meeting. The program now must be approved by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education.Read More »
The first session of one of the most unique summer camps in the nation is under way at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri S&T is once again holding Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors. The first of three sessions started June 5.Read More »
Missouri University of Science and Technology will award the nation’s first master’s degrees in explosives engineering Dec. 18.Read More »
Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the few places in the country where college students can study explosives. And, this summer, high school students will once again be coming to Missouri S&T to learn the proper ways to blow things up.Read More »
The State of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (or CBHE) has approved the new master of science degree in explosives engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.Read More »
Phillip Mulligan is trying to make improvised explosive devices more powerful with the idea of eventually making them less deadly.Read More »